Kathleen Hudspeth was born in Miami and has been working her butt off in the art world for longer than 99% of the local galleries have existed. Whether exhibiting at Bass and Fred Snitzer, lecturing at MoCA, writing art criticism for the Sun Post, or serving as a volunteer docent for MAM, Hudspeth has kept her nose to the proverbial grindstone, and recently, a lot of that work seems to be getting noticed in new and exciting ways.
First, the Knight Foundation made her one of 45 finalists for this year's arts grants for her incredibly necessary idea for a community print shop, and now, Naomi and Jim over at Bas Fisher Invitational have given her skillful print-making abilities a solo exhibition. Titled, You Were Always There with Us, the show is a series of drawings and prints that utilize a dizzying array of techniques: engraving, lithography, mezzotint, etching and silkscreen, often combining one or more method in one piece. Addressing issues of inclusion and oppression, Hudspeth's work is as thoughtful as it is precise.
Head over to the gallery, on the second floor of the Buena Vista Building, between 7 and 10 for the opening reception. The show runs until July 11.
June 13-July 11, 7 p.m., 2009