SF Gate Features Catherine Wagner’s Artistic Tribute to 20th Century Italian Painter

Oakland, CA—November 13, 2017

Mills College Department Head of Arts and Visual Culture Catherine Wagner pays homage to Italian painter Giorgio Morandi at Anglim Gilbert Gallery.

An Italian 20th century painter and printmaker, Morandi is known for monochromatic still lifes depicting simple subjects limited to bottles, jars, boxes, bowls, flowers, and landscapes. The recent SF Gate article notes that Wagner’s exhibition In Situ: Traces of Morandi “is the result of a two-year residency that she spent under the auspices of the Morandi Museum, where the results were shown this summer. She photographed the landscape around the painter’s country residence in a series of “Grizzana Landscapes.” They are monochromatic images made using colored gels, in hues lifted from his works. They are, in effect, the world as seen in Morandi’s dreams.”

Wagner is Department Head of Arts and Visual Culture and has taught undergraduate and graduate art classes at Mills College in Oakland, California for 39 years. An internationally exhibiting artist, Wagner was a Rome Prize Fellow in 2013 a Guggenheim Fellow in 1987, and was awarded a Visual Artist Fellowship in Photography by the National Endowment for the Arts in 1987 and 1991.Wagner is represented by Anglim Gilbert Gallery in San Francisco and Gallery Luisotti in Los Angeles.