Candle and flame Sensitive Painting & Tactile Creations An Accessible Art Gallery

Catherine
Lecce-Chong

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Candle and flame Sensitive Painting & Tactile Creations An Accessible Art Gallery

Catherine
Lecce-Chong

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Gallery Exhibit

Catherine Lecce-Chong

The Art of Disability Culture

Artists with Disabilities Dispelling Myths, Dissolving Barriers,
and Disrupting Prejudice
Cathy, Andrea her Guide Dog, in front of paintings
Closeup of Cathy in front of Dr. King

Gallery

Palo Alto Art Center
1313 Newell Rd.
Palo Alto, CA  94303

September 11 through December 11, 2021

Catherine (at left) and with her guide dog, Andrea, (above) survey the gallery in the photos.

About the Artwork Series

My work is divided into different periods: Rose Colored Glasses. The Children. and the White Blindness Series (excerpts below) are the most recent work. Other series shown include San Francisco Bay Wisdom Log and Once Upon a Time, the latter reflecting some of my work prior to developing more visual impairment.

Artwork

A quick peek at seeing my art in a different light…

Cobalt Blue Virgin with lights Cobalt Blue Virgin with lights Cobalt Blue Virgin with lights Quinacridone Gold Guru Cobalt Blue Virgin with lights Dioxazine Purple King with Candles Cobalt Blue Virgin with lights Micaceous iron oxide W.P. Mankiller with candles Cobalt Blue Virgin with lights Green Gold Good Shepherd-candlelit Cobalt Blue Virgin with lights Quinacridone Crimson Chavez y Huerta Cobalt Blue Virgin with lights Transparent Brown Iron Oxide Homeless with St. Rose and dog

Catherine Lecce-Chong

White Blindness Series

The Isolation Icons

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Catherine Lecce-Chong

San Francisco Bay Wisdom Log

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Cobalt Blue Virgin with lights White Blades Slide through the Sapphire Body Cobalt Blue Virgin with lights Large White Knife Slices through the Silent Midnight Body Cobalt Blue Virgin with lights Two Curved Blades Divide the Deep Treasure Body Cobalt Blue Virgin with lights Sword Pierces the Heart Body Cobalt Blue Virgin with lights Orange Blade Scores the Memory Body Cobalt Blue Virgin with lights Red Knife Cuts through the Foggy Body Cobalt Blue Virgin with lights Orange Knife Shatters the Ruby Body Cobalt Blue Virgin with lights White Blade Floats on the Bluish Body

Cobalt Blue Virgin with lights Louise Braille Candlelit Cobalt Blue Virgin with lights Bright Silver Louis Braille

Catherine Lecce-Chong

Rose Colored Glasses. The Children.

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Catherine Lecce-Chong

Zen Calligraphy & Mark Making Series

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Cobalt Blue Virgin with lights 4 Thoughts Changing the Mind Cobalt Blue Virgin with lights Heartbeat Cobalt Blue Virgin with lights Hugging My Mountain Cobalt Blue Virgin with lights Psalm 100. Shout with Joy Cobalt Blue Virgin with lights Mu of Emptiness Cobalt Blue Virgin with lights Pure Heart

Cobalt Blue Virgin with lights Self portrait as the Little Match Girl with candles Cobalt Blue Virgin with lights Memory and Mirror Neurons Cobalt Blue Virgin with lights Rembrandt and Love Cobalt Blue Virgin with lights Academic studies

Catherine Lecce-Chong

Once Upon a Time

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Catherine Lecce-Chong

My Story

In the blink of an eye, in 2018, my life and art changed.  I lost much of my vision.

Decades of classical western painting or traditional Asian painting and calligraphy, would fade away…but not the passion or the essential drive to create. I became interested in my own and other persons perceptions with blindness.

The first touch of braille was very soothing to me. There was texture and patterns. That experience led me to explore tactile methods in creating paintings.

Did you ever want to touch art in a gallery or museum? My work welcomes touch. The acrylic paint and many kinds of mediums and collaged materials are here to feel…

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Andrea, Guide Dog

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Watercolor veil

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