Catherine Lepp’s ‘Swimmers 2007-2021’

Catherine Lepp's "Surface," 2007. Courtesy Mark Borghi Gallery.

From September 10-30, Mark Borghi Gallery in Sag Harbor presents “Swimmers 2007-2021,” an exhibition highlighting the work of Catherine Lepp.

Lepp’s “Swimmers” series comes from years of observing her children in the water. Living for years as Lepp did with her husband Ray and sons Jake and Maxwell in a Lower East Side apartment, the city’s pools and beaches were an essential respite. These works reflect the freedom of bodies outside the context of day-to-day living, away from hard surfaces, unyielding boundaries and the axis imposed by gravity.

Lepp is a New York-based artist from Sheffield in the U.K. After graduating from Manchester Polytechnic with a degree in painting, she moved to New York City to work as an artist’s assistant and studied at the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting & Sculpture. She was accepted to the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture in 2004.

This is Lepp’s first solo show of the “Swimmers” series. Her work has been included in group shows throughout the U.S. and the U.K. She is a member of the New York Studio School Faculty.

Mark Borghi Gallery is at 34 Main Street, Sag Harbor. For details visit