Milton Glaser says of Bleck’s work, “The relationship of dark and light is the recurring theme in life and art. Cathie Bleck’s work embraces this theme and demonstrates the nature of this conversation in an elegant and expressive way.”
Let’s find out who inspires the exceptionally talented Cathie Bleck.
Artist Irene Hardwicke Olivieri has been a great source of inspiration for me since discovering her work at ACA galleries in 2006. Her art is deeply personal and a seductive response to the lures of nature and a personal conviction dedicated to preserving nature through narrative stories that weave text and imagery into natural surroundings.
Irene's sensual female figures, often autobiographical, co-mingle with animals or personal iconography, layering intricate and labored narratives describing relationships, the human condition or exchanges with nature. Her artwork is more like a journey through a tapestry; a novel of images that one cannot put down, impregnating one's memory with the message forever. I want to thank Irene for opening my eyes even wider to possibilities and encouraging me to let go.
Irene has opened a much anticipated show on May 1st, in New York City at ACA galleries and has not had a show for a while. That's one of the reasons why it's a very anticipated event. I cannot wait to be inspired by her new works.
About Exhibiting Studio Artist and Illustrator Cathie Bleck
June, 2010: "Earth Show: Fragile Planet" Society of Illustrators, NY
July, 2010: Sea Shepherd Art Show, CA
September, 2010: Cathie was recently invited to participate in “8-Hour Projects,” an annual event with approximately a dozen artists working in the Bowman and Penelec Galleries at Allegheny College in Pennsylvania.