Saturday, October 16, 2010

PRESS RELEASE: Marjorie Kramer at Julian Scott Gallery, Johnson State College

Marjorie Kramer, who has so often painted the green hills and mountains of Vermont in her more than 40 years here has now turned her back (temporarily?) on this motif. Instead, in this show, her two main themes are flowers and lower Manhattan. What could be more contradictory than large, rigid, steel and glass buildings and almost weightless colorful temporary flowers? Neither can be entered, like a field, or climbed, like a mountain. Although the body can not imagine entering they are glorious, like ikons. But there are also other smaller works that have passages, courtyards, doorways: the gas station and parking lot (Vermont), the steps to the old building by old trees (not Vermont- where?). So this is a second set of contradictions, oppositions, in Kramer's work. With each show the artist reveals more of themselves.

top image: Marjorie Kramer Lower Manhattan From Governors Island with Sailboat 24x30" 2007
lower image: Marjorie Kramer Daylilies and Phlox in Abbreviated Vase 18x24" 2009

Paintings and Recent Work
Reception Wednesday, October 20, at 2:30
October 18 through November 6, 2010
M-F 9am-6pm Sat 10am-4pm

Julian Scott Gallery
Dibden Center for the Arts
Johnson State College
Johnson, Vermont 05656

contact info:
Gallery: 802.635.1469