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PAT R I C I A T R A U B


GALLERY HENOCH 555 WEST 25TH STREET NEW YORK, NY 10001 917.305.0003 info@galleryhenoch.com www.galleryhenoch.com

Cover: Young Vervet Monkey Eating a Baobab Fruit, Oil on Panel, 12” x 12”


Patricia Traub Zoology

April 8 - May 1, 2021


A Royal Palm Turkey Oil on Panel 12” x 12”


Brown Swiss Cow with Violet Halter Oil on Panel 12” x 14.75”


Standard Chinchilla Rabbit Oil on Linen 22.5” x 18”


Young African Elephant Oil on Panel 12” x 12”


Rescuer with a Lemur, African Wild Dog, Two Rare Poultry Oil on Panel 12” x 12”


Red-Billed Hornbill Oil on Panel 7.75” x 10.5”


Pregnant Jackal Oil on Panel 7” x 10.5”


Morning Dove and Nest with White String Charcoal, Graphite, White Chalk, & Red Pastel on Paper 9.125” x 12.5”


We come to art to discover essential meaning, to encounter things we have not yet experienced and perhaps, to reaffirm that which we hold most dear. The paintings of Patricia Traub bear witness to an artist’s hand, devoted to portraying the profound truths born of the natural world. Her images invite us to encounter life in its most beautiful and exotic forms while displaying a naturalist’s commitment to illustrating the innate dignity of each of her animal subjects. Her work exhibits a 17th century Dutch reverence for the sanctity of the optical realm with brushwork that provides an unsurpassed visual presence that is both nuanced and subtle. As viewers we are struck by astounding details such as tufts of fur, grasping talons, and glistening eyes. It is these very details that break the barriers between our corporeal space and that of the pictorial domain. They invite us to take part in the instinctive world of her animal muses. Through her imagery we are, for the moment, viscerally reminded of a still unbroken connection to our own lost Eden. Traub travels extensively to observe and document wildlife firsthand. She seeks to encounter rare and endangered animals in their native settings in order to better understand their heroic struggles to survive. Traub’s journeys have carried her to such far-flung locations as Borneo in Maritime Southeast Asia and Botswana in southern Africa. Traub’s most recent trek was to Tanzania. Many of the paintings from this current exhibit grew from graphite and charcoal studies that were done on that trip. One of these is Young Vervet Monkey Eating a Baobab Fruit. The initial drawings for this painting were done after a chance encounter with a wild vervet monkey on Traub’s return from the Ngorongoro Crater. Some of the animals depicted by Traub are heritage and rescue animals she has encountered through nature refuges and rehabilitators. The figures depicted in Traub’s paintings represent the people that care for and fight to protect the rights of the creatures she loves. They are perhaps intended as allegorical representations of our better selves. Over the past thirty-five years Traub has generated an impressive body of work that places her squarely within the pantheon of such great animaliers as Snijders, Landseer and Bonheur, artists that wielded a nearly magical ability to imbue their subjects with both vital and tameless animal spirit. As you browse the exhibition, I think you will as well agree that Patricia Traub is a masterful practitioner of that most rare and wondrous variety of painterly alchemy. — Peter Risser


Eastern Blue Bird Oil on Panel 12” x 12”


Guardian with Twelve Animals Oil on Canvas 48” x 74”


Lion Standing on a Kopjes Oil on Panel 12” x 12”


Rescuer with Owls, Rabbits, and a Feral Goat Oil on Panel 12” x 12”


Goat with Orange Collar Charcoal, Graphite, White Chalk, & Red Pastel on Paper 7.75” x 12”


Study for the Fledgling Charcoal, Graphite, White Chalk, & Red Pastel on Paper 9.25” x 12.5”


Icelandic Goose, Reykjavik, Iceland Charcoal, Graphite, White Chalk, & Red Pastel on Paper 9.5” x 12.5”


PATRICIA TRAUB BORN: Allentown, PA 1947 SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS: 2021 Zoology, Gallery Henoch, New York, NY 2016 Animal Empathy, Gallery Henoch, New York, NY 2010 Biophilia, Rodger LaPelle Galleries, Philadelphia, PA 2008 Origins and Originals, Bachelier Cardonsky Gallery, Kent, CT 2006 Ten Years, Rodger LaPelle Galleries, Philadelphia, PA 2004 Animalia, Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS: 2021 Winter Group Show, Gallery Henoch, New York, NY 2020 Summer Group Show, Gallery Henoch, New York, NY Winter Group Show, Gallery Henoch, New York, NY 2019 ArtMiami, Miami, FL The Female Eye, Gallery Henoch, New York, NY Summer Group Show, Gallery Henoch, New York, NY 2018 ArtMiami: Context, Miami, FL Responsorial: The Second Sex and the Contemporary Dialectics of Misogyny, The New Orleans Academy of Fine Art, LA Peers & Influences, The Bo Bartlett Center, Columbus, OH Winter Group Show, Gallery Henoch, New York, NY 2017 Context Art New York, NY Dallas Art Fair, TX Summer Group Show, Gallery Henoch, New York, NY 2016 ArtMiami: Context, Miami, FL 50 Years a Dealer: George Henoch Shechtman, Gallery Henoch, New York, NY 2015 I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly, Woodmere Art Museum,

Philadelphia, PA Winter Group Show, Gallery Henoch, 2014 Dallas Art Fair, TX Winter Group Show, Gallery Henoch, 2013 Gallery Henoch, New York, NY Dallas Art Fair, TX 2012 Haunting Narratives, Detours from Ph Museum, Philadelphia, PA Winter Group Show, Gallery Henoch, The Female Gaze, Pennsylvania Aca Philadelphia, PA 2011 Winter Group Show, Gallery Henoch, Pictures of the Body, The Pennsylvani Philadelphia, PA Anatomy Now, The Pennsylvania Aca 2010 Kitsch Biennale, Palazzo Cini Museum 2008 Kitsch Biennale, Pasinger Fabrik, Mun 2007 Small Works, Bachelier Cardonsky Ga 2006 National Juried Exhibition, The Wayn Fragile Treasures, Allentown Art Muse 2004 National Juried Exhibition, The Wayn

SELECTED REVIEWS & PUBLICATIONS: 2019 Baker, Tora, “The Female Eye: Pain That Explore Their ‘Everyday Tru 2016 Home Profile, Lifestyle Etc., May 2013 Foreman, BJ, “Paintings for the Pla September 2012 Sozanski, Edward, “Haunting Narra


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MUSEUM PERMANENT COLLECTIONS: Woodmere Art Museum (Philadelphia, PA) Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (Philadelphia, PA) Allentown Art Museum (Allentown, PA) Bryn Mawr College, The Scott Memorial Study Collection of Works by Women Artists (Bryn Mawr, PA


GALLERY HENOCH 555 WEST 25TH STREET NEW YORK, NY 10001 917.305.0003 info@galleryhenoch.com www.galleryhenoch.com

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Patricia Traub "Zoology" at Gallery Henoch (Spring 2021 Solo Show)  

Patricia Traub's solo show "Zoology" will run April 8 - May 1, 2021.

Patricia Traub "Zoology" at Gallery Henoch (Spring 2021 Solo Show)  

Patricia Traub's solo show "Zoology" will run April 8 - May 1, 2021.

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