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KATHLEEN ANDERSON | Tuning Compositional Strategies

Aug 07, 2021 - Sep 19, 2021
“Tuning Compositional Strategies” explore the language of abstraction as a means of distilling the intersections of art, energy healing modalities, percussive patterns and sound into a visual investigation of the body’s rhythms and alignment.

Drawing from a range of sources, the physio-philosophy of Jin Shin Jyutsu, Brazilian Candomblé drumming, neural pathways, meridian points, circuitry, pulses, particles, networks, Kathleen explores materials, primarily copper, for conductive and therapeutic qualities. Referencing the spine, nervous system and right/left polarities of the body, the vibratory patterns interact as a kind of radiation from within the object, exploring how the body unifies and balances itself.

In conjunction with the exhibition, DVAA will present Live Music for Healing, a free live music performance on Sunday, August 29, at 2 pm in the Gloria Krause Recital Hall, featuring an improvisational trio with Hudson Valley musicians singer/composer Timothy Hill, percussionist Evry Mann, and multi-instrumentalist sound healer Thomas Workman from the band Levanta. Unusual instruments in combination give Levanta a breadth, depth. and ability to morph through a wide range of textures, rhythms. and musical landscapes.

Additional collaborations by Anderson with musicians can be found on soundcoud.com

This event is made possible through the New York State Council on the Arts and Arts for Sullivan Decentralization Program. There is limited seating: the performance will feature a livestream for audiences unable to experience the event in person.


Kathleen Anderson is an artist, drummer, and certified Jin Shin Jyutsu practitioner living and working in upstate New York in a homemade house from reclaimed materials. Her work encompasses drawing, sculpture, sound, bodywork and earth tuning. Her work has been exhibited at numerous venues including the Bronx Museum of Art, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Oberlin College, Brown University, and Dorsky Museum at SUNY-New Paltz.

Learn more at kathleenanderson.netL


The activities of the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance are made possible in part by a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature

  • Date: Aug 07, 2021 - Sep 19, 2021
  • Location:Loft Gallery
  • Curators:DVAA

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