Greenberg Van Doren Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of recent paintings and works on paper by New York based artist Katherine Bowling, on view from April 12 – May 12, 2007. Ether is the artist’s second one-person exhibition at the gallery. Bowling recent solo exhibitions include David Floria, Aspen, CO and Greenberg Van Doren, St. Louis. The artist has exhibited widely in the last 15 years and her work is in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY and The Brooklyn Museum of Art, NY.
Katherine Bowling: Ether will feature new medium-large paintings on spackled wood panels depicting seaside nocturnes and rural landscapes, as well as a series of painted monotypes on paper of moths in flight. While Bowling’s images are seemingly about poetics of landscape and nature - most are based on photographs taken in upstate New York – her new work is also very much concerned with the depiction of light and movement as well as more formal issues of painting and abstraction. Bowling’s simple and straightforward compositions belie their richly worked surfaces: foreground and background become land and sky, layered patches of pigment become dense foliage while lines against a seemingly empty ground take off as birds in flight. In the painting Shine (all works dated 2006-07), a darkly lit setting becomes a dramatic stage for a full moon and its ghostly reflection. Bowling’s recent work, as reviewed by Grace Glueck in The New York Times, “are feelingly conveyed, with a spirit derived from the great landscape painters of the past but thoroughly contemporary.”
Katherine Bowling was born in Washington D.C. and lives and works in New York. She is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Grant and a New York State Foundation for the Arts Fellowship.