My title
CATHY BARTELS

Mixed Media


Cathy Bartels

 

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My art reflects my background in textiles. The textile references are there: The "Undulation Series" are mapped out like weaving cartoons; The "Floorcloths for the Wall" paintings are references to carpets of Morocco, Tibet, Turkey, Persia, China; The "Reconstructions" also reflect woven references, some working as enlarged squares of the Undulation pieces. The cultures and peoples of other countries are reflected in their textiles to me.  The weaver’s lifelong “exploration of the grid” I use in my work as I grid the layout of each piece as a weaver would in a weaving ‘cartoon’.  My art could be compared to architecture, an act of construction relying on hundreds of individual elements. 

 

When living in NYC, art caught my attention.   After studying art, I taught art at the college level  as well as textiles & color & design for a design school.

 

My work continues to reflect my background and interest in textiles, music & film.  This past thread continues on with my collage/ assemblage series., that includes paper pulp, shredded currency, photos, CD, film strips.

 

I like the idea of media being used out of place. i.e. coverage from my screenplay, "The double-reflexivity (radio reflecting Lila's life and Lila's life reflecting the script to be a movie..." and the script being carried on in an art dialogue.

My first inspiration was  artist Allan McCollum.I'm also inspired by the work of Douglas Gordon.  I love how his film installation at MOCA created the rhythm of a musical round  with the timing of the same film piece as a triptych.  Also, the British artist Fiona Banner's work of painted words has freed  my mind."The script becomes hyper reflexive. Lila talks about her life as a script, "Is this the balcony scene?"..."

I'm  continuing work on my mixed media pieces and working on a screenplay relating to art & music.  A new series developing combines both entitled "Reconstructed Soundscapes".  I am interested in the overlap of disciplines like art, music, writing. Synesthesia interests me.  What if what you see isn't what everyone else is seeing?

 

 My mixed media wall pieces are included in the collections of various hotels, restaurants, offices and individuals.

 

 

"Ode to Prague", 5' x 5' x 3

"Argyle", 60" x 60" x 3"


Shown in Designers West magazine were some of my photo silkscreened images for textiles through Cathy Bartels / Popcycle Sticks (currently listed in "Interior Design  Buyers Guide"). Continuing my textile interest, I have worked as a textile colorist / designer.  Now I'm in Interior Design magazine with new product, my Leopard Cube Table through C STUDIO • Cathy Bartels • Laguna Beach. 

See my Leopard Cube Table in Interior Design Magazine: 

http://www.interiordesign.net/newproducts/Furniture/index-28.php


 photo CathyBartelsLettheMusicStart.jpg

Let the Music Start (Soundscape in Blue)  This is from my screenplay series which tells the story of a girl weaving through the contemporary art and music worlds involving a convoluted game.


 

Click on image for larger view.

 


 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Screenwriter - LET THE MUSIC START (SOUNDSCAPE IN BLUE)
Feature screenplay, drama,109 pps.
Received Good Coverage, Bigel/ Mailer Films, New York, NY.
 Art Auction Committee & former co-chair, Laguna Art Musem.

Textile Designer / Colorist, Hoffman California/ International Fabrics.

Instructor of Art, Laguna College of Art + Design (formerly the Art Institute of Southern California).

Instructor of Art, Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA.

Instructor of Design, Interior Designers' Guild & Institute of Applied Design, Newport Beach, CA.

"Cathy Bartels / Popcycle Sticks", Textile Design, Laguna Beach, CA.

Research for book, Bowers Museum, Santa Ana, CA.

Instructor, Newport Harbor Art Musem (now Orange County Museum of Art), Children's Creative Art Workshop
 
My art pieces are in the Museum of Modern Art slide library.
(Artists Space donated hard copies from the Irving Sandler Artists File Online) 
 

PUBLICATIONS / LISTINGS

Saatchi Gallery Online, London, U.K. http://www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk/yourgallery/artist_profile/Cthy+Bartels/8475.html

Artist Space, 38 Greene Street, New York, NY, http://www.artistsspace.org/afonline/default.lasso

Spec-Simple,Inc, listed, "Cathy Bartels/ Popcycle Sticks".

The Orange County Register, Visual Arts Section, "The Unspoken Word for 'Novel Ideas' is Imagination", November 16, 1990.

The Orange County Register, Laguna News-Post, "Cathy Bartels Exhibits at 5' ", May, 2004.

Interior Design / Buyer's Guide, listed.

The Designer Specifier, listed.

Designers West, Showcase Section, "Silkscreened Fabric & Matching Screened Tile", photo, April, 1981.



COLLECTIONS

Sheraton Newport Hotel, Newport Beach, CA

Offices of McKenna, Conner & Cuneo, Attorneys at Law, Costa Mesa, CA

Copa de Oro Restaurnat, Costa Mesa, CA

Leesfield & Blackburn, Attorneys at Law, Corp Offices, Miami, FL

D. Richardson, Bel Air, CA, Freidenrich Contemporary Art

Bibe Stockman, Johanna & Gene Felder, Michael Reardon, Paul Barnard, Tom Swimm, Mark Orgill of Laguna Beach, CA

Pamela & Jack Bolen, New York, NY

John Carrington, Newport Beach, CA
 
Barbara & Jerry Burchfield, Irvine, CA

Karen & Michael Kang, Auston, TX

Susan & Michael Huhndorf, Santa Ana, CA

Mark Orgill & Dora Wexler, 7 Degrees, Laguna Beach, CA,

Dr. Eric Speare, Dana Point, CA.

Arianna & Horst Noppenberger A.I.A., Laguna Beach, CA

Charles Hamlin, MD, Denver, CO.

Pat & Bill Hancock, Laguna Beach, CA

 
EXHIBITIONS

Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA, "energy" curated by Howard N Fox, curator emeritus of Contemporary Art, LACMA, August-Sept, 2011, catalog.

5', Laguna Beach, CA, 2010, 2007, 2004. Carl Broderick Gallery, Laguna Playhouse, Screenplay Series, one person show, 2007.

BC Space, Laguna Beach, CA, 2003.

Feast on Art, Laguna Art Museum, 1996, mixed media wall piece.

First Annual Hairball & Fiber Art Show, 1995.

Feast on Art, Laguna Art Museum, 1994.

1993 Los Angeles Juried Exhibition, Textiles / Fiber, juried show.

All Media, 1983, Laguna Art Museum, juried show.

Festival of Arts, Laguna Beach, CA, 1981-1986.

Exhibition of Contemporary Art & Photography, Forma - Planning & Design, Newport Beach, CA.

Faculty Exhibit, Institute of Applied Design, Newport Beach, CA.

Faculty Exhibit, Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA.

Process in Progress / Progress in Process, Mills House Art Gallery, Garden Grove, CA.


EDUCATION

F.I.T., New York, NY.

California State University, Fullerton, Graduate Studies, Art.

California State University, Long Beach, BA, Art.

The Business of Art & the Artist, National Endowment for the Arts project.

University of California, Irvine. Attended screenwriting intro sessions.

Community College Instructor Lifetime Credential, State of California:  1.  Fine & Applied Arts & Related Technologies.  2.  Art & Design, inclluding Photography, Textiles, (non-silver photo techniques incl. photo silk screening)  3.  Textile Services & Related Technologies.




Dave Bartels of Berkeley, CA. on Pirate Cat Radio.

Dave's band Rhomboids play for store opening(Rhomboids live at Accident & Artifact SF) on Valencia St, Mission District, San Francisco, CA



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Email: cathy(at)cathybartels(dot)5u(dot)com