Exhibition Title: “naturemind: one body”52 paintings in “naturemind” installation, 1999-2004Installation pieces-- media: sumi ink, gouache, and conte, size, 40” x 30” eachAdditional small works-- media: sumi felt tip ink and sumi ink on arches,

sizes 24”x 18” and 22”x 30”

Brochure excerpts:
"naturemind: one body" site specific installation and additional works
Springfield Museum of Art, Springfield, Ohio 2001
The Springfield Museum of Art is pleased to present "naturemind: one body" a site specific installation of the wonderfully expressive, organic and highly individualized paintings of artist, Nancy Fletcher Cassell.
Mark Chepp, Director
Springfield Museum of Art

Monumental Intimacy
 ...But if Cassell's work has its roots in things that are seen, her art is about their transformation. Her seedpods have evolved they've developed legs, they teeter precariously on them, they become gigantic only to float as weightlessly as autumn leaves. Orchids become insects. One painting, she explains, "started out as a jellyfish, and then I just let go of the form."  As the forms are on the verge of interacting with each other, Cassell's work is on the threshold of narrative. These paintings explore the way the natural world feels to the intense and openhearted observer.                              

Jonathan Kamholtz
Cincinnati, Ohio

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