It was an honor to be included in the first exhibition featuring women artists from the permanent collection of The New Britain Museum of American near Hartford, CT which opened December 18th, 2010. The exhibition consists of 80 works selected from over 600 by women artists and will be on view through March 20. I was fortunate to be out east after the New Year and able to check out this memorable show.
Excerpt from The New Britain Museum of American Art exhibition catalogue:
“The Peninsula, 2005” : 12”x24” :Inks on scratchboard
Collection of The New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT
Cathie Bleck explores the same conceptual territory. The swirling and interpenetrating forms of The Peninsula (fig. 49) expose an earthly bestieary enveloped within a floral world, the spatial complexity of which suggests cosmic motion. Lyrically stylized forms, painstaking cut into scratchboard, relay on intense contrasts of tone and imagery to evoke equal doses of fear and charm. Humans are present but do not dominate. All species are challenged to establish equilibrium in a world of constant change.