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June 29, 2019

Twenty-nine-minute radio interview on NPR: The Out of Bounds Radio Show with Tish Pearlman featured ARTIST Kadie Salfi.




Kadie Salfi draws attention to gun violence, and the killing of women by romantic partners, in “My Mom and Scorpio” (2018), a work created with graphite, spray paint and cosmetics.

The works are inviting from a distance, like a refreshing splash of light. But up close, their innocuousness fades. Through the words, the guns reveal that however visually appealing they may appear from afar, they are ultimately bound in violence masked as something pretty. They’re “terror,” as the show’s statement describes, “commingled with allure.”

“Pretend you were talking to an NRA member in a low-population, low-crime state like New Hampshire or Utah, where the rate of gun violence is much lower than in New York,” we asked. “If that person wandered into the exhibit, what would you want them to take away from it?”

June 20, 2017

"New work from Kadie Salfi’s series, Every 16 Hours, a title that calls attention to the fact that every 16 hours a woman is shot and killed by a current or former partner. Each work is painted with make-up on plywood."

April 11, 2017

"In spite of eschewing technical detail, or quite possibly because of it, Red Guns establishes a discursive space that acknowledges the terrifying capabilities of the weapons, and the intentions with which they are used. The images are juxtaposed by the harrowing descriptions of the weapon’s effects."

February 18, 2016

"Some of the works in the show speak more clearly than others—Kadie Salfi’s Red Guns, for example, are insightful and terrifying prints, jumping out from within bookshelves and labeled with the specific school shootings to which each gun refers—but the eclecticism of the show’s works as a whole present a diverse collection of oddities, some created documents and others found."

Chapter 89: Kadie Salfi

August 30, 2016

"My hope is that the viewer will see something beautiful and poignant, as well as be struck by the object and the imagery enough to walk away with a new perspective, a thought, a vision." said by Salfi during an interview. 

May 05, 2016

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The Ithaca Journal: The Artist's Artists: Spring TCFA Exhibit Showcases Visual Diversity

June 01, 2016

"It’s an approach of which I’m wary, but Salfi can pull it off with grace. Her works here are cyanotype prints on stretched or unstretched canvas: uniform in their rich blue tonality and accented with patches of paint or metal leaf."

The Merchant Home: Petite Bleu with Kadie Salfi

December 10, 2015

"One morning last spring, through some research and general creative wanderings, I found myself on the website of Ithaca, NY artist and printmaker Kadie Salfi of Petite Blue, and knew immediately that this was a woman I wanted to learn more about. It might have been this image of her simple booth at the local farmers market that first caught my eye."

The Daily Imprint: Artist Kadie Salfi

November 13, 2015

"Kadie Salfi admits that she needs varying types of stimulation for her art practice. While some artists can focus on a single subject matter for almost their entire career and become well known for it, she says she always has to have a few directions happening at once." 

Ithaca Journal: 'Art In The Heart' of Ithaca Shows Local Color

July 10, 2015

"It provides an opportunity for people to see new and interesting art. We love the idea of putting art out in the public domain. Artists are lending the public their art, which is kind of a fun thing." Gary Ferguson, director of the Downtown Ithaca Alliance

The Ithaca Voice: Electric, Ambitious Art Expected at Downtown Ithaca Exhibit

July 03, 2015

""Art in the Heart is our way of bringing diverse and exciting contemporary art to downtown Ithaca for thousands of residents and visitors to enjoy." Gary Ferguson, Executive Director of the Downtown Ithaca Alliance

Ithaca Journal: The Art of the Salfi

March 27, 2015

"Ballerinas are viewed as graceful, beautiful, and feminine, but there is a powerfulness and athleticism to them as well. They cannot be defined only by their fragility as much more strength lies within their wake."

Rasa Spa: Q+A with Artist Kadie Salfi

September 23, 2013

"Although these are intense subjects, I always try to bring beauty and space into the art. I am not interested in pointing fingers and making shock art. Rather, I like promoting the idea that every person has the freedom to question everything." said by Kadie Salfi in an interview

Handwerker Gallery: 21 Boxes Interview: Kadie Salfi (Box #17)

April 15, 2013

"Using a combination of media in her artwork, Kadie’s art in general deals with a collection of environmentally and politically-charged topics, as well as some focus on simplicity and color."

Artscope Magazine: Kadie Salfi: Apex Predator: Body Parts

June 23, 2012

"Artist Kadie Salfi combined beauty and tragedy in her work Apex Predator: Body Parts Series. Simple yet powerful graphics depicted animals targeted for their body parts by humans, the world’s leading apex predators, in the $20 billion illegal wildlife trade."

The Wall Street Journal: Ramping Up

April 14, 2012

Huffington Post: The Cathedral of St. John the Divine and The Value of Water

October 06, 2011

"If you visit you will see compelling works of art exhibited in dynamic ways that give special voice to the meaning and value of water."

Alternet: 10 Must-See Artists at "The Value of Water," a Conversationist Art Show in New York

September 30, 2011

"If you visit you will see compelling works of art exhibited in dynamic ways that give special voice to the meaning and value of water."

Ecocentric: Through Art, the Value of Water Expressed

September 27, 2011

"Beyond all the many political issues involving water, the exhibit seeks to connect us to it in deeper ways that are more intimate and emotional."

Tompkins Weekly: Veterans Get Creative with Uniforms

March 14, 2011

"An eye-opening veteran inspired art exhibit."

Uniform, Pulp & Paper: 'Combat Paper' Exhibit Showcases Returning War Vets' Art

March 09, 2011

 "If one person could see this show and be convinced to not sign up to go to war I'd feel successful. Or if someone comes back who is lost and needs to find a group..." Salfi said. 

Comet Skateboards: Kadie Salfi (Comet Graphics Artist)

March 01, 2011

"Kadie's work is politically and environmentally inspired. Her intention is to make people think and possibly provoke change." Galleries Galore! Gallery Night of Ithaca Showcases Local Creations

September 02, 2010

"According to the artist, her work explored the notion that "Humans are the world's leading apex predators...[and] are destroying the world's natural balance."

Art Daily: Sarah Hirneisen and Kadie Salfi Exhibition in San Francisco

"Hirneisen’s and Salfi’s objects captivate yet disorient. Imaginative and beautiful, surprising yet adhering to a rigid formal discipline, they tap into and animate our collective memory, our collective understanding, perhaps our collective complicity over the realities of this region of the globe known as the Cradle of Civilization."

Certified B Corporations: Comet Skateboards

"Salfi's graphics highlight the power we have as consumers by using bright colors to accent animal parts coveted by society."

The Ink Shop: Kadie Salfi Apex Predator-Body Parts

"But instead of maintaining the health of ecosystems as other apex predators do, humans are destroying the world’s natural balance by killing millions of animals every year at a rate that is unsustainable and irreversible."

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