Catherine Howe, ‘Carborundum and Silver painting (The Beautiful Bird Revealing the Unknown to a Pair of Lovers)’, 2019, Painting, Acrylic, carborundum grit and metal leaf on canvas, William Shearburn Gallery
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Catherine Howe

Carborundum and Silver painting (The Beautiful Bird Revealing the Unknown to a Pair of Lovers), 2019

Acrylic, carborundum grit and metal leaf on canvas
60 × 84 in
152.4 × 213.4 cm
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St. Louis
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Catherine Howe
American, b. 1960
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Catherine Howe insists that her paintings, which appear to reference 17th-century still life paintings, are not about representation or narrative; rather, she says they are exercises in the evocative power of painting as a material. What appear to be flora, figures, and foods dissolve into abstract flurries of brush marks and fields of commingled colors when observed closely. The painted surfaces vary widely in paint application, with some areas thinly glazed or quickly sketched, and others so thick they appear to be in relief. Howe’s palette is known to be strong and vibrant, though not without eerie contrasts; her technique includes splatters, spills, and the scraping away of paint.

Catherine Howe, ‘Carborundum and Silver painting (The Beautiful Bird Revealing the Unknown to a Pair of Lovers)’, 2019, Painting, Acrylic, carborundum grit and metal leaf on canvas, William Shearburn Gallery
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Catherine Howe
American, b. 1960
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Catherine Howe insists that her paintings, which appear to reference 17th-century still life paintings, are not about representation or narrative; rather, she says they are exercises in the evocative power of painting as a material. What appear to be flora, figures, and foods dissolve into abstract flurries of brush marks and fields of commingled colors when observed closely. The painted surfaces vary widely in paint application, with some areas thinly glazed or quickly sketched, and others so thick they appear to be in relief. Howe’s palette is known to be strong and vibrant, though not without eerie contrasts; her technique includes splatters, spills, and the scraping away of paint.

Catherine Howe

Carborundum and Silver painting (The Beautiful Bird Revealing the Unknown to a Pair of Lovers), 2019

Acrylic, carborundum grit and metal leaf on canvas
60 × 84 in
152.4 × 213.4 cm
Contact For Price
Location
St. Louis
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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