Queen of the Sea, 2022
Base print, Hahemuhle Photo Rag (305gsm, ultra smooth); Overlay, Heaven 42 Soft Matt (115gsm); Backed with archival double-sided cut & hand-applied
33.7 x 45 cm.
Edition of 25
Signed and numbered
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About the Edition
Queen of the Sea is a page from an unpublished artist book that Katz made in 2006. Using her grandfather’s original 1950’s guidebook to Venice, Katz collaged the pages with images from her own collection and research, including scenes from movie posters, scientific manuals, and family photos. The convention of a tourist guide appealed to her as a template for mapping more elusive, interior spaces. This magazine cut-out showing “a handful of flakes” predates her use of rice as a material in the paintings (which began in 2011) but seems to predict the ways in which the granular texture has become both a surface disruptor and a metaphor for the ephemeral.
Allison Katz was born in Montreal, Canada in 1980 and currently lives and works in London, England. She studied fine arts at Concordia University in Montreal and received her MFA from Columbia University in New York. Significant recent institutional solo exhibitions of her work have been presented at the MIT List Center for the Arts, Cambridge, MA; Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Canada; and Kunstverein Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany. Notable group exhibitions include Mixing It Up: Painting Today, Hayward Gallery, London, UK; The Imaginary Sea, Fondation Carmignac, Porquerolles, France; Slow Painting, curated by Hayward Touring (presented at Leeds Museum and Art Gallery, Leeds, UK; Levinsky Galley, Plymouth, UK); Maskulinitäten, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany; Paint, Also Known as Blood, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland; and Puddle, Pothole, Portal, SculptureCenter, New York, NY. A comprehensive monograph on Katz’s work was published by JRP|Editions in 2020.
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