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.
SYNOPSIS: Both exhibitions: Katabasis: A Descent from Cathie Kayser and In The Hearts of Men from Boston artist Dorothea Van Camp, Nicole Longnecker Gallery features new work from two established artists pushing the limits of their processes.
“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.”
DOROTHEA VAN CAMP: Dorothea Van Camp 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.”