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Nelida Otero-Flatow and Alix Hitchcock
October 30 - December 1, 2012

Meet the Artists at the Gallery Hop: Friday, November 2, 7 - 10 pm

Artworks gallery presents a two-person exhibit of encaustic wax pieces by Nelida Otero-Flatow and gelatin prints by Alix Hitchcock.

Hula Hoop imageFlatow's images are derived from a year of drawing from the model on Monday evenings. Some are originally drawn on paper which has been mounted on panels then worked on with encaustic wax medium and inks. She explains: "Throughout the years as an artist, I have found that the way to relieve outside stress is to lose myself in drawing from a live model, starting with 30 second poses and working into 15 or 20 minute ones, treating them all equally. It is a surefire way of getting over any block that may be present."

Nélida Flatow was born in Havana, Cuba and came to this country as a very young child. Her undergraduate degree came from Queens College CUNY, where she studied with artists such as Mary Frank, Louis Finklestein and Rosemary Beck. Afterwards, she moved on to the Art Students’ League, working with and assisting printmaker Roberto Delamonica, Ponce de Leon and painters Vaclav Vytlacyl and Leo Manso. At the League she also attended anatomy drawing classes taught by Robert Beverly Hale. She won a scholarship judged by Richard Estes and also a CINTAS Fellowship. While at the League she participated in an artists’ postcard exhibition at PS 1, which traveled to the Venice Biennale. She earned a Master in Liberal Studies from Wake Forest University in Winston Salem, NC.

Dancer imageAlix Hitchcock's series involve imagery of silhouetted human and animal figures in colorful fields of abstract environments. All are one of a kind prints on paper made from home-made gelatin plates using stencils for the imagery. With some of the pieces one may interpret a sense of meditative calm, while in others one may feel uplifting energy or even menace.

Hitchcock received her Masters in Art in painting from New York University in 1983, and her Bachelor of Fine Arts in printmaking and painting from the University of N.C. at Greensboro in 1973. She has been an Instructor in Drawing at Wake Forest University since 1989, and has also taught art at the North Carolina School of the Arts, the Sawtooth Center for Visual Arts, the NC Center for the Advancement of Teaching, Mitchell Community College, East Carolina University, The Reynolds Homestead, and Reynolda House Museum of American Art. Ms. Hitchcock was the Winston-Salem Artist of the Year in 1998, and is a founding board member of Artworks Gallery. She has exhibited widely in N.C. In addition, she has been in shows in Kentucky, Virginia, S.C., New York, and Wyoming. Her work is in many private as well as public collections.

The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Click on image for a larger view.
Nelida Otero-Flatow, "Studies of Naomi with Hula Hoop", encaustic wax, 20" x 16"
Alix Hitchcock, " Dancer", gelatin print, 7" x 6"

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