Cathie Bleck, Immersion, and Raeleen Kao, Widow's Weeds

Opening: Saturday, May 18, 2019 5 – 8 pm
Saturday, May 18 – Jun 22, 2019

8 S. Michigan Ave.
Ste. 620
Chicago, IL 60603

Guest curated by Alix Sloan of Sloan Fine Art, Cathie Bleck‘s work is a series of luscious explorations into color, light, movement and form. Her  expressive gestures — both subtractive and additive — create depth and lightness.  Raeleen Kao uses bodily imagery: hair, skin and scars to depict the interrelationship of mortality, bodily frailty, consciousness, and identity. Her drawings expose extreme personal vulnerabilities yet project a quiet and profound sophistication.

Image: Left – Cathie Bleck, Bouquet, Kaolin clay, inks, lacquer, oil on panel, 24 x 24 x 2”, 2019; Right – Raeleen Kao, Every Creeping Thing (I), 2 plate etching, 14 x 11", 2019