Karin Davie Paintings Continue to Explore Mind, Body, and Space

Karin Davie: New Paintings & Drawings
Karin Davie

Karin Davie, While My Painting Gently Weeps no 2, 2019. Part of the While My Painting Gently Weeps series. Oil on linen over shaped stretcher. 74.5 x 84 x 1.5 in.

Wetterling Gallery is proud to present the exhibition Karin Davie: New paintings and Drawings by the Canadian artist Karin Davie. The exhibition includes four large-scale drawings and six diptych paintings. 

Davie is most well known for her anthropomorphic “Op-art” stripe paintings and gestural bodily abstractions, that explore process, movement, and repetition transforming the legacy of Modernism to capture the dynamics of contemporary life. The wave has become her signum working with it as both a form and metaphor for a disturbance or turbulence but also renewal. Waves move as nothing stays constant. 

In the exhibition, two groups of works are presented. The large-scale drawings In Out, In Out, no 1,2,3,7 Redux (Single) engage with repetition, memory and gesture and are a re-examination of an older image Davie did in the 90s.  Evocative of the human body, it can be perceived as a collapsing compressed form or one that appears too big for its container.  In these works, the Modernist “stripe” traditionally associated with hard-edge painting or Op Art, has become sensual, anthropomorphic, and more representational.

Davie will also be featured in a group show at the Sarasota Museum of Art, opening November 27 and running through April 3, 2022.

Event Information
Start Date: October 28, 2021
End Date: November 27, 2021
Venue: Wetterling Gallery

Karin Davie: New Paintings & Drawings