Garvey|Simon – Daisy Craddock: Harvest

by | Oct 31, 2020 | Blog post

Garvey|Simon is pleased to present Daisy Craddock: Harvest, on view through November 22nd at the Front Room Gallery on the Lower East Side, New York. Drawn from life, Craddock considers her diptychs to be literal depictions of her fruit and vegetable subjects: skin on the left side, and flesh on the right. When seen from a distance, Craddock’s produce-portraits appear to be abstract blocks of color. Recently, she has begun to introduce a subtle play of form and light into her pastels. Daisy Craddock: Harvest will include her diptychs in an array of sizes, as well as her smaller, finished studies. 

Locally-sourced from markets around her studio in Germantown, New York, and grown from hand in her backyard garden, the works in Harvest comprise a visual history of this year’s crop. Craddock reflects:

“In the midst of this pandemic, I am a very fortunate transplanted New Yorker. Suddenly living full time in the beautiful Hudson Valley, I am surrounded by small farms and an endless supply of local produce. With time on my hands, I planted my first garden this spring, and it soon became a metaphor for these times. Despite cucumber wilt and horned green caterpillars, the lettuce from my garden has fed us for months and I am still drawing tomatoes.”

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Little Heirloom, Greenmarket, 2019, oil pastel and oil stick on Arches paper, 15 x 28 x 2 in.