Elizabeth Catlett: Wake Up in Glory at Burning in Water


Elizabeth Catlett. Image via Burning in Water

Burning in Water is pleased to present Wake Up in Glory, a solo exhibition of prints and sculptures by the esteemed Elizabeth Catlett.

Elizabeth Catlett: Wake Up in Glory is a solo exhibition of the work of Elizabeth Catlett, featuring prints and sculptures. Focusing on the evolution of Catlett’s sculpture, the exhibit features a diverse group of works drawn from across the seven-decade span of the artist’s career. Included in the exhibit are works in bronze, wood and marble.

Elizabeth Catlett. Image via Burning in Water

Elizabeth Catlett was born in Washington, DC in 1915. During her career, she was influenced by a broad range of genres and traditions, including the Harlem Renaissance, European Modernism, African art, American Regionalism, the Chicago Renaissance, Pre-Columbian art, Mexican Muralism and Post-Revolution Populism and the Black Art Movement.

Catlett studied at Howard University in the 1930s and the University of Iowa, where she was mentored by the painter Grant Wood. In 1942, Catlett moved to Mexico, where she would live and work for the last fifty years of her life.

The most recent works in this exhibit were created shortly before the artist’s death in 2012 at the age of 96.

Elizabeth Catlett, Negro Woman, 1946

Elizabeth Catlett: Wake Up in Glory will be on view from November 28, 2017 to February 3, 2018 at Burning in Water Gallery, 317 Tenth Avenue, NYC.