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James Mesple' review of Nancy Bechtol work, "Monumental HerStory"

James Mesple's Review of Nancy Bechtol Art: Nancy Bechtol's art exotic and erotic Echoes Hairy Who Predecessors Nancy Bechtol's art echoes her Hairy Who predecessors, but she has always spoken in her own voice. Her tactile, visionary forms fluctuate between abstraction, realism, and surrealism, but always with a touch of both the exotic and the erotic.This diverse, pluralistic approach to her art-making always keeps it fresh, while engaging her audience, keeping them coming back for more. [more]
Posted by Nancy Bechtol on 11/1/15
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Mary Porterfield: Fearless Visions

by Victor M. Cassidy
Ten paintings by Mary Porterfield are on show in the Koehnline Museum of Art at Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, until January 25. This strong exhibition merits a special trip. Sharing the Koehnline are excellent landscapes by Nina Weiss. When she’s not teaching art or making it, Porterfield works with hospitalized Alzheimer’s patients. Though the odds against success are prohibitive, she wishes that she could do more for these people and feels remorse for her personal shortcomings and failures. Porterfield puts these emotions into paintings of tornadoes, erupting volcanoes, and more, w... [more]
Posted by Victor M. Cassidy on 1/8/13