Cecilia Whittaker-Doe

Current Projects

I curated an exhibit of still life paintings for Red Fox Contemporary in Pound Ridge, NY.

Table Talk
Curated by Cecilia Whittaker-Doe May 19 – June 23, 2024
Opening Reception: May 19, 1-3pm. Red Fox Contemporary

55 Westchester Ave. Pound Ridge, NY 10576

“The forms of still life are strong enough to make the difference between existence and human life; without them there is no continuity of generation, no human legacy, only an intermittent and flickering chaos; with them, there is cultural memory and family, an authentically civilized world.”
Norman Bryson, Looking at the Overlooked

The creation of a painting from still life resides in the artist’s ability to imbue a sense of familiarity while alluding to much more than the description of inert objects.
To paint is to invent, whether it be photo realism, abstraction, plein air, landscape, or any other genre or style.
Still life paintings leave an aura of the artist’s silent presence amidst the transitory frailness of nature; the theme of vanitas, our mortality, is evident in these paintings.


The artists included in this exhibit, whether working from observation, photograph, or a combination of the two, pay homage to overlooked moments. As the French philosopher Gaston Bachelard pointed out, “Representation becomes nothing but a body of expressions with which to communicate our own images to others.”

-Cecilia Whittaker-Doe


Some highlights from
2021 -2023

2021

Catherine Fosnot included four of my paintings in Art For Your Collection along with Brandon Anschultz, Jassmen Lee Johnson, Jordan Seaberry, Gina Werfel, Bicheng Liang, Yixuan Shao, Judith Modrak, Fred Gutzeit, Lisa Corinne Davis, Stephen Lack, Charity Baker, Sono Kuwayama, Clintel Steed, Martin Dull, Joanne Mattera, and Donna Moylan.

Jennifer Coates curated Further Into Summer Than the Birds for Platform Project Space in Brooklyn, NY. Artists included: Jennifer Coated, Nancy Diamond, Colin Brandt and myself.

Re-ordering of Place with Rachel Youens, Cathy Nan Quinlan, Ying Li, Sahand Tabatabai and myself at Husdon Beach Glass Upstairs Gallery, Beacon, NY.

LandX curated by D. Dominick Lombardi at Red Fox Contemporary, Pound Ridge, NY with artists Todd Bartel, Don Doe, Inness Hancock, Patrick Jacobs, China Marks, Creighton Michael, Brant Moorefield, Maggie Robertson, Annie Varnot, Martin Weinstein, Shari Weschler.

2022

In the summer of '22 I had a three person exhibit with Cathy Nan Quinlan and Rachel Youens at the Hurley Gallery, Princeton University. The show was titled Amor Mundi, inspired by the writing of Hannah Arendt. It was a great success, with many visitors form the neighboring community. The show traveled to Red Fox Contemporary in Pound Ridge, NY.

In March of '22 Don Doe, Mike Ballou, Wendy Klemperer and I had a show Flow Glow at Red Fox Contemporary, Pound Ridge, NY.

In February of '22 Cathy Diamond curated Earth Matters at Green Door gallery in Brooklyn, NY. with artists Gregory Amenoff, Cathy Diamond, Julian Hatton, Ro Lohin, Garry Nichols, Evelyn. Twitchell, myself and Alice Zinnes.

2023

So Happy Together, a group exhibit at Artego gallery, Queens, NY. with artists Joel Carreiro, Yeon Jin Kim, Don Doe, Matthew Garrison, Margaret Roleke and myself.

Artful Partners, (Dec. '22 through Jan. '23) a group exhibit at Shiva gallery, NY, NY with artists

Cecilia Whittaker-Doe and Don Doe

Bill Pangburn and Renee Magnanti

Vincent Ciniglio and Tina Mochon

Bill Hall and Stephanie deManuelle

Maria De Los Angeles and Ryan Bonilla

Ron Morosan and Miriam Bloom

Eirini Linardaki and Vincent Parisot

Joanne Ross and Michael McKeown

Panos Charalampidis and Mary Chairetaki

Martha Dimitropoulou and Apostolos Karakatsanis

Phyllis Merriam and Victor Merriam

Neal Adams and Andis Applewhite

Myong Hi Kim and Tchah Sup Kim