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SELECTED WORKS BY Katie Orton

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Katie Orton
I Salut You My Black Soul

2005

Savlon, acrylic paint, fake fur, tipex & pen on canvas

30 x 21 cm
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Katie Orton
Switch

2005

Acrylic paint, collage, pen on paper

42 x 59 cm
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Katie Orton
Turn Or Burn

2005

Acrylic paint on canvas

180 x 100 cm
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Katie Orton
Backerie

2005

Acrylic paint, collage on paper

42 x 59 cm
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Katie Orton
Conversations In The International Hostel 1

2005

Acrylic paint, packaging, pen, watercolour on paper

42 x 59 cm
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Katie Orton
Conversations In The International Hostel 2

2005

Acrylic paint, packaging, pen, watercolour on paper

42 x 59 cm
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Katie Orton
Fate's Hand

2005

Felt, savlon, tipex, pen on paper

30 x 21 cm
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Katie Orton
For The Foyer

2005

Cardboard, fablon and cigarette

150 x 50 x 50 cm

ARTICLES

Emerging: Katie Orton
Ruth Hedges discusses the work of Katie Orton


Women in the 21st century are masters of disguise. A dynamic working women is a good daughter one minute, a sexy partner the next, and then a shoulder to cry on. This is not dissembling, but the reality of the many roles arising from modern living – a kind of liberation from expectation and enforced roles which offers freedom to have control in different spheres.

But with that come the demands of complex shape-shifting; navigating the needs of self, others, and situations; confusing and liberating at the same time. This, while holding on to a clear sense of self, could prove to be the defining challenge for women in this age, and Katie Orton is grabbing it with both hands.

Having graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 2005, Orton set up Zug fanzine, became a director of The Embassy in Edinburgh, exhibited at the first Athens Biennale, Edinburgh’s RSA, Collective Gallery, The Embassy, and most recently at Generator Projects in Dundee. Her work has been bought by serious collectors, and she was recently discovered as leading a ‘double-life’ in the cleaning business with her own company, ‘Green Rooms Urban Eco-Cleaning Services’. ‘Cleaning suits me’, she says. ‘It’s cathartic. My body’s engaged in very physical labour, but my head’s free to think. It’s fun to play about with your roles in life too. As a cleaner, you have to be unassuming and quiet. As an artist there’s a lot of assertiveness and self-promotion.’

Orton’s work expresses the fractured condition of modern life with wit and exuberance. Cubist lessons of multiple perspectives are employed with renewed vigour through her female lens. ‘Waitress’, 2007, is a large-scale sculpture made from intersecting sheets of MDF. The silhouetted torso is supported by an arm holding a hair-dryer aimed at the head, which balances a tray, on which the strip of a face is perched. Getting ready for the outside world, bearing a precarious tray, and looking out with one eye, sums up the juggling act of waiting tables and women at work. But the body is strong – bold decorative markings indicate almost-Amazonian brawn.

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Source:mapmagazine.co.uk