Please join us for a reception Saturday, June 4, 2 -4 pm for “Personal Geographies”, Rosemary Cooley and Cynthia Back .
The June exhibition features the glowing reduction woodcut prints of Cynthia Back and the wide ranging artists’ books by Rosemary Cooley. The artists give us a glimpse of their worldview of travel, respect for nature, the sea and the world beyond our planet.
Rosemary Cooley joined Washington Printmakers Gallery in 2004. In this exhibition, she will exhibit solely Artists’ Books, which hold great interest for her as they are like “crossword puzzles for artists”. Filled with etchings, lithographs, monoprints, and collagraphs, each book features words from myriad sources, and which take on new meanings when juxtaposed with the images. Some books in this “Personal Geographies” exhibition originate from her life of travel, some from poetry and all from those dreamlike images which reside in our unconscious and conscious minds.
Rosemary’s work is in many collections, amongst them the Library of Congress, Georgetown University, Delbarton School, The National Headquarters of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, the Academy Art Museum in Easton, MD and private collections worldwide.
Cynthia Back focuses on landscape: water, forests, and the ways in which they are being transformed by environmental degradation. Conveying a deep attachment to the earth; it’s ever-changing pattern, color, and shape, the tension between these oppositional forces is important to her work. For this exhibition Cynthia presents a selection of reduction woodcuts of landscapes shaped by encroaching urbanization. She loves the discipline of the reduction relief printmaking process and the surprises which come with each layering of color.
Cynthia Back’s work is included in the collections of The Library of Congress, the New York Public Library, the New York Historical Society, the Free Library of Philadelphia and the Newark Public Library as well as numerous corporate and private collections.
Academy Art Museum Faculty Exhibition
December 5, 2015 – March 6, 2016
Artworks created by 14 instructor artists representing the institution’s broad range of classes in a variety of media including drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, digital art and photography.
Exhibiting instructors include Paul Aspell, Katie Cassidy, Rosemary Cooley, Heather Crow, Constance Del Nero, George Holzer, Matthew Hillier, Susan Horsey, Joan Machinchick, Patrick Meehan, Diane Mullaly, Christopher Pittman, Lynn Reynolds and Sahm Doherty Sefton.
Katie Cassidy, Education Consultant and organizer of the exhibition, states, “This exhibition is an important opportunity for the faculty at the Academy Art Museum to show their work to the community. It allows our students, the public, and local community to view the innovative work created by our talented faculty artists and learn more about the new developments being undertaken in each medium.”
Many of the award-winning faculty artists have exhibited nationally and their works have been included in museum collections around the world, and featured and reviewed in prestigious arts journals and magazines.
Celtic Twilight, Blue Nirvana, Of Cloudless Climes and Starry Skies
You are invited to attend the opening reception of
Original Prints and Paintings by
at the Academy Art Museum
106 South Street, Easton Maryland 21601
Friday, April 24, 2015
5:30 – 7:30 pm
Exhibition open from April 11 – July 19, 2015
Please come to the opening reception or during regular gallery hours.