Astrid Fitzgerald: Waxing Geometric

The Gallery at R&F is pleased to present 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 pm.

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.

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), Being Consciousness Bliss—A Seeker's Guide (Lindisfarne Bookks, 2002) and Winter Break: A Luminous Journey into Wisdom and Love (ARK Books, 2008.)

The Gallery at R&F in Kingston promotes the various contemporary uses of oil paint and encaustic. The Gallery space is housed within the factory of R&F Handmade Paints, which is one of the few manufacturers of encaustic paint in the world. Located at 84 Ten Broeck Ave, in midtown Kingston, NY gallery hours are Monday - Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm. For further information, call 845.331.3112