Blue Bicycle Books, Charleston, SC

Kat Hastie, The Arena, Thurs., Dec. 14, 5:30 pm

Please join Blue Bicycle Books for a reception for artist Kat HastieThurs., Dec. 14, 5:30 pm as she signs copies of her monograph, The Arena (hb., 198 pp., $75). (Note date change.)

About the book:

In The Arena, Hastie tells her life story through her paintings. Hastie contemplates the transformative nature of a life in art as she takes the reader on a journey from her early works as a College of Charleston student, through her era of Italian inspiration in the 90s, to the paintings influenced by her domestic life in Charleston.

“Kat’s masterful hand and her deliberate twists away from the expected —  I find myself hanging onto every thread, every painted souvenir from her journey.” — Tim Hussey, local contemporary artist

About the author:

Kat Hastie has enjoyed a long painting career in her native Charleston, where she finds inspiration in the people she encounters and her childhood on a former plantation. Her recent work blends realism and abstraction, and employs symbols such as flowers, nature, and historical figures to evoke the rebellious force within. 

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