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Nathan Catlin The Conspirators


Nathan Catlin The Conspirators

14 September - 21 October, 2017

521 West 26th St, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10001 T (212) 759-7555 F (212) 759-5824 www.davidsoncontemporary.com info@davidsongallery.com


The Conspirators - Installation view (Floor 9)


Davidson Contemporary presents The Conspirators, a solo exhibition by Brooklyn-based artist Nathan Catlin. Catlin, a master printmaker, has evolved his oeuvre to include largeand small-scale paintings, drawings, sculpture and, for this exhibition, stained glass and a site-specific mural joining the gallery’s two main spaces. The works follow a linear narrative featuring nameless characters in strange and often ominous seeming situations. In a forest filled with smoke, figures gather to perform bizarre rites that are dark and yet necessary for survival. Soon, the woods burn down, only to be flooded, stranding the dwindling populace on an endless ocean. A snakebitten hand and a raised axe appear destined to meet. A knife stuck into a smoke-shrouded stump appears again on a drifting dinghy. Filled with allegory and symbolisms, each work is a standalone scene but fits into the greater storyline from the mind of the artist. Nathan Catlin received his MFA in visual arts from Columbia University in 2012, with special focus on printmaking. Since then he has been an adjunct professor teaching relief printmaking at Columbia University and has shown his art around the country and internationally. This is his first solo show with Davidson Contemporary.


THE CONSPIRATORS 2015 Acrylic on canvas 80 x 64 inches 203.2 x 162.6 cm Unique


SACRIFICE 2017 80 x 60 inches 203.2 x 152.4 cm Unique


I’M AFRAID SO 2017 Acrylic on canvas 68 x 50 inches 172.7 x 127 cm Unique


THE VIEW FROM HERE 2017 Acrylic on canvas 66 x 54 inches 167.6 x 137.2 cm Unique


THE CELLO PLAYER 2017 Acrylic on canvas 72 x 50 inches 183 x 127 inches Unique


KNOWING NOT WHAT YOU SHOULD DO 2017 Acrylic on canvas 66 x 38 inches 167.6 x 96.5 cm Unique


A THIEF IN THE LIGHT 2016 Acrylic on panel 13 1/2 x 17 1/2 inches 34.3 x 44.5 cm Unique


A RITUAL IN REMEMBRANCE 2015-16 Acrylic on canvas 80 x 52 inches 203.2 x 132 Unique


THE TEMPTER 2016 Woodblock print (ink on paper) 24 x 36 inches 61 x 91.4 cm Ed. 1/3


IN THE MORNING 2016 Woodblock print (ink on paper) 24 x 36 inches 61 x 91.4 cm Ed. 1/3


PULL 2017 Stained glass 24 x 30 inches 61 x 76.2 icm Unique


DISCUSSIONS 2017 Stained glass 24 x 30 inches 61 x 76.2 cm Unique


LOST AND FOUND 2017 Stained glass 24 x 30 inches 61 x 76.2 cm Unique


A SAILORS TOOLBOX 2017 Stained glass 24 x 30 inches 61 x 76.2 cm Unique


THE CONSPIRATORS MURAL 2017 Site-specfic Dimenions vary Floors 9 & 10


THE CONSPIRATORS MURAL 2017 Site-specfic Dimenions vary Floors 9 & 10


THE CONSPIRATORS MURAL 2017 Site-specfic Dimenions vary Floors 9 & 10


MURAL (detail) 2017


The Conspirators - Installation View (Floor 10)


Biography Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY MFA, Columbia University School of Visual Arts, NYC, New York BFA, Printmaking, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California Solo Exhibitions: 2017 The Conspirators, Davidson Contemporary, New York Group Exhibitions: 2016 New Prints Winter 2016, International Print Center of New York, NYC, NY 2015 It Follows, Torrance Shipman, Brooklyn, NY Commedia, International Print Center of New York, NYC, NY Peridot Green: Q03 A Gathering of Clouds, NYC, NY Bogo!, Davidson Contem porary, New York Deep Breath, Local Project, LIC, NY Peridot Green: Q01 Symbolic Symbiotic, NYC, NY Draw: Mapping Madness, Dali Contemporary Art Museum, Dali, China Surface of Revolution, Southampton Arts Center, Southampton, NY 2014 Draw: Mapping Madness, Inside Out Art Museum, Beijing, China If These Walls Could Talk, ABC NO RIO, NYC, NY The Portrait Show, LeRoy Neiman Gallery, NYC, NY Forgotten History (Mural), Falchi Building, Long Island City, NY Store Front Installation, Desert Island, Brooklyn, NY Drawing Show ll: Connecting Dots, LeRoy Neiman Gallery, NYC, NY Drawing Show ll: Connecting Dots, Aquabit Gallery, Berlin, Germany 2013 Another View, Saddleback College Art Gallery, Mission Viejo, CA Wall Mural “Fox Hole 2”, Local Project Art Space, Long Island City, NY Make: Paper and Print Work, Hotel Indigo, Athens, Georgia Personal Desire Propaganda, 111 Front Street Galleries, Brooklyn, NY 2012 Art Jam (2 person show), Platform, Brooklyn, NY Thesis Show, Fisher Landau Center, Long Island City, NY Up Against the Wall MotherFucker, LeRoy Neiman Gallery, NYC, NY


This catalogue was produced in conjunction with the exhibition The Conspirators at Davidson Contemporary, New York City, 14 September - 21 October, 2017 All works Š Nathan Catlin 2017 Studio photography by Nathan Catlin Installation photography by Jason Wyche

The Conspirators - Nathan Catlin  

September 14 - October 21, 2017

The Conspirators - Nathan Catlin  

September 14 - October 21, 2017