Details:

This painting features a small, crouching black cat in the center in a pose that suggests it's attempting to hide from the looming gray shadow that seems to be coming toward them. The artist’s work frequently depicts animals at home or in the wild.
Unframed
Signed
The image includes a trompe l'oeil frame, painted on canvas by the artist.

① Artwork:

For Penguin

This painting features a small, crouching black cat in the center in a pose that suggests it's attempting to hide from the looming gray shadow that seems to be coming toward them. The artist’s work frequently depicts animals at home or in the wild. In this composition, viewers are grounded and held tight by wood frames while they watch the two animals find their space in the picture plane. Haggarty alludes to the work of artist Jasper Johns with the trompe l'oeil wood grain border of this painting.

Catherine Haggarty has been investigating painting through the lens of drawing for a decade. The artist's work frequently depicts animals and interiors, as well as people resting at home and other spaces. Haggarty uses an airbrush gun, wax crayons and oil stick to explore mark-making—as well as the infallible and idiosyncratic ways in which drawing and writing relate to painting. Drawing from the Edo period of Japanese art, Indian painting and Indigenous art, the artist’s experience as a lecturer and critic have influenced her desire to honor elements of neglected art history in her compositions.

Specs:

16 inches
20 inches

③ Artist:

Catherine Haggarty

Catherine Haggarty’s paintings explore forgotten elements of art history in their depiction of animals, interiors and human subjects resting in their home. Using an airbrush gun alongside wax crayons and oil sticks, the artist’s work explores the idiosyncratic ways in which drawing and writing relate to painting. Haggarty employs pictorial strategies studied and taught in her seminars—drawing influence from diverse sources, including the Edo period of Japan, Indian painting and indigenous art.

Catherine Haggarty:
For Penguin, 2022
Acrylic and airbrush on canvas
20.0 × 16.0 inches /
Catherine Haggarty:
For Penguin, 2022
Acrylic and airbrush on canvas
20.0 × 16.0 inches /