Details:

This painting's foreground features matching sneakers, while the background depicts a centered bed visually balanced by two strange lamps that are seemingly floating or in motion. The resulting composition is both fluid and stable.
Unframed
Signed

① Artwork:

Lamp Light at Night

This painting's foreground features matching sneakers, while the background depicts a centered bed visually balanced by two strange lamps that are seemingly floating or in motion. The resulting composition is both fluid and stable. The artist’s work consistently presents viewers with narrative information, yet simultaneously frustrates any attempt at comprehensive understanding through their use of multiple perspectives and shadows that don’t quite align. The technique of combining multiple perspectives has a long history in Eastern Art, where it allows for several readings of space within a composition—a generous and expansive understanding of the openness of experience.

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:

22 inches
33 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:
Lamp Light at Night, 2022
Oil stick, acrylic, and airbrush on canvas
33.0 × 22.0 inches /