Kay Slater is a multidisciplinary artist.

Kay's artistic practice explores value as it relates to process and expectations. Multidisciplinary means that they work in a variety of ways to make and produce work; such as illustration, paper and cardboard sculpture, photography, videography, writing, and discussion. An example is their annual, many-sided explorations every October on instagramOpens in new window. They enjoy creating and maintaining spaces where people can explore, learn, experience, fail, feel, and create!

Kay is queer and hard of hearing. They use They/Their/Theirs pronouns exclusively online (cyberspace), and accept the use of fluid pronouns; They/She, in meatspace* meatspace is another way to describe physical or non-digital environments. .

Kay subscribes to the philosophy of the New Sincerity a philosophy or trend that tries to expand upon and break away from concepts of postmodernist irony. which strives to “be more awesome”.

Artist Statement

I like to explore concepts of worth and self-worth through making. I am driven to question traditional display and exhibition standards - especially through an accessibility and ability-focused lens. I obsessively archive my process and am constantly working to embrace mistakes. I build workshops that help participants value (and hopefully delight in) the act of making which ultimately reduces the pressure people feel to create a finished, perfect product.

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Design Notes:

While it may seem odd for a visual artist to have such a minimalist design and lack of content for a website, this page is designed to acknowledge that:

Designing a website that prioritizes access doesn't have to be ugly. Nor does an aesthetically pleasing website need to be inaccessible. However, Brutalist web design Striving to create simple, honest, and functional websites appeals to me as I work to identify and reject classist and narcissist design trends and standards that perpetuate oppression. I believe the best design prioritizes information first - regardless of how it is being consumed.

kay@kdot.ca