Installation image of Docere,Delectare, Movere

Installation image of Docere,Delectare, Movere

Installation image of Docere,Delectare, Movere

Installation image of Docere,Delectare, Movere

Installation image of Docere,Delectare, Movere

Installation image of Docere,Delectare, Movere

Installation image of Docere,Delectare, Movere

Katia Santibañez, Catch the Endless (2013)
Acrylic On Panel
11h x 14w in (27.9h x 35.6w cm)

Katia Santibañez, Slowly Across (2013-14)
Acrylic On Panel
24h x 20w in (61h x 50.8w cm)

Katia Santibañez, Somewhere Above the Roman Sky (2013)
Acrylic On Panel
20h x 16w in (50.8h x 40.6w cm)

Katia Santibañez, Interlude (2013-14)
Acrylic On Panel
16h x 12w in (40.6h x 30.5w cm)

Katia Santibañez, Purple Swirl (2013)
Acrylic On Panel
16h x 12w in (40.6h x 30.5w cm)

Katia Santibañez, A Melody For 9 Voices (2013-14)
Acrylic On Panel
18h x 14w in (45.7h x 35.6w cm)

Katia Santibañez, Touching the Red Wind (2013)
Acrylic On Panel
20h x 16w in (50.8h x 40.6w cm)

Katia Santibañez, An Endless Visit (2012-13)
Acrylic On Panel
24h x 24w in (61h x 61w cm)

Katia Santibañez, Eternal Time (2013-14)
Acrylic On Panel
16h x 16w in (40.6h x 40.6w cm)

Katia Santibañez, Bring Me To The Shades (2013-14)
Graphite On Bristol
14h x 14w in (35.6h x 35.6w cm)

Katia Santibañez, Symphony XIX (2014)
Photo Collage on Board
4h x 4w in (10.2h x 10.2w cm)

Katia Santibañez, Symphony X (2014)
Photo Collage on Board
4h x 4w in (10.2h x 10.2w cm)

Katia Santibañez, Symphony IX (2014)
Photo Collage on Board
4h x 3w in (10.2h x 7.6w cm)

Katia Santibañez, Symphony IV (2014)
Photo Collage on Board
4h x 3w in (10.2h x 7.6w cm)

Katia Santibañez, Symphony V (2014)
Photo Collage on Board
4h x 3w in (10.2h x 7.6w cm)

Katia Santibanez, Symphony VII (2014)
Photo Collage on Board
4h x 3w in (10.2h x 7.6w cm)

Katia Santibañez, Symphony VIII (2014)
Photo Collage on Board
4h x 3w in (10.2h x 7.6w cm)

Katia Santibañez, Symphony VI (2013-14)
Photo Collage on Board
4h x 4w in (10.2h x 10.2w cm)

Katia Santibañez

Docere, Delectare, Movere

March 8 - April 12, 2014

Morgan Lehman Gallery is pleased to present Docere, Delectare, Movere, an exhibition of drawing, painting, and photographic collage by Katia Santibañez. This is Santibañez’s fourth solo exhibition with the gallery. A catalogue featuring an interview by Kathranne Knight will be published on the occasion of this exhibition.

With a background in microbiology and biochemistry, Santibañez utilizes both qualitative and quantitative observation in the construction of works that investigate the systems, colors and forms of organic geometry. Greatly inspired by a residency at the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation and time spent at the American Academy in Rome, the artist’s current body of work is an inquiry into the application of classical theories, such as "Sacred Geometry", in the visual arts and sciences throughout western civilization.

The title of the exhibition, Docere, Delectare, Movere, is a quote from Roman politician, poet and philosopher, Cicero, meaning "To Teach, To Delight, To Move". This phrase has been used by many artists and poets, such as Poussin, throughout the millennia as a coda in which to structure their practices. For Santibañez, it is a way of conveying, delighting in, and experiencing the transcendence of creation within her work. It is this interaction between nature and creation that the artist operates within.

Katia Santibañez was born in Paris, France in 1964 and received her degree in 1990 at the Ecole Superieure des Beaux Arts in Paris. Solo exhibitions include Jancar Gallery (Los Angeles, CA), IMC Lab (New York, NY), and group shows at Pace Prints (New York, NY), and Jeff Bailey Gallery (New York, NY). Her paintings, drawings, and prints are in numerous public and private collections. Santibañez lives and works in New York City and in the Berkshires.

Press

New American Paintings
Homage to Exploration
Digital Catalogue