Monday, February 11, 2013

The Works of Orlando Artist Cat Snapp Featured in Fort Worth Exhibition

The Works of Orlando Artist Cat Snapp Featured in Fort Worth Exhibition,
“Stitchings”, at the Fort Worth Community Art Center through February 23.

“Stitchings”, an exhibition curated by Elaine Taylor, highlights the works of five national
artists who utilize stitched thread in their art as mark-making. This show holds a lens to
works that blend the traditional processes of drawing and sewing, birthing textural
mixed-media works that bridge the gap between the popularized notions of fine art and
craft techniques.
The series of six works on paper titled “No More Unsolicited Advice From Anyone” by
Orlando artist Cat Snapp constructs a sense of deep space by toying with a variety of
contrast between line and texture. A haze of indiscernible, hand-written text captures the
viewer’s eye, with the natural pretense that perhaps there is something legible left to
read. The writing then melts into the background and is masked by washes of color and
the deckled edges of collage. This familiar content introduces us to the work, but what
holds us there is the movement generated between the textural collage materials and
the fine lines of intricate stitching. Their shapes mimic each other; both are winding and
irregular.There is a rhythm in this series, created by their unified scale, shape, and
palette, as well as their shared serial imagery. Though uncluttered, these works
maximize the amount of movement that is practical within pieces of their size.
These works are certainly small in comparison to many others featured in the show.
However, this series exemplifies the truism of “strength in numbers”. Hung in tight
formation, Snapp’s nonobjective works mimic a stitched line across the white of the wall.
Such a clean presentation may have been the result of decisions made beyond Snapp’s
reach, but juxtaposed against her misty and chaotic works, this orientation only
reinforces Snapp’s mastery of form.

Artists: Candace Hicks, Polly Perez, Nicole Foran, Cat Snapp and David Willburn
Focus II Gallery
Fort Worth Community Arts Center
1300 Gendy Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76107
Exhibit runs January 4 – February 23, 2013

Reviewed by Laura H. Drapac (

I met Cat Snapp in Orlando at a critique one evening and was madly taken by her art.We do hope you enjoy our roving OAR by Laura H. Drapac.
Robin Maria Pedrero

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