Piet, Paul and Mary
oil on canvas
on verso signed, titled and dated 2019
60 x 48 in, 152.4 x 121.9 cm
Estimate: $3,500 - $4,500
Sold for: $3,125
Collection of the Artist
BAF, Vancouver, The Thinking Eye, October 18 - December 14, 2019
Kate Metten is an interdisciplinary artist living and working in Vancouver, Canada. Recent solo Kate Metten is an interdisciplinary artist living and working in Vancouver, Canada. Recent solo exhibitions include Old Ideas at CSA Space in Vancouver (2020), and Untitled at Wil Aballe Art Projects (2019). Recent group exhibitions include We Do Not Work Alone at Nanaimo Art Gallery (upcoming 2021); RHIZOM relation 29. Pinseruten 2020 at Kunstkollektivet 8B in Denmark following her residency (2020); The Form Will Find Its Way: Contemporary Ceramic Sculptural Abstraction at the Katherine E. Nash Gallery in Minneapolis (2019); Raiders at Terminal Creek Contemporary on Bowen Island (2019); Thelma Ruck Keene Scholarship Show at Circle Craft in Vancouver (2018); Leaning Out of Windows (LOoW) at Emily Carr University of Art + Design (ECUAD); and Art Waste at James Black Gallery in Vancouver (2017). Metten holds a BFA from ECUAD (2017). In Winter of 2022, Metten will participate in a residency at GlogauAir in Berlin. In 2019, Metten was an artist-in-residence at BAF where she presented new work in a solo exhibition titled The Thinking Eye – a body of grid-like, geometric paintings informed by advanced technologies such as virtual reality and colour theory. Metten also worked with BAF on a public artwork titled Highland Rose at King Edward Station in Vancouver (2019).
Kate Metten’s work intersects both ceramics and painting and this connection is reinforced by the artist’s observation that certain materials – Chrome Oxide, for example – are present in both paint and glazes. Piet, Paul and Mary was first exhibited at her solo exhibition with BAF. During her residency, Metten wanted to focus solely on her painting practice and work in a much larger scale. Simultaneously, Metten was inspired by her work at another residency which explored virtual reality. Inspired by the manipulation of optical perception afforded by VR, Metten worked within the restraints of a modernist grid while exploring advanced colour theory. Piet, Paul and Mary is a unique work.
Please note: this work in unframed.
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