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Callie Hirsch
Brooklyn, NY
Neighborhood: Sunset Park


ARTIST STATEMENT: Hirsch has exhibited her artwork in numerous National and International shows over the last thirty years. In 2008, she won a commission to design a station for the MTA, Arts for Transit program. It was completed in May 2011, at the 105th Beach Station in the Rockaways. Her artwork has been featured on the cover of both (M)Othering the Nation: Constructing and Resisting National Allegories through the Maternal Body and the Feminist Studies Journal, FS Issue 31.3 Fall 2005 Edition. Her work has also been exhibited in such venues as; the Pen and Brush Club, The Parrish Museum, and The Salmagundi Club. In addition, she was invited to exhibit in the Biennial Internazionale dell’Arte Contemporanea in Italy and at the Aukcio-Ernst Muzeum in Hungary. Recently showing at Le Couvent, Auzits, France, after a month long artist residency there. From Kadinsky, Miro, and Klee to the great architect and artist Hundertwasser, their works represented nature’s rhythms and celebrates the endless array of color found in nature. Nature’s Pulse embodies this movement in embracing what nature is showing us. This body of work is about how nature affects humans, and the materials used demonstrate how humans pollute nature with an abundance of product. Recycled goods are used whenever possible and are found either by dumpster diving in the streets of NYC, or by taking in offerings from others. Seductive patterns and flowing streams of dots through the plains of the painted surface make the depth of movement magical. The nature in the painting is visually alive with all sorts of twists and turns marking it’s travels. Patterning of dots represents this movement of energy and is threaded throughout the series. “Callie’s naturalistic sense is rich with visual information. One feels a sense of discovery when viewing her work. Her playfulness is evident in her organic dancing forms, which deal with highly decorated bodies, be they mammal or floral. The paintings are created in warm, inviting colors. We see bodies touching, plants reaching out, and portraits staring at us in curious ways. Callie’s work is an ongoing exploration, ever changing from the recognizable to the unknown. She introduces us to mysterious characters of her inner world. There is a sense of harmony and gracefulness in her work, similar to that of the aboriginal artists of Australia.

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