Birch Contemporary, TorontoCathy Daley’s new large-scale paintings and drawings on canvas and vellum are bold, ephemeral, gestural, atmospheric works emphasizing through tonality and line the possibilities of fluidity, movement and abstraction. Whether balanced or asymmetrical between their marking and surrounding white space, the motion of water, billowing of skirts, and possibilities of windswept hair the work elaborates the possibilities of visual reflection at the intersection of chance, dream, open-ended reading and experiments with iconic form.
Edward Cella Art + Architecture,
"The black oil pastel drawings on vellum of billowing dresses and graphic silhouettes are luxurious, gestural, and – quite simply – beautiful. Graphic and yet lyrical, the artist’s imagery draws from a shared cultural repertoire, and explores the kinesics of the dress as a looming presence in our shared imaginary."
Marieke Treilhard, Los Angeles, 2013