Artery is the first institutional solo exhibition in London by Allison Katz (b. 1980 Montreal, Canada). Comprising over 20 paintings, most made over the last 18 months, and a new group of posters, it explores Katz’s long-standing relationship to questions of identity and expression, selfhood and voice; themes she has addressed in her work for more than a decade.
Attending to the idiosyncratic and eccentric, to personal mythologies and embodied experience, Katz treats her own biography as source material, as well as drawing from dream objects, art historical references, and the texture of everyday life. Her exhibition unfolds through a series of biographical anecdotes and moments of synchronicity, opening the world up to a game of allusions, double entendre, slips and wordplay.
Artery extends to a satellite exhibition at Canada House, London, from January 24 – March 26, 2022. Artery is a collaboration with Nottingham Contemporary where an earlier iteration of the exhibition was presented from May 22 – October 31, 2021.