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Catya Plate, Tiny Messengers

Y Gallery
32-70 85th Street, Jackson Heights, 718-565-6285
Queens Misc.
April 4 - May 2, 2009
Reception: Saturday, April 4, 7 - 9 PM
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Y Gallery is pleased to present Tiny Messengers, an installation and mixed media exhibition by New York-based artist Catya Plate curated by Cecilia Jurado. Catya Plate creates a new mythology that responds to our angst-ridden times. In this adventure she mixes diverse cultures in a seriocomic way that could be read in many different layers as her multiple characters and stories are presented to the spectator.

The artist returns to the modern discourse where the possibility of an emancipatory new world can be the only hope. Like Aldous Huxley, Plate structures her universe with clones of an ideal that will work more productively and live freely. The paradoxical and naïve work was entirely handmade by the artist.

Catya Plate was born in Barcelona, Spain and grew up in Köln, Germany. She came to New York through a Fulbright Scholarship in 1987. Her work has been included in exhibitions at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, Islip Art Museum, Hunterdon Museum of Art and Whitney Museum of American Art at Altria. Her solo shows include the Robert V. Fullerton Art Museum, Art Resources Transfer and Galerie Elten & Elten in Zürich, Switzerland. Her art is held in numerous private and public collections including the Brooklyn Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, the New York Public Library and Museo dei Tarocchi, Bologna, Italy.
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