Katelyn Eichwald: Never
Fortnight Institute is pleased to present Katelyn Eichwald: Never, the artist’s second solo exhibition at the gallery. An artist’s book will be published in a limited edition run of 200 copies, in conjuction with the exhibition.
This new body of work foregrounds Katelyn Eichwald’s ability to meditate on pregnant instances, pausing and sitting in repose. Rather than pushing for clarification, she edges on it, setting out to capture a feeling that of going too far, unable to turn back. The tension in her paintings evoke a sense of longing where placidity can transform into nearly anything. Fecundity is the operation at hand, and easy resolution is constantly at stake. The facelessness of these compositions also contributes to meandering desires. She captures the private symbolism of Munch, with obscure figures haunting several canvases. These works literally barter in narrative, with source materials displaced from linear contexts. The occasional wreckage or eruption looms behind certain paintings, rendering the visible material all the more eerie. The subject matter expands out like barren countrysides, roads leading to somewheres disguised as nowheres. The works embody the serenity of wandering, and the potential of discovery in arrested moments. - Text excerpt by Reilly Davidson
As an extension of the exhibition, we will be presenting four new works by Katelyn Eichwald at the Independent Art Fair in NY, September 9-12, 2021.