FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 5-29, 2021
Open Saturday-Sunday 1-6 PM and weekdays by appointment
Opening Celebration June 5, 2-5 PM
Mark Thomas Gibson
Zoé de Soumagnat
The Catskills is proud to present A Gathering—a carrier bag, a medicine bundle, a belly, a box, a house, a mouth, an exhibition that gathers the drawings and paintings of thirteen artists with a shared attention to stylized cartoon-adjacent aesthetics. Focused on the relationships between figuration, abstraction, and language, A Gathering presents the absurd, the anxious, the accumulated, the embodied…seeking no resolution and avoiding stasis through making.
As we organized the show, we returned again and again to Ursula K. Le Guin’s The Carrier Bag Theory of Fiction. “A novel is a medicine bundle,” she writes, “holding things in a particular, powerful relation to one another and to us.” The gallery is our medicine bundle, embodied in the collective and our conversations, containing our drawn and painted questions, our gestures toward alternative worlds and narratives, those critical thoughts and feelings that ground us and nourish us during challenging cycles in life.
The Catskills is an artist-run project space located at 368 Broadway, #410, in New York City’s TriBeCa neighborhood. Many of the artists will be present during the opening celebration on June 5th.
The Catskills is open Saturday-Sunday 1-6 PM and weekdays by appointment.