Cathy Daley – “Caress”
Newzones is excited to present Caress, a solo exhibition by Cathy Daley.
Cathy Daley makes drawings, paintings sculptures and collages that draw on art history and popular culture to create a contemporary vision of female sexuality, beauty and power. Blurring the distinctions between object and subject, concrete and abstract, real and imaginary, Daley’s work examines how identity, gender and sense of self are informed by the ways women are represented in art and popular culture.
Born in 1955, Toronto, Ontario, Cathy Daley received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Ontario College of Art in 1975. Her drawings have been widely exhibited across North America and Europe. Much has been written about Daley’s work including recent reviews in Canadian Art, Globe & Mail, Border-Crossings and Art in America.
Cathy Daley is a recipient of numerous awards and grants. Her artworks can be found in collections all over the world, including the permanent collection of the National Gallery of Canada, the Canada Council Art Bank, The Art Gallery of Ontario, the Kelowna Art Gallery, Tom Thomson Art Gallery, amongst others.
Daley’s work made with black oil pastel on white vellum is a contemporary exploration of both body politics and culturally accepted images of femininity. These iconic drawings often point to the formulas behind many stereotypes, which are built on unrealistic ideals of perfection and cultural caricatures.