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Kate Teale: The Housed

Sept. 4–Oct. 10, 2014

Monroe-Brown Gallery


Don Desmett, curator

Kate Teale was born in England, and received her B.A. at Oxford University, her painting diploma at City and Guilds of London Art School and her M.F.A. at CUNY Hunter College. Kate's first solo show in New York City was at Spring Gallery in SoHo in 1996. Her most recent solo show was March 2013 at Studio10, in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn, NY. Her group shows include: Monya Rowe Gallery, Chelsea NYC; Jim Kempner Gallery, Chelsea NYC; and Bushwick Basel with Valentine Gallery. Her work can be seen at Pierogi Gallery flat files, Brooklyn. Kate received a Painters and Sculptors Grant from the Joan Mitchell Foundation in 2013, and was a New York Foundation of the Arts Fellow in Painting 2008. She has written feature articles for the UK art magazine Contemporary Art. Kate is founder/director of Big & Small/Casual Gallery in Long Island City and has curated 12 shows at the space www.bigandsmallcasual.net.

In the exhibition catalog that will accompany the exhibition by Kate Teale, Lucy R. Lippard writes, "Waves and beds, windows and buildings, time and space, light and dark—silent as only art objects can be: Kate Teale's "Housed" installation builds from work to work, image to image—recognizable but mysterious, ultimately creating a whole that endows once-independent parts with additional breadth and depth. Teale works in the interstices of art expectations. Near abstractions turn out to be loaded with content. (Not that there should be any contradiction there, but content tends to be anathema in art-only-for-art's-sake circles.) Initially trained in London as a figurative artist, Teale has since departed from the conventions of figuration while remaining faithful to its base in shared realities."