BY CATHY WARD
Cathy Ward is in line with the likes of William Blake, Osman Spare, and Madge Gill, a line of mystical english artists without compare.
– Dylan Carlson (EARTH)
It’s so obsessive, so sexual, so serene, so disturbing, all at once.
– Vaughn Oliver (4AD)
Strange Attractor Press are pleased to announce the publication of Liberty Realm by Cathy Ward...
Pulsing and surging with dark energies, Cathy Ward's mesmerising drawings capture a restlessly inquiring spirit through the meticulous rendering of organic forms. Their mystery, emotional depth, and enveloping sensuality recall an occluded art-historical canon of weird psychedelia, hermetic alchemical illustrations and outsider horror vacui.
Liberty Realm presents a broad survey of works ranging from the acclaimed drawings exhibited recently in “Phantasmata” at The Good Luck Gallery (Los Angeles), “Talespinning” at the Drawing Center (New York), “Romantic detachment” at PS1 MOMA (New York), and "Utopia" at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center (Sheboygan, Wisconsin), to new explorations and insightful glimpses of her earlier output and formative practice. Substantial essays by Edward Gómez, Doug Harvey, and Robert Wallis further untangle these fascinating phantasmal worlds.
Available in three editions and shipping now. BUY HERE
By Cathy Ward
240pp, 218mm x 290mm
Approx 200 images, full colour throughout
Paperback – £25
Hardback (200 copies) with signed bookplate artwork – £40
Art edition (20 copies) – £500
(Alongside Cathy Ward, we’re offering a run of 20 art editions of the Hardback, signed and numbered, each with a unique, framed, original drawing.
Please contact us directly to enquire about these editions – email@example.com)