Artist talk with Allison Katz
Time and place: November 3rd. at 10 AM in Media Auditorium
The work of Allison Katz reflects a painting sensibility defined by flux, discretion and interrogation. In her most recent exhibition We boil at different degrees, Katz puts emphasis on the physicality and psychology of scale, a crucial point of communication within painting’s constraints. Building on the ways in which style, myth and language - both oral and written - link timeless imagery to the present moment, Katz spirals through a chain of associations. Questions pierce her imagery and choice of technique: scale versus size, levels of simultaneity, surface disruption as a game of taste, touch, and naming. Personal symbology is interwoven with lore, and her recent interest in the expired, arcane world of fairies and other figures beyond the human is one way of relating the instinct for the immaterial with cerebral invention.
Please see below for a short selected exhibition history:
Allison Katz (b. 1980, Montreal, Canada) is currently based in London, UK. Solos presentations in 2015 - 2016 include All Is On, Kunstverein Freiburg, Germany, Week 47 of fig-2 at the ICA Studio, London, AKA, Gió Marconi, Milan and the Independent Fair in New York with The Approach. Recent collaborations include shelf paintings with Fredrik Vaerslev for his All Around Amateur at Bergen Kunsthall and Le Consortium Dijon; and an ongoing project with DAS INSTITUT that was presented in stages within DAS INSTITUT, The Serpentine (2016), Dredgers on the Rail, Freedman Fitzpatrick, LA and Off Cardinal Points, Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Berlin (2015.) Her work has been featured on the cover of Frieze, CURA and Metropolis M magazines, in addition to articles and interviews in Art in America, The White Review, Border Crossings and BOMB.