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LOT h217


Linear Perch
ceramic, 14k gold
on verso signed and dated 2018
9 x 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 in, 22.9 x 8.9 x 8.9 cm

Estimate: $800 - $1,200

Sold for: $875

Preview at: Heffel Vancouver

Collection of the Artist

Wil Aballe Art Projects, Vancouver, Untitled solo exhibition, January 25 - March 9, 2019

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. Linear Perch was first shown during her solo exhibition at Wil Aballe Projects which showcased her affinity for both mediums, in conversation. Metten reflects that painting and ceramics speak to their own separate histories, but she references certain female artists including Sonia Delaunay, Mary Heilmann, Carmen Herrera, Hilma Af Klint, Agnes Martin, and Bridget Riley, as those who have had similar experiences conversing with both. Linear Perch is a unique work.

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