Artist Statement


Kim Triedman, an award-winning poet and novelist, began working in collage, assemblage and mixed media as a way to further indulge her fascination with story:  

"I have always loved old and discarded things -- boxes, drawers, architectural salvage.  They carry their own rich and messy histories -- the patina of other times and places and lives.  I make use of them in my work, and old windows seem to me the best and most evocative of these.  Like sudden and unexpected purviews, they open us up to constellations and juxtapositions in search of a narrative thread.  They make us dream, wonder, calculate; they allow us access to worlds -- random, teeming, private worlds -- without ever crossing over the threshold.

Because what are stories but connections made visible -- the alchemy of this-plus-that?  The bringing together of random elements, the birth of something entirely new.  When we look out a window, what we get is a story without narration, a tableau without context or confirmation.  In its way, it is a lot like looking at art.  Faced with a framed and bound set of images, our minds do what they do best: find connections between them, make sense out of disorder, fill in the blanks to create a narrative which goes well beyond the edges of the canvas.  At times windows also allow us to look out (or in!) on things we weren't supposed to see in the first place.  To sneak, to peek.  They open up the possibility of bearing witness without invitation.  They make of us voyeurs, unwitting or not, of both the world around us and -- ultimately, inescapably -- ourselves.     

This is where my art begins.


Past, Current, and Upcoming Exhibitions

Selected for two-person member exhibition with artist Anne Plaisance at  Concord Art Association (Juried, April, 2018- May, 2018), Concord, MA

Selected for two-person member exhibition with artist Cynthia Triedman at Newton Free Library (Juried, April - May, 2018)

Arlington Open Studios (Juried, October 14, 2017).  Group exhibition at Arlington Town Hall, Arlington, MA.

“WordPlay” (Juried, September - October, 2017).  Group exhibition at Gallery Blink, Lexington, MA

Annual Members Exhibition (Juried; September-October, 2017).  Group exhibition at Mosesian Center for the Arts, Watertown, MA

“Fay Chandler Emerging Art Awards/Exhibition” (Juried; September, 2017).  Group exhibition at Scollay Square Gallery, Boston City Hall, Boston, MA

“Body Politic” (Juried; August, 2017).  Group exhibition at the Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA

“Connections” (Juried; July – August, 2017).  Group exhibition at the Six Bridges Gallery, Maynard, MA

“Reclaimed,” (Juried; April-July, 2017), Group exhibition at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, Watertown, MA

 “A Book About Death,” (2009), Group exhibition at the Emily Harvey Foundation Gallery, New York, NY