October 25, 2012
By Belinda Chun
Catherine Howe Featured in Art in America
Catherine Howe solo show featured in the lookout by editor Leigh Anne Miller
Walking a tightrope of figuration and abstraction, Catherine Howe explores in her recent work the Golden Age of 17th-century Dutch still life painting. Without simply reflecting or mimicking the sources, Howe’s dozen medium-size canvases convey their telltale luminous intensity. In addition, the artist’s richly hued, highly textured bravura brushwork and delicate layering highlight the eroticism that is only latent in the work of the Old Masters.