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Friday, November 21st, 2008

Katia Santibañez at Danese


Katia Santibañez, Between the Waves, 2008. Acrylic on wood, 24 x 24 inches. Courtesy Danese

Katia Santibañez, Between the Waves, 2008. Acrylic on wood, 24 x 24 inches. Courtesy Danese

on view in her exhibition of new work at Danese through December 20, 535 West 24th Street, 6th Floor, between 10th and 11th avenues, New York City, 212 223 2227

Santibañez has a touch that is expressive in its very restraint. Her design sensibility is highly ordered, whether serial, symmetrical, or algorithmic. Yet there is always the feeling that she has built her images through linear elaboration rather than having an a priori idea and then filling it out. It is as if the artist has internalized the growth patterns she depicts, which makes sense of the tribal or primitive feel that animates certain images. Her work occupies a place where observation and abstraction meld, recalling the natural order at the origins of decorative pattern.

This was an artcritical CAPSULE in November 2008.


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