Saturday, August 1, 2009

PRESS RELEASE: “Pins and Needles” by Mary Admasian at The Lazy Pear Gallery

Contact: Robert Hitzig, 802-223-7680,

The Lazy Pear Gallery

154 Main Street

Montpelier, VT 05602

The Lazy Pear Gallery is proud to present “Pins and Needles,” a solo show of mixed-media work by Vermont artist Mary Admasian, August 5 through September 20. With this new series Mary has created a completely unique series that evokes both the depth and complexity of emotion with simple, minimalist construction. The work is hard to categorize. It is two dimensional while being very textural and multi-layered. By combining white paint, molded cloth, pins, needles and thread, Mary is able to draw the viewer into an imperfect world where plans and intention cannot control the outcome, but where acceptance leads to understanding.

In her statement, Mary clearly states her intention, “Mending and pining the elements of time, space, abstract connection. All is internal, all is illusion, and all can be iconic. Life, love, and fear is veiled by the white folds of simplicity.” Having spent over two years contemplating the work, she has approached these pieces with a clear vision and deft execution. The result is art that leaves room for individual interpretation while providing guidance through the landscape of human emotion.

The Lazy Pear Gallery will host an artist reception on Friday, August 7, from 5 pm to 8 pm, to give the public an opportunity to meet Mary and discuss her work. In celebration of this new work, Peter Lind, the Primal Ice Cream Therapist at Ben and Jerry’s (who happens to be Mary’s husband) will be making a special ice cream flavor for the opening. The Lazy Pear Gallery is located at 154 Main Street, Montpelier, VT. It has off-street parking and is ADA accessible. Additional information about the gallery and Mary Admasian’s work can be found at or by calling (802) 223-7680.