Katherine Bernhardt

Katherine Bernhardt
Library Shelf Location 18.BERN
Publication Date 2017

Bernhardt paints a brightly hued portrait of the glorious jumble of contemporary life

This is the first book to provide a comprehensive overview of Katherine Bernhardt's wildly popular pattern paintings. Spanning 2013 through 2016, it collects over 100 of her brightly colored canvases. Well known for paintings of super models ripped from glossy fashion magazines and, more recently, Morrocan rug motifs, in 2013 Bernhardt dropped all direct quotation and now paints straight from her imagination, mining her own fertile reservoir of experience, imagery and sensation. Since then, Bernhardt has produced paintings that mix an assortment of objects reflecting her daily experiences, from life in New York to her love of Puerto Rico, her Saint Louis roots and family life. The objects are painted with incredible verve and tenacity, and include a jumble of the following items on colorfully activated grounds: watermelon slices, boom boxes, computers, pizza slices, cassette tapes, hamburgers, basketballs, old cell phones, airplanes, fruit, sharks, water, sea turtles, cigarettes, sharpies and keyboards. Bernhardt presents a slightly delirious feeling of New York City, the out-of-date and the up-to-the-minute all in one. 

Katherine Bernhardt was born in Saint Louis in 1975 and currently lives in New York. She received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York and her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her first solo museum exhibition will be at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis in January 2017, followed by The Modern, Fort Worth, in April 2017.

ISBN 9780998523217
Quantity 1
Pages 176p; 28.2 x 1.8 x 20.3 cm
Editor Dan Nadel
Author Nicole Rudick
Format Hardback
Publisher Canada, New York
Related Artist Katherine Bernhardt
Category Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team)
Artist's Nationality American (USA)
Language English

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