Monday, February 14, 2011

PRESS RELEASE: Fran Bull's "In Flanders Fields" at Christine Price Gallery, Castleton State College

In Flanders Fields: a meditation on War, a touring installation by artist Fran Bull, will be on exhibit at the Christine Price Gallery at Castleton State College from February 28th through April 1, 2011.

There will be an opening reception and gallery talk on March 10 from 3 to 6 pm.

Brandon-based artist Fran Bull’s installation In Flanders Fields was last seen in its initial stages at the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center in West Rutland in 2009, and most recently in Chicago. The work, an integrated installation of printmaking, sculpture, poetry and music is, according to Bull, “both a symposium and a meditation on War. The piece, which I’ve been working on for several years now, is my artist’s “silent scream” in response to all War. I have created an aesthetic and meditative environment in which viewers are led to contemplate the nature of War as it weaves through human history. My hope is that viewers will be inspired to examine afresh the paradigm of War as a response to conflict.

In Flanders Fields was named for the famous poem, by the same title, written in WWI on the battlefields of Flanders by Canadian doctor and poet Lieutenant Colonel John McCrea.

On Tuesday, March 29th, there will be a live musical performance by pianist Tanya Gabrielian and colleagues from the Julliard School of Olivier Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time as an integral part of the installation. The public is invited both to attend the opening reception on March 10 and the performance on March 29. The time for the performance will be announced at a later date.

And Now...the Women, Plexiglas etching on Arches etching paper, Paper: 68 1/2" x 48 ½", Plate: 59" x 38 3/4", Printed at Taller 46, Virgili Barbarà, master printer, Barcelona 2010

Larks Ascending, gray variation, iron plate etching with chine colle on Arches etching paper, Paper: 69" x 48 3/4", Plate: 58 3/4" x 39", Printed at Taller 46, Virgili Barbarà, master printer, Barcelona 2010