Kimberly Greene lives in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and is an Assistant Professor of Art at Carthage College. Previously she taught at Michigan State University, Southeastern Louisiana University, and Baton Rouge Community College. Greene received her BFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University and an MFA in Ceramics from Louisiana State University. In addition, she received a BS from Northwestern University in Electrical Engineering.
Greene has participated in numerous exhibitions—upcoming and recent examples include The Wisconsin Triennial at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art and R.U.R. at the Soap Factory in Minneapolis.
My work is a model for a building project. It is a re-visioning of space and architecture.
In this work, I create the beginnings of a new landscape. The bricks, based on an equilateral triangle, evoke a built environment of faceted spherical spaces rather than ordinary rectangular cubes.
The imagined landscape is disorienting, the spherical spaces conflict with the rectangular spaces of the daily life. Spaces are re-built and re-humanized. These are difficult spaces, not flat, convenient or practical.
As the viewer experiences the space, the industrial history of brick making is reflected in the multitude of building blocks, each a result of laborious, obsessive, repetitive making. Questions of handmade verses industrial reproduction are brought into the fore.
The nature of the loose, interchangeable and interlocking elements invites the viewer to rearrange and rebuild the space creating an ever changing and evolving landscape.