Josephine Haden, 48 x 60 inches, Exaltation, 1999, Acrylic on Canvas
Josephine Haden, 48 x 60 inches, Exaltation, 1999, Acrylic on Canvas

Gallery artist Josephine Haden continues to rack up impressive awards and exhibitions.  Her work will be featured in a one-person exhibition at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, Virginia, from June to September 2009.

Haden also was awarded  the prestigious Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship for 2008-09, juried by Jeffrey Grove, Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art, High Museum of Art, Atlanta. Previous recipients include Cy Twombly.

Haden also was juried into two important publications: “2008 New American Paintings,” the annual exhibition-in-print, and “Studio Visit” magazine, which featured her works twice in 2008.

Haden’s major solo exhibition at the McLean Project for the Arts in McLean, Virginia, was accompanied by a catalog with an essay by the renowned Donald Kuspit, who has been termed “one of America’s most distinguished art critics.”

Kuspit observes that the “blues, browns and greens of her landscapes have a radiance all their own, independent of the nature they represent…Haden moves easily between the rough, raw, rounded and smooth, refined, flat—they nonetheless fit together, strangely yet seamlessly, like pieces of a trialectial puzzle.”

Kuspit clearly is equally impressed with Haden’s figurative work, referring to her as “an allegorist of alienation” whose “works resonate with the melancholy of the Sublime.”

As part of its Spring Collection 08, ArtSlant, “the #1 contemporary art network,” chose Haden along with four other artists to be showcased with a feature article. It notes that her paintings are included in private, public, and corporate collections in the United States and France, including the William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum.

The gallery web site features Haden’s works in five categories: Abstracts on Wood, Figures on Wood, Figures on Canvas & Paper, Landscapes on Canvas and Treescapes on Canvas.

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