Katherine Sable

American,

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Katherine Sable

American,

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Katherine Sable’s paintings of curvilinear and gridded abstract forms in oil and gouache are studies in color, line, and depth of field that directly engage the history of decorative patterning. Reminiscent of textiles and wallpaper, her images navigate a tension between the soft arts of the domestic space and the vigor of traditional gestural abstraction—a middle point between the masculine and feminine as traditionally considered in art history. Often beginning with a single or a series of reference points, then allowing intuition and serendipity to guide her process, Sable’s work is also an ongoing investigation of her own studio process.

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Katherine Sable’s paintings of curvilinear and gridded abstract forms in oil and gouache are studies in color, line, and depth of field that directly engage the history of decorative patterning. Reminiscent of textiles and wallpaper, her images navigate a tension between the soft arts of the domestic space and the vigor of traditional gestural abstraction—a middle point between the masculine and feminine as traditionally considered in art history. Often beginning with a single or a series of reference points, then allowing intuition and serendipity to guide her process, Sable’s work is also an ongoing investigation of her own studio process.