Thursday, January 29, 2009

Anne Gorrick, Jill Magi and Christian Peet

Saturday, March 14, 2009 at 2pm

The Gallery at R&F Handmade Paints
84 Ten Broeck Avenue
Kingston, NY 12401

A $5 donation is suggested.

For directions please visit R&F’s website at

Anne Gorrick’s work has been published in many journals including: American Letters and Commentary, the Cortland Review, Dislocate, eratio, Fence, Gutcult, No Tell Motel, Otoliths, the Seneca Review, Sulfur, and word for/word. Her work has appeared in several anthologies including: The Bedside Guide to No Tell Motel, (No Tell Press, 2006), Homage to Vallejo (Greenhouse Review Press, 2006), and Riverine: An Anthology of Hudson Valley Writers (Codhill Press, 2007). Collaborating with artist Cynthia Winika, she produced a limited edition artists’ book “Swans, the ice,” she said with grants from the Women’s Studio Workshop in Rosendale, NY and the New York State Foundation for the Arts. Her first book, Kyotologic, is available from Shearsman Books (Exeter, UK). She also curates this reading series.

Jill Magi's text-image works include the book Threads (Futurepoem 2007), the forthcoming chapbooks Poetry Barn Barn! (2nd Avenue) and From the Body Project (Felt Press). Other books of poetry include Torchwood (Shearsman 2008) and Cadastral Map (Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs 2005), and inclusions in Letters to Poets: Conversations about Poetics, Politics, and Community (Saturnalia 2008), Fiction from the Brooklyn Rail (Hanging Loose 2006), and the forthcoming Eco-language Reader (Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs). Jill's visual work has been exhibited at the Brooklyn Arts Council Gallery, online at Hilda Magazine, Apexart, and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Open Studios where she was writer-in-residence from 2006-2007. She teaches at Eugene Lang, Goddard, and The City College Center for Worker Education. You can view her homepage at

Christian Peet is the author of Big American Trip (Shearsman Books, 2009) and two chapbook-installments of an ongoing cross-genre project, The Nines. “Book 1” of The Nines (Palm Press) is available through Small Press Distribution. “Book 2” is forthcoming from Interbirth Books. His work appears in the anthology, A Best Of Fence: The First Nine Years, as well as in journals such as Action Yes, Denver Quarterly, Drunken Boat, and SleepingFish, among others. He lives in Vermont, where he runs Tarpaulin Sky Press and splits a lot of wood. Please visit his website at

In the Gallery at R&F:

More Sense Data an exhibition of paintings by Stephen Niccholls, February 7th - March 21st, 2009.

The paintings of Stephen Niccolls diagram a series of actions – he begins by making a gesture or form, and then responds to it somehow, maybe even by canceling it out and creating a void. And then he responds to the void by contradicting it, echoing its’ form, or harmonizing with it. These voids thus develop into central themes as the artist maps out his personal process of interacting with the world through his work. The accretion of forms and qualities in Niccolls’ work is like a record of a long conversation. Reflecting on an intuitive understanding of the processes of life, including organization, metabolism, responsiveness, movements, and reproduction, this new body of paintings seeks to understand life in a non-linear way.

Stephen Niccolls was born in Texas in 1949, to a family of ranchers. He studied and practiced visual art early in life, but began formal training in the 1970's, at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. In 1997 he earned a Master of Fine Arts degree at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Since that time he has exhibited his paintings in a variety of settings around the United States. He has taught art courses and lectured in Massachusetts, France, Minnesota, New Hampshire and New York. Mr. Niccolls currently lives in Kingston, New York and teaches at Marist College in nearby Poughkeepsie. Van Brunt Gallery in Beacon, New York represents him.


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