"Points of Origin"
featuring Beatrice Bork and Jennifer Cadoff
Oct 10 - Nov 3, 2013
Opening reception: Saturday, Oct 12, 4-7 pm
At first glance, there’s almost nothing similar about artists Beatrice Bork and Jennifer Cadoff, whose work is featured this month at the Artists’ Gallery in Lambertville. Bork paints stunningly detailed birds in watercolor; Cadoff creates minimalist abstract ink drawings and collages. But stay a while, and you, like these artists, will start to see the common ground from which their work springs: Both draw inspiration from the natural world, delight in form and texture, and pay particular attention to negative space in their often unusual compositions.
"Turn, Turn, Turn"
"Beatrice has an astonishing ability to combine very loose, free — I’d call it joyous — application of paint in the background of her pieces with precisely detailed renderings of her animal subjects — in this show, mostly birds. The result is not just beautiful, it’s unique, compelling and instantly recognizable," says Cadoff of Bork, adding, "You can feel Beatrice’s deep affinity with the natural world in every painting. It’s no wonder she’s a member of the prestigious Society of Animal Artists, and has won many awards, both regionally and nationally, for her work."
"You Are Here"
pen & ink
Bork describes Cadoff’s work this way: "Jennifer's beautiful abstract drawings are music for the eyes, an intriguing compilation of small marks that coalesce into a rhythmic cohesion of texture and pattern that often call to mind organic elements. Lines become ripples on a sea, tiny circles are reminiscent of looking at cells under a microscope. Her collages are carefully choreographed, with simple lines and forms contrasting with her wonderful textures, working harmoniously in positive and negative compositions, giving yet more dimension to her art."
Come and meet the artists at the opening reception on Saturday, October 12, from 4 to 7 pm. They will also be at the gallery for "Coffee & Conversation" on Sunday, November 3, from 3 to 5 pm.