Friday, February 19, 2010

Painter, Catherine McCarthy

Hosfelt Gallery showcases some great artists and painter Catherine McCarthy is one of them. They describe that, "she creates luscious paintings infused with the sensibility of centuries past. Profoundly personal yet rich with metaphor, her work incorporates references to art history, religion, science, memory, and ideals of femininity.
Meaning lies in the transitions and connections between isolated passages of landscape, body parts, scribbles of text, and splashes of paint.Her details are appropriated from such sources as mid-twentieth-century children's textbooks, the nineteenth-century seascape paintings of Martin Johnson Heade, Japanese wood block prints, nautical manuals, history books, and contemporary fashion magazines. Her newest body of work follows the journey of her alter ego, the geisha Nagasaki Moon."