The International Print Center New York (IPCNY) New Prints 2020/Summer show, titled Give Me Space, includes two prints by Adjunct Lecturer Kathryn Larkins. This cycle of the biannual open-call exhibition focuses on spaces for political dissent and the body. It features new works by 41 artists working in the medium of print, selected by Brooklyn-based visual and multimedia artist Chitra Ganesh. The show can be viewed remotely from June 25 to September 19, 2020.
Prof. Larkins’ prints, Dashcam I and Apprehension, are part of her research on the history of policing, specifically concerning dashboard and body camera laws in New York and New Jersey. She sees her work as bearing witness to a complex problem in urgent need of resolution. “I am using available footage from non-fatal encounters as source material because it serves as a matter of history and an important window on law enforcement,” Prof. Larkins explains. “Art, for me, is testimony.”
Prof. Larkins came to Guttman in 2013, originally to deliver targeted academic support for English Language Learner (ELL) students. She has since worked as a Graduate Coordinator in the First-Year Experience and taught the Arts in New York City course as an Adjunct Lecturer. In 2019, Prof. Larkins received Guttman’s Award for Excellence in Teaching for Part-Time Faculty. She holds a Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art from CUNY’s City College, where she studied printmaking with Prof. Carl Fudge. Prof. Larkins has also studied painting with Paul Ching-Bor at the Art Students League of New York.