Thursday, September 16, 2010

To Heck with Cassatt

While looking for Art Hansen's work to blog about at Davidson Gallery in Seattle, we stumbled across the work of Ellen Heck. Heck's etchings recall Mary Cassatt's palatte, subject, composition and rendering--somehow, without being simply derivative. There is very little tenderness in art today, yet Heck manages to portray lovely moments without becoming precious. As for the wonderful Mr.Hansen's work...stay tuned.

Ellen Heck, Late-Night Casualties of the New Years Eve Party, 2009 at Davidson Gallery

Mary Cassat, The Bath via

Ellen Heck, Elizabeth on Her Laptop

Mary Cassat, Gathering Fruit

Ellen Heck, Backyard; Midland, Texas; 1989

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