Katia Santibañez and James Siena

Mine, Yours, and Ours. Part I.
July 31, 2021   -   August 29, 2021

Yours, Mine and Ours, Part I, is the first joint exhibition for artists and partners Katia Santibañez and James Siena. The show includes paintings and works on paper by Santibañez; sculpture and works on paper by Siena; and collaborative woodcut prints from the artists’ ongoing project with master printer Mae Shore, who writes, “Move by move these images were created, alternating between Katia’s and James’s hands. Each layer is recognizable to their particular style but comes together in the most harmonic way.”

Katia Santibañez’s prints and works on paper explore the intricacies and minutiae of organic form. Beginning with a grid, she approaches her work with a precision that allows every inch to have its own expressive quality. Vibrancy is reflected through order. Born in France, Santibañez studied painting at Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux Arts. She has been in residencies at Yaddo, NY; Casa Wabi, Mexico; The Albers Foundation, CT; Holyoke College Art Museum, and is represented in public and private collections worldwide.

James Siena’s sculpture and works on paper in ink and graphite employ the artist’s self-imposed set of rules called “visual algorithms” which guide his process. Toothpicks, tree branches, grape stems, and bamboo skewers are among the many organic materials Siena uses to shape his labyrinthine sculptures. He is a recipient of a 2021 Guggenheim Fellowship and his work is represented in private and public collections worldwide, including the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, The Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the Hammer Museum at UCLA.