Heavybubble is thrilled that Caroline Furr’s show Floating World at 110 CHURCH has been reviewed by Edith Newhall at the Philadelphia Inquirer.
by Edith Newhall, Philadelphia Inquirer
Caroline Furr’s small show, “floating world,” in the similarly tidy gallery 110 CHURCH, provides a glimpse into her contemporary version of Japanese Edo-period ukiyo-e, or “Pictures of the Floating World” woodblock prints. I saw no signs of the kind of red-light district activity that appeared in the 17th-century works, but they could easily be hidden.
Furr’s collages and gouaches on panel board — and combinations of the two — suggest Chinese and Japanese landscape painting, too, but as seen through a surrealist’s lens. Dorothea Tanning and Leonore Carrington would seem to be her touchstones.
image: floating world (buoyant and blissful), collage-gouache, felt tip, pencil and gold leaf on rag board, 36 x 27″ framed