July 1 - August 1, 2009
The Kingston Gallery is proud to announce the first solo show for Boston-born artist Catelin Mathers-Suter. Consisting of drawings created in pen on paper, this body of work explores the relationship between environments created by man and those that exist in the natural world. The pieces contemplate juxtapositions between the urban and the pastoral, the structured and the chaotic, the spaces where man and nature collide, and the ways in which they influence one another. Mathers-Suter has long been fascinated by the exquisite detail present within even the simplest manmade and natural structures. Using grid stencils, Mathers-Suter superimposes renderings of man-made spaces on natural settings creating hybrids that evoke both the polarization and unity of our two worlds. The tonal inversion of the natural and man-made images draws from photography to challenge traditional perception of the natural environment as backdrop to the man-made. Mathers-Suter captures the natural environment in the positive image while using negative space to represent the artificial or man-made environment, a quiet irony given the precision of the spatial voids themselves. Organic and the inorganic meet and form a single new impression of inhabited space that combines elements, which are seemingly at odds with one another.
In the Center Gallery
Karen Meninno: Confections of a Baroque Mind
Location: Kingston Gallery 450 Harrison Ave. #43 Boston 02118 http://www.kingstongallery.com 617-423-4113