Kat Burdine was born in Minnesota in the mid-80s. Her work employs playfulness to disarm and highlight the awkward realities of socially assigned narratives and their consequences. She received her MFA degree from Cranbrook Academy of Art and recently moved to Cleveland.
“Belly Rub” includes prints that don’t act like prints and other new works that don’t work by Kat Burdine. The work in this show uses too much ink and asks for too much touching. Its excess questions the fundamental nature of its function. It hopes to be enough, but it is too much. Kat Burdine uses that space between familiarity and distortion to probe arbitrary proving grounds and social expectation. The work Embraces unpredictability, and favors failure.