Art from a Distance: Eileen Dorsey

  Museums, Galleries, Studios, and Schools are all closed in the effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus. That has left artists alone in their studios, and gallery doors closed, sometimes with exhibits still hanging, unseen, on their walls. In the Art from a Distance series of posts on CAN Blog, we’re helping curators, dealers, artists and teachers share […]

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Finding the trees in the forest: Eileen Dorsey at the Cleveland Botanical Garden

Two paintings in Eileen Dorsey’s Cleveland Botanical Garden exhibition Wooded Perspectives share the title “Breakthrough.” On one level, the word names the literal contents of those images—the spot where a hiker in thick forests suddenly steps into an open field, “breaking through” the claustrophobia of thick trees. But “breakthrough” also encapsulates an apt response to Wooded Perspectives itself. Here, Dorsey […]

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Eileen Dorsey and Charles Basham Present Recent Landscapes at Massillon Museum

There’s a wonderful article in ArtNet—“Back to School: 10 Famous Art Professors We Wish We Had as Teachers in College”—that speaks of the ability of some professors to take the banal and turn it such a way that captivates and challenges their students. In some respects, professors can change an artist’s life. Such is the case with Eileen Dorsey and […]

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Echo: Texture, Repetition, and Pattern at E11even 2

“It’s a themed show, but it isn’t so tightly specific to an image or a specific story line,” said R!ch Cihlar, Co-owner of E11even 2 and curator of Echo. The title of the show is “Echo: an exhibition on textures, repetition, and patterns.” The loose parameters set for the artists led to an assortment of interpretations of these themes. Generally […]

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MAKERS: Eileen Dorsey

“I don’t see myself as a landscape artist,” admits Eileen Dorsey… I can’t help but chuckle as I look around her space in 78th Street Studios, the walls covered with colorful landscapes. She corrects herself – “I know I paint landscapes, but I see them as something more.” I agree. Dorsey is known for her oil landscapes – usually she depicts deep, lush forests, […]

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