© Eva Rothschild

Eva Rothschild: Black Psychore, 1999
Gouache on poster, 30 x 42 inches

Women on the Verge

Maggie Cardelus
, Jennifer Coates, Kim Fisher, Servane Hottinger, Elizabeth Huey, Lori Nix, Mary Redmond, Eva Rothschild, Clare Woods

The Alona Kagan Gallery is pleased to announce "Women on the Verge", an exhibition featuring the work of nine international women artists.

In "Women on the Verge", artists examine the darker side of human emotion with wit, introspection, and verve. These women utilize a wide array of media and techniques to explore the tension between the organic and the artificial chaos of our world.

Clare Woods, Jennifer Coates and Eva Rothschild examine our fear of the unknown using semi-abstract imagery. Woods, who lives and works in London, was short-listed for the prestigious "Beck's Futures 2" award in 2001. Rothschild's work was included in the 2004 Carnegie Museum International Biennale.

Maggie Cardelus uses photo cut-outs and paper to create massive wall hangings which draw upon her associations of memory and family. Her labor-intensive sculptures are remarkable constructions; conceptually and aesthetically they draw the viewer with their organic edgy intimacy. Cardelus lives and works in Italy and has been widely exhibited in Europe.

Kim Fisher and Mary Redmond employ an abstract aesthetic with a contemporary sensibility to create innovative works of art. Fisher, who was recently featured in the 2004 Whitney Biennial, creates paintings which have a unique sculptural quality. Redmond manipulates found objects to the brink of fragility, fashioning a dark, absurdist aesthetic using fabric, metal, and wood. Redmond lives and works in Glasgow. Her work is currently included in an exhibition the ICA, Palm Beach, Fl. She had her first solo show in the United States at the Alona Kagan Gallery in November 2003.

Elizabeth Huey and Servane Hottinger utilize the human figure in their paintings to explore the darker side of human emotions, while Lori Nix subverts our expectations of seeing by photographing minutely constructed dioramas, which have an eerie, otherworldly quality. Her second solo exhibition was at the Alona Kagan gallery in October 2004. In 2003 she had a solo exhibition at the California Museum of Photography.

Using humor and pathos with equal aplomb, the nine artists featured in "Women on the Verge" toy with the tension between the real and the imagined with remarkable ingenuity and skill.

Exhibition: February 3 - March 12, 2005
Gallery hours: Tue-Sat 10am - 6pm

Alona Kagan Gallery
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