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Catherine Lane
updated: 05/16/2011
website: www.catherinelane.ca
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
art-year
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Trash Can
Trash Can (Detail)
Gun
Steak Pile
Stack of Boxes
Stack of Boxes (Detail)
Miniature Pile
Figure with Guns
Figure with Steak
Figure with Deer
Brand A
Handgun
Hunter
Station Wagon
Ball of Swings
 
Portfolio Keywords:  narrative
 
 
Trash Can  by Catherine Lane
Trash Can
Ink and watercolour on 3D paper constructions
2009-10
35" x  19"  x 19" 
Trash Can (Detail) by Catherine Lane
Trash Can (Detail)
Ink and watercolour on 3D paper constructions
2009-10
Dimensions variable
Gun by Catherine Lane
Gun
Ink on 3D paper construction
2009
4" x  9"  x 2" 
Steak Pile by Catherine Lane
Steak Pile
Ink and watercolour on 3D paper constructions
2009-10
28" x  20"  x 30" 
Stack of Boxes  by Catherine Lane
Stack of Boxes
Ink and watercolour on 3D paper constructions
2010
103" x  30"  x 20" 
Stack of Boxes (Detail) by Catherine Lane
Stack of Boxes (Detail)
Ink and watercolour on 3D paper constructions
2010
Dimensions variable
Miniature Pile by Catherine Lane
Miniature Pile
Ink and watercolour on 3D paper constructions
2010
5" x  10"  x 9" 
Figure with Guns by Catherine Lane
Figure with Guns
Ink and watercolour on paper
2009
38.5" x  26" 
Figure with Steak by Catherine Lane
Figure with Steak
Ink and watercolour on paper
2010
21.5" x  21" 
Figure with Deer by Catherine Lane
Figure with Deer
Ink and watercolour on paper
2010
18" x  21" 
Brand A by Catherine Lane
Brand A
Ink on paper
2009
10" x  16" 
Handgun by Catherine Lane
Handgun
Ink on paper
2010
21.5" x  7" 
Hunter by Catherine Lane
Hunter
Ink on paper
2010
22" x  30" 
Station Wagon by Catherine Lane
Station Wagon
Ink on paper
2010
22" x  30" 
Ball of Swings by Catherine Lane
Ball of Swings
Ink on paper
2011
15" x  15" 

Artist Statement

ARTIST'S STATEMENT

My current studio practice focuses on the idea of the multiplicity of fragmented storytelling, where connections and conclusions are not definitive, and the focus is instead placed on the numerous possibilities of what the story can be. These stories are both non-linear and wordless. Ideally, this form of storytelling serves as an exploratory narrative, where the viewer/reader analyzes the given images, actively discovering and piecing together their own story. By filling in the gaps between the images the viewer can assign language and formulate a cohesive story based on their own assumptions and ideas. The knowledge formulated will depend on the viewer’s level of interpretation. Therefore, the images presented in my work will mostly exist as fragments that have the potential to be synthesized into a whole, not as told by myself, but as completed by the viewer.

         I explore my narrative interests through drawing-based installation. Two-dimensional and three-dimensional surfaces are used as a base for ink and watercolour drawings. The two-dimensional drawings depict the characters and the more action-oriented or fantastical elements of the narrative. The flat surface of the paper can be seen as something that exists separately from the human body in its undefined two-dimensional space (the traditional drawing space) and may therefore appeal more to the imaginative space of the mind. The three-dimensional drawings are constructed mostly from a foam-core base that is covered with paper and then drawn over. These three-dimensional elements are more related to the object realm and function primarily as narrative remnants from the two-dimensional drawings. They are images/details that have been lifted off the surface of the paper and have entered into the real space in which the viewer’s body also inhabits.

 




Artist Bio / CV

CATHERINE LANE


EDUCATION:

York University, Toronto, ON

M.F.A, Visual Arts, 2010

York University, Toronto, ON

B.F.A, Visual Arts, 2006


SOLO EXHIBITIONS:


2010 Narrative 3: Piles, Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects, Toronto, ON

2009 Narrative 2, Board of Directors Gallery, Toronto, ON

2007 Bird and Stomach. Fly Gallery, Toronto, ON


TWO / THREE PERSON EXHIBITIONS:


2012 Visiting Artist's Exhibition, Open Studio Gallery, Toronto, ON

2010 Hook, Line and Sinker, Forest City Gallery, London, ON


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:


2011 Illustrative Berlin, Illustration Festival, Berlin, Germany (Upcoming)

2010 Under New Management, 780 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON

2010 Test Site 2, The University of Sydney SCA, Australia

2010 Test Site, Durham Art Gallery, Durham, ON

2009 Inquire Within: York University MFA/PHD Show, Loop Gallery, Toronto, ON

2009 Fresh Paint and New Construction, Art Mur, Montreal, QC

2009 Your Own Adventure, Gales Gallery, York University, Toronto ON

2008 upArt Contemporary Art Fair, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, ON

2007 Made to Measure. Arts Etobicoke Gallery, Toronto, ON

2007 Square Foot. AWOL Gallery, Toronto, ON

2007 ISP Open Studio. Toronto School of Art, Toronto, ON

2006 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Toronto, ON


RESIDENCIES:


2012 Bemis Centre for Contemporary Art, Omaha, Nebraska, USA

2011 Open Studio, Visiting Artist Residency, Toronto, ON

2007 Toronto School of Art, Toronto, ON


AWARDS:


2011 Ontario Arts Council, Emerging Artist Grant

2010 Toronto Arts Council, Emerging Artist Grant

2010 Illustrative Berlin, Swatch Young Illustrators Award, Shortlisted Nominee

2008 York University Graduate Scholarship


ARTICLES / REVIEWS:


2011 Swatch Young Illustrator's Award, The Voice (Swatch Magazine), no. 37.

2009 Mavrikakis, Nicolas. Artistes de Demain?, Voir Montreal, 06/08/09

2008 Vegh, Stephanie. Toronto: upArt Contemporary Art Fair, MAP Magazine UK, Winter Ed.