The View From Here

Nathan CATLIN

THE VIEW FROM HERE

2017

Acrylic on canvas

66 x 54 inches

167.6 x 137.2 cm

A Ritual In Rememberance

Nathan CATLIN

A RITUAL IN REMEMBRANCE

2015-16

Acrylic on canvas

80 x 52 inches

203.2 x 132.1 cm

signed and dated verso

The Tempter

Nathan CATLIN

THE TEMPTER

2016

Woodblock print (ink on paper)

24 x 36 inches

61 x 91.4 cm

Edition 1/3

Signed and dated

Knowing Not What You Should Do

Nathan CATLIN

KNOWING NOT WHAT YOU SHOULD DO

2017

Acrylic on canvas

66 x 38 inches

167.6 x 96.5 cm

Thirst

Nathan CATLIN

THIRST

Woodblock print (ink on paper)

64 x 34 inches

162.6 x 86.4 cm

Edition 1/3

I'm Afraid So

Nathan CATLIN

I'M AFRAID SO

2017

Snake Hunters

Nathan CATLIN

SNAKE HUNTERS

2015

Acrylic on canvas

72 x 54 inches

182.9 x 137.2 cm

signed and dated verso

The Conspirators

Nathan CATLIN

THE CONSPIRATORS

2016

Acrylic on canvas

80 x 64 inches

203.2 x 162.6 cm

A Thief In The Light

Nathan CATLIN

A THIEF IN THE LIGHT

2016

Acrylic on panel

13.5 x 17.5 inches

34.3 x 44.5 cm

The Cello Player

Nathan CATLIN

THE CELLO PLAYER

2017

In The Morning

Nathan CATLIN

IN THE MORNING

2016

Woodblock print (ink on paper)

24 x 36 inches

61 x 91.4 cm

Edition 1/3

Signed and dated

Davidson Contemporary presents The Conspirators, a solo exhibition by Brooklyn-based artist Nathan Catlin.

Catlin, a master printmaker, has evolved his oeuvre to include large- and 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.