Maysey Craddock 'Riverine'
September 14, 2017 - Wall Street International
August 17, 2017 - Blouin ArtInfo
Sears Peyton Gallery will be hosting Maysey Craddock’s “Riverine,” a solo exhibition by Maysey Craddock at the gallery’s venue at New York. This will be the artist’s fourth solo exhibition in New York.
While the politicians debate over border issues and discuss the vices and virtues of securing the national borders, Craddock focuses on the fragility of the natural boundaries present around us. The works in this exhibition explore the natural boundaries such as the wild natural shores that divide the land and the sea, the rivers, deltas, the coastlines that are continuously shaped and reshaped by the sea, storm, and mankind. In each of her works, she traces trees, ragged alluvial trailings with delicate strokes on pieced paper surfaces that are stitched together with silk threads. Craddock portrays these natural borders as radically provisional and delicate spaces that are alive with continuous adaptation and regeneration. According to the artist, men perceive land as solid and immutable with heavy and dense edges and borders. However, what they fail to realize is that it changes drastically, especially the coastlines that are vulnerable to change. Craddock’s creative processes rhyme with the idea of making and unmaking her work. She takes photographs of the riverbanks and shorelines before fracturing the photos into abstracted motifs that she adopts into her paintings.
October 1, 2015 - Jean Dykstra
Art Review: In Poetic Works, Maysey Craddock Transports Gulf Coast to New York
Maysey Craddock took the title of her show, “Langsam Sea,” from a poem by Anne Michaels, which reads, in part: “In time, night after night, we’ll begin to dream of a langsam sea, waves in slow motion, thickening to sand.” A German term, often used in musical notation to direct the musicians to play slowly, “langsam” also describes the gradual but inexorable pace of change along the Gulf coastline.