Bethesda Fine Art Congratulates
Cynthia Bickley-Green
on her Recent Achievements
Lamentation, 2020
Acrylic on canvas, 5' x 12'
Courtesy of North Carolina Museum of Art
One of Cynthia Bickley-Green's most recent paintings, Lamentation, will soon be featured on a billboard for the North Carolina Museum of Art. Lamentation reflects Bickley-Green's engagement with the recent social and political happenings this year. The black square in the upper left corner marks the death of George Floyd, while the dark triangle on the lower left-center of the composition is an abstracted coronavirus. On the lower right is a globe to represent the worldwide impact of these recent events.

In addition, reflecting her success in the academic art world, Bickley-Green's painting, Predella, is on the most recent cover of National Art Education Association News.
Predella, 2020
Acrylic on canvas, 42" x 42"
National Art Education Association News, August/September 2020
Bickley-Green's long career began in the 1960s with her large stain paintings. These works were featured in exhibitions at the Henri Gallery, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Smithsonian's National Museum of American Art, and in shows with the most visible names of the Washington Color School, including Gene Davis, Howard Mehring, and Paul Reed. A professor at East Carolina University, her research and many publications explore the interaction of visual media and our personal and social identities.

Bickley-Green's recent artworks were created while she listened to news broadcasts on the radio. She began to paint small scenes or symbols of news events on the sidebars of the paintings, placing the paintings in a social context.
Disturbance, 2020
Acrylic on canvas, 42" x 42"
These paintings also reflect Bickley-Green's interest in entoptic visual experiences. In a world engrossed in digital media, Bickley-Green turns our attention to the visual phenomena that affect our analog bodies. Entoptic experiences are experiences or illusions that occur within the eye itself. Examples are afterimages and images seen when facing the sun with closed eyes. In her work, Bickley-Green invites viewers to ponder the disruptive effects of these small environmental changes, and what they mean for the potential of large environmental and social changes to affect the world around us.
Potomac Sounds, 2016
Acrylic on canvas, 42" x 42"
Directions/Layers, 2020
Acrylic on Arches watercolor paper, 12" x 16"
Do Not Obey in Advance; Take Responsibility for the World, 2017
´╗┐Acrylic on canvas, 42" x 42"
Bubble/Play Ground, 2018
Acrylic on canvas, 42" x 84"
Bethesda Fine Art is proud to represent the paintings of
Cynthia Bickley-Green.


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