Manneken Press presents “From The Garden: New Prints by Catherine Howe”, an online exhibition of new prints by NYC artist Catherine Howe.
“From The Garden: New Prints by Catherine Howe” is a selection prints recently published by Manneken Press. The 24 works in the exhibition include monotypes and collagraph prints made during the artist’s visit to Manneken Press in April 2019. The online exhibition is available to view on Artsy through September 15, 2019.
Known for painting images of flora informed by Dutch Baroque still lifes, as well as her own garden, Howe’s interest lies not in representation or narrative, but in the evocative power of painting as material itself. Hence, her use of collagraphy, the most painterly of printmaking techniques. Howe created several collagraph plates using thick gel medium mixed with carborundum, which capture her sensuous, sweeping gestures and thick textures in a repeatable print medium. The prints are exquisite sequences of related imagery in striated color variations.
Likewise, the artist’s monotypes combine flora with spontaneous gesture, splatters, spills and a strong, vibrant palette.
“Catherine Howe is now reinvigorating the still life with an efflorescence that borders on decadence, while employing the gusto of abstraction, all the while revealing an expertise that grounds these paintings in the essentials of craft. In the artist’s own words: “My yearning for the heroic gesture will be mitigated by an inevitable doubt, while I fully engage in a swooning, painterly perfection.”
-Madeline Weinrib on Catherine Howe, BOMB Magazine
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Catherine Howe is a New York artist with an extensive history of exhibitions and critical success. She has exhibited widely throughout the United States, as well as in Toronto, London, Paris, Munich, Amsterdam, Spain and the Dominican Republic. Her work has been reviewed in numerous publications including the New York Times, Artforum, Art In America, Flash Art, Artcritical, BOMB, Il Giornale dell’ Arte, New Art Examiner, and the LA Times. She is a Professor on the Graduate Painting Faculty of the New York Academy of Art. The artist lives and works in Manhattan and a farmhouse in New York’s Hudson Valley.