Here's an announcement of an exhibit of mostly new work I just delivered to Lauren Clark Fine Art. I consider it my 'harvest' of 2011.
If you can't make the opening this Saturday I hope you'll stop by before it closes on Nov. 7th and see what I've been up to. Warmest wishes, Ann
Dear Friend of the Gallery,
Please join us for Saturday for “SKY SLICE and The Pedestal Series”, new work by Ann Getsinger, October 8 through November 7, 2011
Reception for the Artist, Saturday, October 8, 4-7pm
SKY SLICE and The Pedestal Series:
"It’s about objects telling stories, and letting the mind go out and play."
For the many followers of this longtime Berkshire (and Maine coast) painters work, this exhibit continues the trajectory of the ‘Stillscapes’ first begun in the nineties. Taking real objects and placing them in landscapes of the mind-places drawn from memory, dreams, imagination-she takes the ‘what, where, and when’ and asks ‘Why?
Evident in The Pedestal Series is the painters esteem for variety. Isolating and elevating a single object, it is placed atop something: a block of driftwood; an army helmet; or an upside down wooden salad bowl, etc., where it simply exists in a certain moment. Mining the ordinary for the extraordinary, the painter playfully asks questions as she presents unfolding or unfolded tales.
With the presentation of this body of new work, all lovingly and carefully rendered, the painter invites viewers to step in, take the trip, and wonder.
All the best and hope to see you here!,
Lauren Clark Fine Art is located at 402 Park Street (Route 183) in Housatonic, Massachusetts. Business hours are Thursday through Monday from 11:00 until 5:30 and Sunday from Noon until 4:00. For more information call 413.274.1432, or visit the website at www.LaurenClarkFineArt.com.
(Kindness of Ann Getsinger, current owner of the George Maciunas farm in western Massachusetts)