Exquisite Attention, at HEDGE Gallery
This spring, HEDGE Gallery proudly opens an exhibition of new work in drawing, print, and sculpture by Cathie Bleck, Rebecca Cross, and Taryn McMahon titled Exquisite Attention. The collection of individual and collaborative pieces by these compelling women artists is aimed to raise consciousness about human harm to our planet through the context of contemporary art making.
The three have never had the opportunity to work and exhibit together, and their collective research and influence of the natural world will address the beauty, fragility, and resiliency of threatened species.
McMahon’s printmaking layers silhouettes of objects found on the shores of the Cuyahoga River, illustrating the current state of entanglement between people and environment.
Cross will be exhibiting her bio-tracings series: a collection of futuristic natural history objects, or “exprints” of imagined extinct plant species, created with silk forms in the process of traditional Japanese shibori.
Bleck’s works on paper form a visual journal of contrasting scale from small accordion sketchbooks to some of her largest works to date in the form of 55-by-170-inch scrolls. Her graphite drawings and clay pigment paintings explore the dualities that exist in nature and our human evolution.
Together, the artists have employed the technique of exquisite corpse drawings for the exhibition as well. They shared inspired imagery on one piece of paper, which is folded into three sections so they are unable to see what the other artist has illustrated. They then traded the drawings in between sessions so that each one has left her mark, resulting in intrinsically experimental forms related to better respecting our natural world.
Join us for the preview reception of Exquisite Attention on Wednesday, March 16, from 5:30 to 7:30pm or the opening reception on Friday, March 18, from 5:00 to 8:00pm.
Exquisite Attention is on view from March 16 to May 6.
EXQUISITE ATTENTION | MARCH 16–MAY 6
PREVIEW RECEPTION 5:30-7:30PM WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16
OPENING RECEPTION 5-8PM FRIDAY, MARCH 18
1300 West 78th Street, Suite 200
Cleveland, Ohio 44102
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