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SPIRITED WOMEN: Drawing Down Fire

CAVIN-MORRIS GALLERY


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SPIRITED WOMEN: Drawing Down Fire

CAVIN-MORRIS GALLERY New York, NY

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SPIRITED WOMEN: Drawing Down Fire Bessie Harvey was a conjure woman who expressed important spiritual aspects of her culture in compelling and dangerous totemic figures. Amalia is a shamaness among the small Seri Indian group on the Sea of Cortez in Northern Mexico. Anna Zemรกnkovรก made intense and convoluted drawings of organisms never before seen on Earth. Solange Knopf makes incantatory drawings of a mythical psyche in order to heal and balance her as well as others. Ojibway artist Dawn Walden pushes the envelope of contemporary basketry by observing the way certain birds in the forests around her home obsessively line and weave their nests perpetuating a form of nature-driven sculpture. The paintings of Christine Sefolosha convey a language of dream informed by her African and Swiss residencies, a visual poetry that is completely unstuck in time. Semone Robinson says she considers all of her art to be a spiritual gift from God. These are only some of the stories in Spirited Women: Drawing Down Fire, an homage to some of the visionary artists showing at CavinMorris Gallery. The women are artists who work away from the blaring racket of the mainstream, with art that is very personal in intention, using it as a language to communicate with the non-material world, whether through trance, mediumship, visions, out of body experiences, or religious ecstasy. For each artist, making this work was and is a process of survival inseparable from daily life. These are women lit by strong individual creative fires.

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Amalia Untitled (Mi poder), c. 1990â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ink, graphite, ballpoint pen on paper 17 x 14 inches / 43.2 x 35.6 cm Ama 4

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Untitled, 1993 Mineral pigment on paper 21.25 x 23 in/ 54 x 58.5 cm Nel 7 < SPIRITED WOMEN


Amalia Untitled (El alacran), c. 1990â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Colored pencil, ballpoint pen/paper 16.5 x 14 inches / 41.9 x 35.6 cm Ama 5 SPIRITED WOMEN > 8


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Amalia Untitled (El perro), c. 1990â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ink, ballpoint pen/paper 14 x 17 inches / 35.6 x 43.2 cm Ama 1 SPIRITED WOMEN > 10


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Amalia Untitled (Mi campamento) c. 1990â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ink, ballpoint pen/paper 12 x 18 inches / 30.5 x 45.7 cm Ama 6 SPIRITED WOMEN > 12


Anna Zemรกnkovรก Untitled, 1970s Pastel, ball point pen, embroidery on paper 35.04 x 24.61 inches / 89 x 62.5 cm AZe 587

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Anna Zemรกnkovรก Untitled, c. 1970s Pastel, Ballpoint 6 x 4.25 inches 15.2 x 10.8 cm Aze 515 SPIRITED WOMEN > 16


Untitled, 2014 Ink on found paper 8.25 x 11.75 inches / 21 x 29.8 cm NoA 104


(Following page) Anna Zemรกnkovรก Untitled, c. Mid 1960s Pastel on paper 24.8 x 34.65 inches / 63 x 88 cm AZe 555 19 < SPIRITED WOMEN


(Following page) Anna Zemรกnkovรก Untitled, c. 1960s Pastel on paper 23.62 x 31.5 in / 60 x 80 cm AZe 527 SPIRITED WOMEN > 20


Untitled, 2014 Ink on found paper 11.75 x 8.25 inches / 29.8 x 21 cm NoA 106


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Anna Zemรกnkovรก Untitled, c. 1968 Pastel, acrylic, ink on paper 17.72 x 24.69 in / 45 x 62.7 cm AZe 545

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Untitled, 2014 Ink on found paper 11.75 x 8.25 inches / 29.8 x 21 cm NoA 109 25 < SPIRITED WOMEN


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Bessie Harvey Jonah and the Whale, 1987 Mixed media 14 x 15.5 x 8 inches / 35.6 x 39.4 x 20.3 cm BH 8 SPIRITED WOMEN > 28


Untitled, 2014 Ink on found paper 11.5 x 8.5 inches / 29.2 x 21.6 cm NoA 113 29 < SPIRITED WOMEN


Bessie Harvey Snake Eye, 1989 Polychromed wood 25 x 14 x 10 in / 63.5 x 35.6 x 25.4 cm BH 40 SPIRITED WOMEN > 30


Untitled, 2014 Ink on found paper 11.75 x 8.25 inches / 29.8 x 21 cm NoA 114 31 < SPIRITED WOMEN


Bessie Harvey Untitled, 1989 Polychromed wood 20.5 x 16.25 x 14 in / 52.1 x 41.3 x 35.6 cm BH 39 SPIRITED WOMEN > 32


Untitled, 2014 Ink on found paper 12.25 x 8.5 inches / 31.1 x 21.6 cm NoA 116 33 < SPIRITED WOMEN


Bessie Harvey Twisted Nose, 1987 Polychromed wood 20 x 13 x 9 inches / 50.8 x 33 x 22.9 cm BH 27 SPIRITED WOMEN > 34


Untitled, 1993 Mineral pigment on paper 21.25 x 23 in/ 54 x 58.5 cm Nel 35 < SPIRITED WOMEN


Bessie Harvey Untitled, 1985 Paint, mixed media/wood 15 x 10 x 11 in (38.1 x 25.4 x 27.9 cm) BH 88 SPIRITED WOMEN > 36


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Christine Sefolosha Carcasse, 2011 Oil monotype on cloth 58 x 81.5 inches / 147.3 x 207 cm CSe 90 SPIRITED WOMEN > 38


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(Previous page) Christine Sefolosha La Dispute, 2013 Ink, pigments, colored pencil on rice paper chine collĂŠ 39 x 47.5 in / 99.1 x 120.7 cm CSe 96 41 < SPIRITED WOMEN


