Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Press Release: Cecily Herzig at Zollikofer Gallery, White River Junction,


Cecily Herzig’s exhibition of oil and watercolor paintings titled

Sometimes in the Night will be on view in the August L. Zollikofer

Gallery in the Hotel Coolidge, 39 South Main St., White River

Junction, VT from January 19 – March 16, 2011.

The artist’s reception will be hosted on Friday February 4, from 5:00

PM – 7:00 PM and is free and open to all.

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 the Hotel Coolidge 802-295-3118 or

Cecily Herzig at 802-765-4941 or ceweasily@gmail.com or visit her

website www.usedlipstick.com