Seattle, WA: Catharine Clark Gallery is pleased to announce participation in the inaugural Seattle Art Fair seattleartfair.com from July 30 – August 2 2015, at CenturyLink Field Event Center, in Seattle, Washington. A collaborative project between Microsoft’s co-founder Paul Allen and Art Market Productions, Seattle Art Fair builds on the region’s existing momentum by creating a truly unique, innovative art event that will further establish Seattle as an influential player in the global art landscape. Catharine Clark Gallery (Booth 209) features work by five gallery artists working across disciplines and media. Masami Teraoka’s iconic multi-color woodblock prints, made from hand-cut cherry wood and printed on Hosho paper, trace the evolution of Teraoka’s mastery of this medium over four decades, from the 1970s through the early 2000s. Watercolor on paper from the Hanauma Bay Series, as well as a rare, intimate study from Teraoka’s Wave Series typify contrasting manifestations of Teraoka’s control, arresting detail, and delicacy with watercolor and the brush. Photomontages and mixed media work by Deborah Oropallo exemplify innovations in medium and approaches to the figure which defy narrow categorizations. Oropallo hybridizes her skills as a painter and photographer to create androgynous and erotic portraits, layering museum masterpieces with imagery sourced from contemporary costume catalogs. New work by San Francisco-based Wanxin Zhang includes several mid-size, porcelain ceramic sculptures. While the American Clay Revolution and Bay Area Figurative and Funk art movements are formative influences on Zhang’s sculpture, his signature style infuses shanshui hua (“mountain-water painting”) and other elements of his cultural heritage with the West Coast approach to the clay medium. Nina Katchadourian, whose work was most
recently included in the Venice Biennale and whose project with Creative Time opened this summer in NYC, presents work from her widely collected and renowned Seat Assignment series: a two-channel video titled, "Under Pressure (2015)," as well as limited edition C-prints from "Lavatory Self-Portraits in the Flemish Style." Paintings on canvas by Chester Arnold, who has had a presence in Seattle through gallery exhibitions, presents work from his "Accumulations" series, most exemplified by "Sic Transit Gloria Mundi."