Kate Holcomb Hale

I'm not here for left leg. I'm here for right foot.

*See you soon. No eggs today. in foreground


I'm not here for left leg. I'm here for right foot.

Paper, acrylic paint + charcoal

150 x 228 x 48 in (approximately)

2019 | 2022

Featured in "Poetics of Process: 2022 Maine College of Art + Design Triennial" at the ICA at MECA in Portland, ME.

"Poetics of Process brings together seventeen artists whose work often settles within a hybrid space of imaginative making and unmaking; ritual and rigour; and documenting the everyday. The exhibition proposes intimate strategies and coping mechanisms for navigating the current socio-political climate. The last two years have caused the world to pause, reflect and reimagine and the works that make up this exhibition mirror this moment through their materiality, visible labor, and conceptual underpinnings. There is something powerful in the terrain of the everyday and the deliberate ways in which meaning can be made. As the artist and educator, Manny Farber writes in his seminal 1962 essay White Elephant vs. Termite Art, “A peculiar fact about termite-tapeworm-fungus-moss art is that it goes always forward eating its own boundaries, and, likely as not, leaves nothing in its path other than the signs of eager, industrious, unkempt activity

– Kate McNamara, guest juror

Photographs by Carolyn Wachnicki 

courtesy of Institute of Contemporary Art at MECA&D