Carter Burden Gallery and Colors by Katinka Mann
I met Katinka during the opening reception at Carter Burden Gallery.
It was a group exhibition named Colors, featuring Katinka Mann and Margo Mead in the east side of the gallery, Abstract Mind in the west side with Carol Massa, and Silhouette Voices On the Wall, featuring Margo Mead.
The reception held on September 8, 2016. was a complete success, with non stopping people arriving during the window from 6 – 8 p.m. The show continued until September 29th, at 548 West 28th Street in New York City, with an incredible number of visitors.
Colors combined Katinka Mann’s vibrant abstract shapes with two of Margo Mead’s cutouts of figures that extend into the On the Wall exhibition space. The two artists’ contrasting monochromatic forms, one abstract and one figurative, heighten their visual differences as shapes.
Katinka Mann explores color, light, geometry and illusion. The artist’s work is installed several inches away from the wall. The exterior shape is originally drawn by hand and retains an organic form. Each piece has a cut out trapezoid within that creates a second trapezoid through the shadow cast on the wall.
The work is made from polyurethane on aluminum, which creates a reflective surface. The artist explains how the colors correspond to the forms, “My goal is to see what works best with the form considering feelings, association and memories.”
Katinka impressed me by the special conjugation of greatness and simplicity; not an easy finding in this world of appearance. If you want to know more about that Incredible and Prolific artist that is Katinka Mann, here one chance for you: from New York to the World.
Katinka studio is on 323 West 39th St. New York, NY 10018
phones (347) 272-5331 or (212) 989-2230