Catherine Mosley’s new mixed media works of art are a com- bination of painting and printmaking. This is her third solo exhibition at A.I.R. Gallery. Mosley has developed a singular way of incorporating painting with hand-printed monotype materials. She works on large sheets of handmade paper which have been prepared for printing and mounting on panels.
It is through her use of printmaking inks and keen understanding of the inherent intensities of them that allows her to satu- rate her works with consistently rich hues and tones. Mosley uses primary colors – red, blue, and green – plus orange to create movement and striking foregrounds and backgrounds that become masterful works of abstraction. She runs her inked plates through the press multiple times to use the first run, cognate (2nd run), and successive runs to enrich the quality of her works.
The title of the exhibition, Diamonds, refers to her decision to tilt several of the completed works on diagonal axes, which adds both height and width to the double wooden panel sets. The panels are joined at the center horizontal axis which doubles the width giving them a commanding presence on the wall. The diamond-shaped diptychs complement the single horizontal works of art creating a cohesive and rich dialogue between the two series.
This one-person exhibition is the culminating show for Catherine Mosley as she will then shift to Alumnae status at A.I.R. Gal- lery, a gallery that was established in 1972, as the first not-for-profit, artist-directed and maintained gallery for women artists in the United States. Mosley has had many leadership positions in the Gallery and believes it to have had a formative impact on her career as an artist.