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Paul Katz

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Prelude Series

  These works are part of an extensive series of objects and paintings that embody William Wordsworth's  "Prelude." The look of the work was inspired in part by a photograph I saw in the New York Times in the days following 9/11. It was of an office in which everything was covered by grey ash so that ordinary things like desks and computers took on the aspect of an ancient site exhumed. As I have worked on my "Prelude" project I have come increasingly able to see it as something as nearly post-apocalyptic as that photograph but with culture, itself, in the form of poetry settling like ash over everything. The dense patterns of lines and letters that cover all my surfaces make the actual poem impossible to read but I feel that I honor it, nevertheless, through an act of penitential diligence.

Baseball Bat

Books with Bookends , 2008

Prelude # 135, 2011

Prelude #115, 2010

Prelude #116, 2010

Prelude #191, 2012

Prelude #221, 2014

Prelude #231 & #235, 2015

Prelude #233, 2015

Prelude #48, 2009

Prelude #60, 2008

Prelude #64, 2008

Prelude #73, 2008

Prelude #74, 2009

Prelude #79, 2009

Prelude #80 & #81, 2009

Prelude #82 & #110

Prelude #96 & #96A, 2010

Three Bottles, 2014

Prelude # 136, 2011

Prelude #127, 2011

Prelude #131, 2011

Prelude #133, 2011

Prelude #134, 2011

Bottles for Morandi, 2007




Paul Katz

   New York City, 1942

   B.A. The City College of the City University of New York.
   Graduate studies in art history at Hunter College 
   Studied painting privately with Ward Jackson

Work Experience: 
   Staff Photographer, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1962-1973
   Lecturer in Art, The Herbert H. Lehman College, 1968-1975
   Editor, Art Now: New York, 1968-1971
   Director of the department of photography, The Marlborough Gallery, 1975-1977
   Private dealer in art, 1978-1990.
   Curatorial consultant, Sterling & Francine Clark Art Institute, 1999

Recent Group Exhibitions:  
   "Win- Place- Show", Saratoga Conty Arts Council, Saratoga, N.Y., 2002 and 2003
   5th Annual North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture and Performance Exhibition, North Bennington, V.T., 2002
   "Small Works, Molly Stark Firehouse, Bennington, V.T., 2003
   "Themes and Variations", The Plum Gallery, Williamstown, M.A., 2003
   "Obsession", Haddad Lascano Gallery, Great Barrington, M.A., 2004
   "Seeing Black and White", Saratoga Conty Arts Council, Saratoga, N.Y.,2005
   "Pulp", Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, N.Y., 2005
   9th Annual North Bennington Art Park, North Bennington, V.T., 2006
   "Contempory Sculpture at Chesterwood", Stockbridge M.A., 2006
   "Saratoga: Inside- Out, The Arts Center Gallery, Saratoga Springs, N.Y., 2006

Solo Exhibitions: 
   Ocean County College, Ocean County, N.J., 1976
   The Beside Myself Gallery, Arlington, V.T., 1993, 1995, and 1997
   No. B. I. A. S. Gallery, North Bennington, V.T. 1994
   Five Points Gallery, East Chatham, N.Y., 1994
   The Hip Pocket Gallery, Wiliamstown, M.A., 1994 and 1996
   Bennington College Carriage Barn Bennington, V.T., 1995
   Tunnel City Gallery, North Adams, M.A. 2002
   Catherine Dianich Gallery, Brattleboro, V.T., 2006

Public Collections: 
   The Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University
   Amherst College
   Southwestern Vermont Health Care

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