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Profiles from ‘Collective Ink’: Cherie Redlinger

Artist and printmaker, Cherie Redlinger, is an activist among her peers. She takes on controversial and timely topics, and that mind sifting sometimes shows in her point of view and interpretation. You can’t get the picture from one or two articles of her work; one must see it in context of the portfolio of ideas. She has multiple threads.

Prints by Cherie Redlinger, 'Collective Ink' at the Popcorn Gallery
Cherie Redlinger
Cherie Redlinger at Lee Arts Center studio
James George

Cherie works as an artist, printmaker and photographer. The combination of those skill sets shows in her work. However, there is something most distinctive about her representations of people in printmaking that just pops with uniqueness. In her interpretations, she creates characters. Now, either she is surrounded by characters or her impressions result in caricatures images illustrating features of people in a simplified or exaggerated way.

She has consistency in her depictions that create branded appearance that makes it instantly recognizable. Beyond the shape and form of her subjects, she places them in settings that are expressed in patterns and colors that provide sufficient cues to viewers to make their own discoveries and interpretations. That sort of interaction with the art and artist is truly what it is all about, don’t you think?

See Cherie Redlingers portfolio: http://www.cheriemredlinger.com/

“Collective Ink
February 15- March 16, 2014
Reception: Saturday, February 22, 2014 3-5 p.m.
Popcorn Gallery
7300 MacArthur Blvd.
Glen Echo Park, MD 20812

The show's visual interest is enhanced by the diverse methods of printmaking represented (including monotype, etching and aquatint, reduction woodcut and photopolymer intaglio) and the subject matter included, but the exhibition remains a unified body because all of the exhibited works will be prints.
Collective Ink incorporates a variety of prints and techniques, allowing each artist to present the best of her work. Each offers a unique take on a theme, ranging from landscape, photo imagery and still life to fantasy and portraiture.”

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