(Following page) Christine Sefolosha Véloce, 2015 Ink, mixed media, chine collé on Arches paper 40 x 58 inches / 101.6 x 147.3 cm CSe 108 SPIRITED WOMEN > 42


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Untitled, 2014 Ink on found paper 11.75 x 8.5 inches / 29.8 x 21.6 cm NoA 125 45 < SPIRITED WOMEN


Christine Sefolosha Troll, 2014 Mixed media on Arches paper 27.5 x 19.75 inches / 69.9 x 50.2 cm CSe 10 SPIRITED WOMEN > 46


Untitled, 2014 Ink on found paper 11.6 x 8.25 inches / 29.5 x 21 cm NoA 128 47 < SPIRITED WOMEN


Dawn Walden Random Order, 2014 Cedar bark, cedar roots, and bear grass 35 x 16 x 16 in / 88.9 x 40.6 x 40.6 cm DWa 1 SPIRITED WOMEN > 48


Untitled, 2014 Ink on found paper 11.7 x 8.3 inches / 29.7 x 21.1 cm NoA 130 49 < SPIRITED WOMEN


Untitled, 2014 Ink on found paper 11.6 x 8.3 inches / 29.5 x 21.1 cm NoA 131 SPIRITED WOMEN > 50


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Dawn Walden Ebb and Flow I, 2014 Cedar Bark, cedar root, bear grass 15 x 24 x 24 inches / 38.1 x 61 x 61 cm DWa 4 SPIRITED WOMEN > 52


Untitled, 2014 Ink on found paper 11.25 x 16.5 inches / 28.6 x 41.9 cm NoA 134 53 < SPIRITED WOMEN


Dawn Walden “Restless” -- #2 in the series, 2/2015 Cedar Bark, Cedar Roots 21 x 12 x 18 inches / 53.3 x 30.5 x 45.7 cm DWa 5 SPIRITED WOMEN > 54


Untitled, 2014 Ink on cardboard 20.75 x 26 inches / 52.7 x 66 cm NoA 136 55 < SPIRITED WOMEN


Kukuli Velarde Yo Misma Soy, Isichapuitu Series 1997-2002 Clay with mixed media, low fire 22 x 16 x 10 in / 55.9 x 40.6 x 25.4 cm KVe 5 SPIRITED WOMEN > 56


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Kukuli Velarde Grief, Isichapuitu Series, 1997-2002 Clay with mixed media, low fire 23.5 x 17 x 11 inches / 59.7 x 43.2 x 27.9 cm KVe 6 SPIRITED WOMEN > 58


Untitled, 1993 Mineral pigment on paper 21.25 x 23 in/ 54 x 58.5 cm Nel 59 < SPIRITED WOMEN


Kukuli Velarde Tallada, Isichapuitu Series, 1997-2002 Clay with mixed media, low fire 22 x 16 x 10 inches / 55.9 x 40.6 x 25.4 cm KVe 8 SPIRITED WOMEN > 60


Untitled, 1993 Mineral pigment on paper 21.25 x 23 in/ 54 x 58.5 cm Nel 61 < SPIRITED WOMEN


Kukuli Velarde Culebreando, Isichapuitu Series 1997-2002 Clay with mixed media, low fire 22 x 16 x 10 inches / 55.9 x 40.6 x 25.4 cm KVe 9 SPIRITED WOMEN > 62


Untitled, 1993 Mineral pigment on paper 21.25 x 23 in/ 54 x 58.5 cm Nel 63 < SPIRITED WOMEN


Semone Robinson Untitled, 2015 Acrylic on paper 24 x 18 inches / 61 x 45.7 cm SRo 2

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Untitled, 1993 Mineral pigment on paper 21.25 x 23 in/ 54 x 58.5 cm Nel 65 < SPIRITED WOMEN


Semone Robinson Untitled, 2015 Ink and crayon on paper 24 x 18 inches / 61 x 45.7 cm verso SRo 3 SPIRITED WOMEN > 66


Untitled, 1993 Mineral pigment on paper 21.25 x 23 in/ 54 x 58.5 cm Nel 67 < SPIRITED WOMEN


Semone Robinson Untitled, 2014 Ink and crayon on paper 24 x 18 inches / 61 x 45.7 cm SRo 5 SPIRITED WOMEN > 68


Untitled, 1993 Mineral pigment on paper 21.25 x 23 in/ 54 x 58.5 cm Nel 69 < SPIRITED WOMEN


Solange Knopf Mandragore, 2014 Acrylic, colored pencil, and graphite on Kraft paper 27.5 x 19.5 inches / 69.9 x 49.5 cm SoK 69

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Untitled, 1993 Mineral pigment on paper 21.25 x 23 in/ 54 x 58.5 cm Nel 71 < SPIRITED WOMEN


Solange Knopf Iboga, 2014 Acrylic, colored pencil, and graphite on Kraft paper 27.5 x 19.5 inches / 69.9 x 49.5 cm SoK 70 SPIRITED WOMEN > 72


Untitled, 1993 Mineral pigment on paper 21.25 x 23 in/ 54 x 58.5 cm Nel 73 < SPIRITED WOMEN


Solange Knopf Le chant du Tambour, 2015 Colored pencil, and graphite on canson paper 43 x 31 inches / 109.2 x 78.7 cm SoK 73 SPIRITED WOMEN > 74


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Copyright Š 2015 CAVIN-MORRIS GALLERY Cavin-Morris Gallery 210 Eleventh Ave, Ste. 201 New York, NY 10001 t. 212 226 3768 www.cavinmorris.com Catalogue design: Sam Richardson & Marissa Levien Photography: Jurate Veceraite

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Spirited women : Drawing Down Fire