NEW YORK.-Gerald Peters Gallery is pleased to present the first New York solo show of contemporary artist Paul Sattler with an exhibition of paintings, watercolors, and drawings. The show will provide the public with the first in-depth look at Sattlers work since he was introduced to the New York art world at the National Academy of Design Museums 179th Invitational in 2004.
Sattlers meticulously-crafted pictures combine figuration and abstraction, using vivid color, innovative spatial devices, and varied imagery to craft otherworldly scenes. With influences as diverse as Eugène Delacroix and contemporary artists John Walker and Martin Puryear, Sattler blends rigorous attention to composition and technique with elements of whimsical fantasy and acutely observed realism. His images capture a fleeting moment in time, as light and shadow play across architectural spaces and landscapes.
Born in Milwaukee in 1969, Paul Sattler is based in upstate New York and is currently an Associate Professor at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York. He received his BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and an MFA from Indiana University in Bloomington. Sattlers work has been exhibited at several museums, including those at Skidmore College, Boston University, and Indiana University; and in solo shows at galleries in Boston and Chicago. He was the recipient of the Wallace Truman Prize from the National Academy of Design Museum in 2004, where he received critical praise for his work, Variation on Charles Willson Peales Exhumation of the Mastodon, III.