Opening Reception: Cathie Kayser & Dorothea Van Camp

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Nicole Longnecker Gallery presents dual exhibitions: “Katabasis: A Descent" featuring new work by Cathie Kayser and “In The Hearts of Men" from Boston artist Dorothea Van Camp from April 8 to May 13, 2017. There will be an artists’ reception on Saturday, April 8, from 5-8pm.

“I’m very excited to exhibit new work from Houston’s Cathie Kayser along with Dorothea Van Camp’s new series,” said gallery owner Nicole Longnecker, “Both of these artists are heading in new directions with their work and artistic careers. I’m positive both will be very well received.”

CATHIE KAYSER: Cathie is a Houston artist whose work is in collections in Houston, Los Angeles, Seattle, Cincinnati, and Tel Aviv. She is a founder of PrintMatters, an arts organization she began with four other artists in 2009. Kayser works in a variety of printmaking techniques––lithography, woodcuts, intaglio, and monoprints, and teaches workshops in polyester plate lithography.

About the new work Cathie says, “While I sketched, I wrote and I read. I took notes. Then I sketched some more. While reading Jung, I came across the word ‘katabasis,’ a descent into the underworld. I thought about how we walk atop the earth while secret chambers are forming beneath our feet. I feel satisfied that the pieces chosen for this exhibit reflect an underlying structure, but tell their own stories.” Cathie’s new work illustrates an established artist taking a new direction and finding great success.

DOROTHEA VAN CAMP: Dorothea lives and works in the Fort Point neighborhood of Boston. Recent exhibitions include: HallSpace Drawing Project 2016, HallSpace Gallery, Dorchester, MA, and Variations on a Screen at the Carol Schlosberg Alumni Gallery, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA. Her work has also been included in many print-related exhibits such as: 35th Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibit, Peoria, IL; On the Edge, Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA; Imprint, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH; and Boston Printmakers North American Print Biennial, 808 Gallery, Boston University, Boston, MA.

Van Camp attended Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI where she received a BFA in illustration.

About the exhibit, Van Camp explains, “Waking up to our new reality last November, I couldn’t shake the thought that I had vastly underestimated the darkness in the hearts of my fellow citizens. Whatever I had been working on in the studio quickly lost significance in my mind and I found myself just wanting to make “portraits” of hearts. Black hearts, pure hearts, complicated hearts, vacuous hearts… all set against a backdrop of the swirling baroque vortex of our increasingly detached experience of reality.”

Both exhibits run through May 13, 2017.
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By: Nicole Longnecker Gallery

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