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Assholes of Ambition The Grrrrrr8 Kate Groobey takes over Milan

Assholes of Ambition

The Grrrrrr8 Kate Groobey takes over Milan

by Ancient Champion, Columnist
first published: September, 2019
we cannot deny our love for the fabulous painter, multi-media artist...Kate Groobey

KATE GROOBEY
ASSHOLES OF AMBITION
RIBOT ARTE CONTEMPORANEA GALLERY
, MILAN
19 September - 26 October 2019


As you know we cannot deny our love for the fabulous painter, multi-media artist...Kate Groobey. Oh I don't know just what or how her various working techniques are labelled... breathtaking? That Kate Groobey. Kate and the Spanish, let's say, confrontationalist of sorts, Greta Alfaro, are top of our arts charts, folks, blowing our pathetically little minds and so we of course get animated and look up from the computer, stop slumping almost entirely, and smile and talk and... Wish We Were There, and feel less defeated whenever either of them does anything.

Just opened... And it's fucked because we missed the opening night, we love Milan and we missed an excellent evening in time, where my understanding is that Kate Groobey 'performed' - and if you've never seen her highly original pieces, you can't even begin to imagine what that might mean...

Just opened, and running for a month at the Ribot Arte Contemporanea Gallery in Milan, is Kate's newest show, Assholes of Ambition. You know, just last night I watched Elton's Rocket Man biopic, and there is something as exciting, as mesmerising, as... You will never know what might happen next in that movie and Elton's crazy height of success life and what Kate Groobey is putting into galleries right now. It's that exciting. It's Pure. It's crawling round on all fours life affirming art. What else are we here for?

Actually to digress barely, a Kate Groobey OUTSIDELEFT Night Out would be what the world wants, right?

Assholes of Ambition uses painting and soft sculpture to ponder what a woman needs to defend herself, and where does the greatest threat lie? From within or without. The work is inspired by Kate's partner, Jina's battle with her adversaries and their attempts to swallow her up...

This bit from the press release because, well, they are paid to keep it together in a way you can understand. They don't write jazz...

In the paintings on show, all characterised by a strong narrative sense, there cohabit contrasting and recurrent symbols such as hearts, which are metaphors for compassion and empathy, and bolts of lightning, which are the emblem of power and strength. There are also references to wisdom, protection, and power, here represented by a large pencil, an owl, the sun, the moon, and the stars. The Assholes of Ambition series also reflects on some ambivalent motifs and images with a double value: examples are the arrows and the encircling hands that might refer as much to a protective force as to an external attack.


Essential Info:
Ribot Gallery website
Here's a link to the ferry website
Eurotunnel
And plane if you don't care so much about the world being fucked for your benefit

RIBOT arte contemporanea
via Enrico Nöe 23 - 20133 Milano
info@ribotgallery.com
Tel.+39 347 050 93 23

Kate Groobey's Website
and Kate's mentions, features and stuff at outsideleft.com

Ancient Champion
Columnist

Ancient Champion writes for OUTSIDELEFT, relentlessly records instrumental easy listening tracks, and is always completing the short story collection, Six Stories About Motoring Nowhere. More info at AncientChampion.com


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