CBC The Exhibitionist: These murals of people in uncanny masks tell the story of a Calgary community
Katie Green: 'In my personal experiences when wearing a mask, I've felt more myself than I have without it'
Katie Green takes her usual practice - maskmaking and murals - and turns it into a massive program of public art. Filmmaker: Asim Haque 4:23
Katie Green makes masks and puppets, as well as painting on paper and making huge frenetic murals. Her masks are uncanny, smeared with colour and often wearing inscrutable expressions. The artist has posed with them in ambiguous poses, telling stories about whose endings we're never really sure.
This summer, Green took her mask-making practice to a community in Calgary, her hometown. There, she worked with individuals to create their own masks and pose in them, then pasted the resulting murals onto surfaces as large as 40 x 80 feet.
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Lise Hosein · CBC Arts · Posted: Nov 19, 2019 4:00 PM ET | Last Updated: November 19, 2019