Kate Petley, ‘Sideways 7’, 2016, Manneken Press

One of a series of related but unique works

Signature: Front, lower margin

Image rights: Copyright jointly held by the artist and Manneken Press

Publisher: Manneken Press

About Kate Petley

Kate Petley channels midcentury American abstraction in gestural paintings that trade conventional materials for industrial ones. Petley applies resin and mixed media on monochrome or multicolor aluminum or acrylic sheets, in colorful, direct markings or drips evocative of Abstract Expressionism. Petley’s use of metals and acrylic as canvases lends the work a gloss and slickness that distinguishes her compositions from their historical forebears. Likewise, the use of resin, used by post-minimalist figures such as Eva Hesse, marks a departure from the flatness of painting, placing the works in conversation with sculpture.

American, b. 1954, Rye, NY, United States, based in Longmont, Colorado

Solo Shows

Colorado University Art Museum, 
Boulder, CO, USA,
Kate Petley and Tim Whiten
Robischon Gallery, 
Denver, CO, United States,
Kate Petley: Repositioned

Group Shows

Wakeley Gallery, Illinois Wesleyan University, 
Bloomington, IL, United States,
Manneken Press: Recent Prints & Projects
Weinberger Fine Art, 
Kansas City,
For Kelly Lambert