Flight/Patternsfeaturing: Beatrice Bork and Jennifer Cadoff
This show runs from September 4, 2014 until October 5, 2014
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 6, 5-8 pm
Coffee & Conversation: Sunday, October 5, 2-4pm
Explore rhythms, flight, textures, and patterns inspired by the natural world in the art of Beatrice Bork and Jennifer Cadoff at Artists' Gallery in Lambertville. "Flight/Patterns" showcases these award-winning artists' latest paintings and drawings, and is their second collaboration in as many years.
Beatrice Bork is an internationally-recognized wildlife artist whose watercolors capture animals -- often, but not exclusively, birds – immersed in their natural habitat. "The signature of Beatrice's art is an ability to balance the intricate details of her animal subjects with loose brushwork, splashes of color and unusual compositions that make her paintings thrum with life," says Cadoff. Bork has won the prestigious Don Eckleberry Award for outstanding bird art from the Society of Animal Artists, of which she is a signature member. Her paintings have been published in a variety of books and magazines and acquired by collectors from around the world.
Jennifer Cadoff, also an award-winning artist, makes intricate abstract ink drawings that suggest her close observation of natural patterns such as tree bark, rain, even cells under a microscope. Bork says: "Jennifer creates thousands of small, simple marks that transform into wonderfully complex organic patterns that let your imagination take flight. They draw viewers in to discover and interpret—and each can see something totally different in her work." Cadoff incorporates into some of her compositions the outlines of leaves, pine cones and other natural detritus that she collects on her walks, mesmerized by the infinite variations of their simple forms. Other work includes striking collages that play with dimension and form through combinations of patterns and textures.
The artists invite you to explore their work at their opening reception on Saturday September 6, from 5 to 8 pm. The show runs through Sunday October 5, with another opportunity to meet the artists at "Coffee & Conversation" on that day, from 2 to 4 pm. See Beatrice and Jennifer's work right now, and learn more about them, on their websites: www.beatricebork.artspan.com and www.jennifercadoff.com