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Sculpture Exhibition to Open at BCC

Berkshire Community College (BCC) presents "MOTION," an exhibition of textile sculptures by Hudson Valley, New York artist Kate Hamilton, on view in Koussevitzky Gallery Nov. 1, 2022 through Jan. 6, 2023. The gallery is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.to 5 p.m. Admission is free.

In part of a project statement provided by the artist, Hamilton said, "We live in a windy world. Life and time don't stand still. If you look at something from far away, it looks still, but as you get closer, everything begins to teem with life. Either things are in flux, or life has slipped out.

The materials, structures and shapes I work with will always be defined by Motion. Movement through space, through time, though ideas. And as I work, thoughts float about, traveling in many directions, like dust through air, like tiny floating jellyfish.

Kate Hamilton

From "MOTION" by Kate Hamilton

On the Verge of Merge sculpture

"On the Verge of Merge"

Tangents Jacket

"Tangents Jacket"

Kate Hamilton is a sculptor based in the mid-Hudson Valley. Her sculpture practice employs the process of sewing to create form. She uses it to explore the architecture, experience and nature of garments, in work ranging in scale from palm-sized to room-sized. Recently, her interests have diversified to include other objects of shelter, refuge and transport: bowls, boxes and boats. Hamilton has installed her kinetic sculpture in museums, galleries and alternative spaces across the United States. She currently has a large public-art sculpture installed at the Albany International Airport. She has created and installed sculptures, costumes and sets for art performances, events, concerts and festivals in New York, Berlin, Canada and Zurich.

Hamilton's work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions, as well as in festivals, installations, performances and public art. She earned a bachelor of arts degree from Brown University and has studied millinery, draping, patternmaking, puppetry and papermaking at the Rhode Island School of Design, Parsons School of Design, Fashion Institute of Technology and Women's Studio Workshop.