10 – 25th November
Anastasia Klose and Katherine Botten
Anastasia and Katherine AFK
Katherine and Anastasia like each other’s work. They wanted to do an exhibition together where they exhibit whatever they are working on. Generally Katherine and Anastasia only ever meet online, so they are happy to finally exhibit material manifestations of their existence together.
Katherine Botten is an Australian interdisciplinary artist. Her works are primarily voiced in the first person, often blurring the distinction between artist and object of study. Katherine Botten explores the construction and destabilization of identity in Post Capitalist conditions, para-patriarchal expression, the aesthetics of wellness, self-care and mental illness, and the distress of living and consuming. She currently squats instagram.com/katherinebotten1er.
Anastasia Klose is interested in outsider art, and the idea of the passionate amateur. The passionate amateur has no artworld connections and a naïve approach to art. Unconstrained by the fashions of the day, their touchstones are modernist painters such as Gauguin and Picasso. Employing the naïve approach of the amateur, Anastasia started to paint in 2015, just to try a new medium. She made about 6 paintings, a lot of them are spraypainted over and over again. Employing themes of socialist politics and teddy bears, painted with Museum of Bad Art aesthetics, she has posted these paintings numerous times on Instagram and now is happy to show a few of them in an exhibition with Katherine. Anastasia lives an isolated existence in Western Sydney.