Potboiler by Kate Sammons - 10 1/2 x 11 inches Signed
Kate Sammons


Oil on canvas-panel
10 1/2 x 11 inches

A potboiler or pot-boiler is a quickly scrambled-together creative work whose main purpose was to pay for the creator's daily expenses — thus the imagery of "boil the pot" which means "to provide one's livelihood". Novels deemed to be potboilers may also be called pulp fiction, and potboiler films may be called "popcorn movies." Kate uses this imagery and concept to interpret the show's theme is a very unique way, juxtaposing the gamble that an artist takes to 'fit' the mold of a venue versus the liberating license that so many creatives enjoy. Kate's work truly gambles with the viewer's expectations--inviting them to enjoy her painting works as true expressions of her genuine interests and honest intentions.

Kate Sammons
Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc., New York City