Jul 18, 2013

Artist Spotlight: Cheryl Laemmle

Have you had a chance to check out 50 x 50: The Herbert and Dorothy Vogel Collection? Hurry in the exhibition closes August 11th

Cheryl Laemmle, Insects #5 (detail), 1995. Acrylic on sandpaper. Gift of Herbert and Dorothy Vogel.

Two sets of work by American artist Cheryl Laemmle are featured in the exhibition. Laemmle's paintings and drawings, inspired by nature but laden with symbolist suggestion, can present a mystery to viewers.  Laemmle’s paintings are at once childlike and ominous, often setting detailed, carefully painted depictions of birds and trees in surreal, dreamlike worlds. 

Cheryl Laemmle, Insects, 1995. Acrylic on sandpaper.  Gifts of Herbert and Dorothy Vogel.
Laemmle states that she uses images to “tell the story of her childhood and its impact on her life as an adult,” and conceivably creates an introspective atmosphere for the viewer to do the same.  Her five-part series Insects is simultaneously straightforward and perplexing, naturalistically rendered in form but including three non-insects in garish bright colors, straying from her characteristic muted earth tones.

Cheryl Laemmle, Camel and Three Trees, 1992. Acrylic on sandpaper. Gifts of Herbert and Dorothy Vogel.

50 x 50:
The Herbert and Dorothy Vogel Collection
On view May 11- August 11 2013 | Tues.- Sun. 10a- 5p

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