Friday, March 5, 2010

PRESS RELEASE: A Very Hungry Rabbit Should Be Fed

Release: Immediate

Date: February 25, 2010

Contact: Cecily Herzig, 802-765-4941

Cecily Herzig’s exhibition of new paintings and prints titled A Very Hungry Rabbit Should

Be Fed will be on view in the Vermont Supreme Court building, 109 State Street, Montpelier, Vermont from March 4 – April 30, 2010. Herzig’s exhibition is part of the Court’s ongoing

Art in the Supreme Court series.

The artist’s reception will be hosted on Friday March 19, from 5:00 – 7:00 PM and is free and open to all. The Supreme Court gallery is open Monday – Thursday, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM and Friday, 12:30 – 4:30 PM. The gallery will be closed on March 12 and April 2.

Cecily Herzig graduated cum laude from Mount Holyoke College with a degree in Studio Art and a second degree in Environmental Studies. Since her undergraduate days, she has avoided labels and endeavored to evolve ever forward with her work. To maintain a fresh perspective she has worked in a diverse range of mediums including prints, watercolors, oils and felt. She began exhibiting with a series Crayon Creature drawings and oil paintings.

In her new watercolors you will often find cryptic phrases and odd bits of text placed very deliberately throughout the work. One is overtaken with the impression that these words have real meaning at real moments in her life experience. By pairing the carefully rendered creatures with the interspersed phrases the viewer is provided with a license to create the moments for themselves. Thereby, producing a challenging truthfulness that is rarely seen outside of representational or even photorealistic styles.

“While creating and looking at art I am fascinated by the little moments: the 1” square filled with an intricate interplay of color, the periwinkle smudged with white melting into orange, the approach of yellow in the middle of the night, the sudden jag or subtle curve of a line... overheard conversations, bits of text.... All those vignettes of sight & sound adding up to present something unexpected.”

Cecily Herzig’s work currently hangs in the headquarters of the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund in New York City and has been sold in fundraisers by the Human Rights Campaign. Her work hangs in many private collections throughout the United States including New England, New York and Monterey California.

For more information contact Cecily Herzig at 802-765-4941 or or visit her website