UPCOMING EXHIBITION

KATIE BOND PRETTI

5 APRIL to 18 MAY 2019

OPENING RECEPTION: 5 APRIL, 6-9pm
ARTIST REMARKS 7pm
RSVP by 4 APRIL to neda@becontemporary.com

Barbara Edwards Contemporary is pleased to welcome Katie Bond Pretti to our roster of artists. Pretti’s inaugural exhibition at the gallery features recent paintings and works on paper that see the artist re-articulate the line between abstraction and figuration. Exploring synesthetic translations of the otherworldly and unknown, her works draw inspiration from personal vision quests and sensations of being under surveillance––varied experiences that, collectively, chart common themes of sight and the unseen. In Pretti’s work, instinct and emotion bridge the gap between what we can know and what is beyond our perception, echoed by the process of gradually intuiting recognizable forms in her dynamic traces of oil pastel and graphite.

A graduate of OCAD University, Pretti has held studios in Los Angeles, Buenos Aires, and Brooklyn, and has been artist-in-residence at COME (Buenos Aires), Ctrllab (Montreal), The White House (Toronto), and Spark Box Studios (Picton, Ontario). Her book of drawings, Sonority of Words, was launched in Toronto by Art Metropole and featured at the 2007 NYC Art Book Fair. The book is in the collection of the Library and Archives of the National Gallery of Canada.

Pretti’s works are featured in the collections of SoHo House, TD Canada Trust, and Femmarte. She has been profiled in publications such as Carte Blanche Volume 2: Painting, ArtSync, ArtSlant, Magenta Magazine Online, Elle Canada, Fashion Magazine, Canadian House and Home, and Inside Entertainment.

For more information, contact:
neda@becontemporary.com

Katie Pretti Daemons 1
Daemons 1, 2016
acrylic, oil stick, oil pastel, graphite on canvas
54" x 68"

Katie Pretti Four Seasons Spring
Four Seasons: Spring, 2018
acrylic, watercolour, oil stick, oil pastel, graphite on canvas
33" x 44"

Katie Pretti Four Seasons Summer
Four Seasons: Summer, 2018
acrylic, watercolour, oil stick, oil pastel, graphite on canvas
33" x 44"

Katie Pretti Four Seasons Fall
Four Seasons: Fall, 2018
acrylic, watercolour, oil stick, oil pastel, graphite on canvas
33" x 44"

Katie Pretti Four Seasons Winter
Four Seasons: Winter, 2018
acrylic, watercolour, oil stick, oil pastel, graphite on canvas
33" x 44"

Katie Pretti M1
M1: The Man Who Wasn't Supposed to be There, 2017
oil stick on black canvas
60" x 50"

Katie Pretti Atlas
Atlas, 2016
acrylic, watercolour, oil stick, oil pastel, graphite on canvas
56" x 68"

Katie Pretti Undone
Undone
mixed media on paper
10" x 13"

Katie Pretti Undone
Undone
mixed media on paper
10" x 13"