Oakland, CA—March 19, 2018
The Los Angeles Times calls Catherine Wagner’s solo exhibition, Near Abstraction “intelligent and ravishing.”
Wagner’s photographs, which pay homage to Italian painter Giorgio Morandi’s paintings of bottles, vases, cups and bowls, “make brilliant conversation with his work,” says Leah Ollman of the Los Angeles Times.
According to Ollman, Wagner’s work at Gallery Luisotti, "speaks to several aspects of Morandi's legacy: the rich interiority possible in images that remain faithful to external appearance; the expansiveness that even a narrow set of variables allows; the electric hum that can emanate from the most silent of pictures.”
Wagner is Department Head of Arts and Visual Culture at Mills College in Oakland, California and has taught undergraduate and graduate art classes for 40 years. An internationally exhibiting artist, Wagner was a Rome Prize Fellow in 2013 a Guggenheim Fellow in 1987, and was awarded a Visual Artist Fellowship in Photography by the National Endowment for the Arts in 1987 and 1991. Wagner is represented by Anglim Gilbert Gallery in San Francisco and Gallery Luisotti in Los Angeles.