About the Book
"Kathryn Dunlevie: Another Look" is a survey of Dunlevie's series of mixed media works, featuring essays by Glen Helfand, Don Snyder and Frederick Spratt. Integrating photography and painting, this body of work is a rendering of a new kind of perception - not a linear catalog of what is seen, but a synthesis of pertinent images. While the camera stands in for our eyes, recording bits of visual information; the subsequent choosing and combining of key elements functions like the contemporary unconscious. The results are compositions whose apparent harmony masks incongruities not obvious at first glance.
Kathryn Dunlevie is a photography-based mixed media artist whose work has been exhibited throughout the U.S. and internationally. Cathy Kimball, Executive Director of the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, writes of her work: "Through brilliant compositional detail and manipulation, she creates disconcerting, surprising, inexplicable spaces and scenarios – swimming pools that have many points of entry, cloisters with multiple arched domes, streetscapes that elude mapmakers, and interior settings that are almost, but not quite right." Dunlevie has always been intrigued by spatial and temporal inconsistencies, and by each individual’s particular and shifting sense of reality. She fragments, reassembles, and layers photographs to suggest the intrusion of alternate worlds. Her photographs of everyday images are transformed into compositions that hint at mysterious underlying structures and intangible extra dimensions.