Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Jennifer Bartlett, Anne Gorrick and Maryrose Larkin

Saturday, March 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.

Jennifer Bartlett was a 2005 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow. Her collections include Derivative of the Moving Image (UNM Press 2007), (a) lullaby without any music (Chax 2011), and Anti-Autobiography: A Chapbook Designed by Andrea Baker (Saint Eliizabeth Street/Youth-in-Asia Press 2010).

Anne Gorrick is the author of I-Formation (Book One) (Shearman Books, 2010), the forthcoming I-Formation (Book Two), and Kyotologic (Shearsman Books, 2008). She also collaborated with artist Cynthia Winika to produce a limited edition artists’ book, “Swans, the ice,” she said, funded with grants from the Women’s Studio Workshop in Rosendale, NY and the New York Foundation for the Arts. She curates this reading series, and co-edits the electronic poetry journal Peep/Show with poet Lynn Behrendt.

Maryrose Larkin lives in Portland, Oregon, where she works as a freelance researcher. She is the author of Inverse (nine muses books, 2006), Whimsy Daybook 2007 (FLASH+CARD, 2006), The Book of Ocean (i.e. press, 2007) and DARC (FLASH+CARD, 2009. Larkin is one of the organizers of Spare Room, a Portland-based writing collective, and is co-editor, with Sarah Mangold, of FLASH+CARD, a chapbook and ephemera poetry press. Her new book, The Name of This Intersection is Frost, is out from Shearsman Books.

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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