The J. Cacciola Gallery is proud to exhibit the representational works of three talented female artists, Elizabeth Berdann, Koo Schadler, and Carol Mothner. Their collection of works reveal the unique ways in which representation can be used to examine a larger, metaphysical concept.
For each artist, an aesthetic of classic portraiture is used as a means of examining an unseen, inner world. Notions of vanity as well as self-representation come to mind when viewing Elizabeth Berdann’s detailed depictions of faces or parts of faces. Mothner’s depictions of armored women reflect the dichotomy between the physical and nonphysical life, along with the artist’s interest in the relationship of a woman’s inner and outer life. Finally, Schadler’s egg tempera pieces reveal how contemporary sensibilities can be represented through antiquated visual styles and mediums.