Kay Westhues is an exhibiting artist with Gina Costa.
Artists Statement on Reciprocity
In Conversation: Kay Westhues | Gina Costa
Our conversations and friendship, which began over a decade ago, have been enriched by our walks: through parks, in the woods, along the river.
We’ve used this time together to explore what we hear as well as what we see, to discuss what we’ve read and how we are faring during this year of isolation. Our walks have been a journey of mutual growth and a constant nurturing of artistic ideas.
As photographers, we collectively seek how to better understand and interpret how the pandemic has affected us, as individuals and as a society. These images, in their shared depiction of thresholds, help us to imagine what can be when we have finally passed through this uncertain time. They act as portals through which we each can find meaning and hope.
Artist Bio for Kay Westhues
Kay Westhues is a photographer and folklorist who is interested in documenting the ways in which rural tradition and history are interpreted and transformed in the present day. Her work encompasses the fields of photography, videography, audio and ethnography.
Kay’s current academic positions include Associate Faculty at the Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts, Indiana University South Bend, and Adjunct Faculty at the University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, IN.
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