Patty Cateuras paintings draw inspiration
American color field tradition of the 60s by placing abstract narratives
of contemporary urban life within a larger world of nature and color.
Floating and fragmented vignettes allude to city life, architecture
and technology. Yet nature prevails in hills, rivers, trees and
pure color fields. Using both abstraction and realism, Cateura playfully
juxtaposes man-made objects with nature and the infinite expanse
of monochromatic space. In Cateuras paintings, the opposing
realities of nature and contemporary urban life co-exist enigmatically
within a pure color universe.
Cateura, a graduate of Oberlin College, MICA and Skowhegan School
of Painting and Sculpture, lives and works in New YorkCity. She
has been a painting fellow at MacDowell, Yaddo, Millay and VCCA.
Recent exhibitions include, Life of the City, Museum of Modern Art,
NY; Reaction, Exit Art, NY; big fish, Fish Tank Gallery, Brooklyn,
NY; Scapes, Ernest Rubinstein Gallery, NY; Skowhegan Benefit, David
Beitzel Gallery, NY; Bedbugs at Snorewalls, Four Walls Gallery,
NY; The Postmasters Virus, Postmasters Gallery, NY; Artworks Artworkers,
Basilico Fine Arts, NY.