Thursday, January 06, 2011

Cynthia Arrieu-King and George Quasha

Saturday, February 12, 2011 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.

Cynthia Arrieu-King is an assistant professor of creative writing at Stockton College and former Kundiman fellow. Her book People are Tiny in Paintings of China was released from Octopus Books in 2010. Her work has or will appear this year in Witness, Boston Review and Jacket. She lives near Atlantic City.

George Quasha works across mediums to explore principles in common within language, sculpture, drawing, video, sound, installation, and performance. Solo exhibitions of axial stones and axial drawings include the Baumgartner Gallery in New York (Chelsea), the Slought Foundation in Philadelphia, and at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz. This work is featured in the published book, Axial Stones: An Art of Precarious Balance, Foreword by Carter Ratcliff (North Atlantic Books: Berkeley, 2006). In 2006 awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in video art. A new book, An Art of Limina: Gary Hill’s Works and Writings, Foreword by Lynne Cooke, is out from Ediciones Poligrafa (Barcelona), in collaboration with Charles Stein (distrib. D.A.P. in US). 14 other books include poetry (Somapoetics, Giving the Lily Back Her Hands, Ainu Dreams [with Chie Hasegawa], Preverbs; anthologies (America a Prophecy [with Jerome Rothenberg], Open Poetry [with Ronald Gross], An Active Anthology [with Susan Quasha], The Station Hill Blanchot Reader [with Charles Stein]); and writing on art (Gary Hill: Language Willing; with Charles Stein: Tall Ships, HanD HearD/liminal objects, Viewer).

In the Gallery at R&F:

Waxing Geometric, a solo exhibition by painter, Astrid Fitzgerald. The show will run from February 5th through March 19th, 2011. There will be an opening reception for the artist and informal gallery talk on Saturday, February 5th, from 5 to 7 p.m.

For Astrid Fitzgerald, painting is a spiritual pursuit and a path to self-knowledge. Fitzgerald’s work privileges the universal over the personal, and is characterized by simple geometric elements. Her study of Perennial Philosophy led to an appreciation of the Golden Mean, and for over twenty-five years now, her work has explored philosophical geometry, including the Fibonacci sequence, the Pythagorean Theorem and, most importantly, the Golden Mean proportion, a unique ratio preferred by nature as the most advantageous geometry for growth and energy conservation.

If there is a common thread to my work it is the desire to uncover the inner order in the world of appearances. I have always agreed with Emerson’s observation that “We must trust the perfection of the creation so far as to believe that whatever curiosity the order of things has awakened in our minds, the order of things can satisfy.” – Astrid Fitzgerald

Born and educated in Switzerland, Astrid Fitzgerald has been living in New York since 1961. Her work has been featured in over twenty solo exhibitions in Europe, Asia and the United States, and included in over 40 group exhibitions. Fitzgerald’s work is represented in many public, private and corporate collections, including the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CN; Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA; Marymount College, Tarrytown, NY; Credit Suisse, NYC; and PES Architects, Nagoya, Japan. An installation by Fitzgerald was selected to represent the US at the ArtCanal Exposition in Le Landeron, Switzerland in 2002. She has lectured on the Golden Mean proportion in art, and is the author of An Artist's Book of Inspiration—A Collection of Thoughts on Art, Artists, and Creativity (Lindisfarne Books, 1996) and Being Consciousness Bliss—A Seeker's Guide (Lindisfarne Books, 2002). Fitzgerald currently lives and works in Kerhonkson, New York.


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