Mixed Media

Editorial Review

By Michael O’Sullivan
Friday, August 22, 2014

The exhibition title “ApocalyptiCAT” sounds sweet and sour, like the cuteness of Internet cat videos mashed up with your worst nightmares. It’s probably an apt description of the schizoid art that will go on view next week at the Goethe--Institut, where a solo show of woodblock prints and cut--paper images by contemporary German artist Franca Bartholomäi opens Wednesday with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m.

Bartholomäi’s boldly graphic black--and--white pictures resemble illustrations in which you have to supply the captions. They’re like pages from a surreal storybook for grown--ups where the kitties have claws.