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Catherin Mellinger

Catherine Mellinger is mixed media and analog collage artist whose works find inspiration in ideas originated by the feminist artists of the Dada period as well as the early Surrealists, lending to the exploration of dichotomy in many of Mellinger's works. She seeks to create works of beauty whose themes are not always beautiful; grappling with trauma, loss and challenging relational dynamics, all while visually exploring those events with a phenomenological approach. Inspired by female artists such as Hannah Hoch, her works use vintage paper ephemera and personal photographs mixed with pencil, pen, and watercolour –the latter often portraying circular portals through which the viewer can be invited in to the image. She has most recently explored her entry into motherhood in her series

The Sea and Me — in which photos of women from 1950s fashion magazines are layered with gorgeously grotesque images from the ocean. This series was the basis for the project Deep Salt Water; in collaboration with Toronto writer Marianne Apostolides; producing a book of the same title to be published by BookThug in Spring 2017. Mellinger’s works have been published in literary magazines, and she has been commissioned by musicians, writers and private collectors. Originally from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and having studied in Toronto, Catherine now lives Waterloo, Ontario with her husband and son. To
see more of her work, visit her website: www.cargocollective.com/catherinemellinger

From Mellinger
“I have been been putting glue to paper since I can remember. Having
been born in the prairies of Saskatchewan to a Alsatian father, Acadian mother, and now
living in Waterloo via Toronto, I am convinced that the puzzle that is my history was the
founding of my fascination with bringing disparate images into one cohesive whole.”

 


EXCLUSIVE WORK BY CATHERINE MELLINGER:

One
350.00
Four
350.00
Invention
300.00
Passage 2
400.00
Birding 2
500.00
 
Two
350.00
Bones
300.00
Burden
350.00
She
350.00
 
Three
350.00
Corporal
300.00
Prayer
350.00
Birding 1
500.00