‘The Assassination of Osama bin Laden’ (2011) by Catherine Tafur, oil on canvas, 57″ × 72″
548 West 28th Street, 212.696.7432
October 25 - November 24, 2012
Reception: Thursday, October 25, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Porter Contemporary is pleased to announce Cored, a solo exhibition of paintings by Catherine Tafur from October 25 through November 24, 2012 with an opening reception with the artist on October 25th from 6:30 – 8:30 PM. Tafur explores themes of death, violence, vulnerability and loss of innocence in dynamic paintings that create spaces fraught with anxiety. Each of her works, ranging from political assassinations to surreal executions, captures moments of crisis when belief systems come toppling down and layers of comfort and sanity are slowly peeled away.
“The works are large dynamic compositions full of symbolism and historical references. These references combined with Tafur’s technique and carefully fractured space create a psychologically charged exhibition,” says Jessica L. Porter, Founder and Director of Porter Contemporary.
Artist Talk: November 15, 6:30 – 8:30 PM (RSVP required)