Meet Katie Neece, the artist behind the work in “Haunted Nostalgia” and learn about the inspiration for her glitched paintings!
Indiana artist Katie Neece will be discussing her paintings in her solo exhibition Haunted Nostalgia: the mall will be closing in 10 minutes… at Middle Child Gallery.
Her paintings build on our nostalgia for the future we thought was coming but has instead decayed within and alongside the American mall.
Inspired by 80s and 90s graphic design and visual culture, there is familiarity that hides within Neece’s works. But something doesn’t feel right—the vision is skewed. Through looming digital-esque forms and deep drop shadows, the artist offers a nod to the failure of the capitalistic ventures in which we often found such aesthetics. As the artist explains, her works “illustrate that the past continually reminds us of the future’s failure in the form of haunting.”
Katie Neece (b. 1989) lives and works in South Bend, Indiana. She received her MFA in Painting at the University of Notre Dame and her BFA from Indiana University South Bend. Her work has been published in I Like Your Work Podcast, Friend of the Artist, Create! Magazine and RUNG Magazine in Bristol, UK as well as published in the University of Iowa’s Exchanges: Journal of Literary Translation. Neece has most recently exhibited her work in FUTURE PERFECT and Summer Idylle at 550 Gallery in Queens, NY and Screenic Paradigms at the Neon Heater in Findlay, OH.
Middle Child Gallery is an emerging art space in Chicago that connects and supports Midwest-based artists through exhibitions and programming. Our member-based model ensures continued and sustainable support of the gallery and regional arts community as a whole. Go to our website or follow us on Instagram for more info. Located in room #950 on the 9th floor of Mana Contemporary, 2233 S. Throop St. Chicago, IL.