Thursday, June 2, 2011

PRESS RELEASE: Edward Koren and Fulvio Testa at BigTown Gallery in Rochester

Edward Koren, one of The New Yorker magazine's longest appearing cartoonists and resident of Brookfield, VT, will show in the Main Gallery an exhibition of drawings from several of his thematic musings – natural history diorama animals to maniacal bicycle riders – these are some of his playful and philosophical obsessions, which compliment those chronicled in his cartoons. A comprehensive retrospective of Koren's career in cartoons at The New Yorker curated by Diana Fane and David Rosand is traveling to the Fleming Museum, Burlington, VT this summer.

In the Center Gallery we are delighted to introduce the work of Fulvio Testa. Testa is a native of Verona, Italy and a six month resident of New York City. In the thirty years he has spent in the United States, intense interest in his extraordinary watercolors has yielded exhibitions across the United States; Testa's pieces are now held in some of the finest collections. This exhibition, his first in Vermont, displays a selection of watercolors from 1988-2011 that will easily assume their rightful place here in this landscape. They are quintessential landscapes - recognizable, allusive, and timeless, yet also ephemeral and unknowable.

Our food, wine, and lodging partner, The Huntington House Inn, Rochester, VT will be on the premise, serving wineat $5 per glass with a selection of Vermont cheeses.

Edward Koren, On the Move, 2007, Pen and Ink on Paper, 21.25" x 30".
Fulvio Testa, Untitled, 2011, Watercolor on Paper, 13.5" x 9.375", Louis-Dreyfus Family Collection.
Photos by Tad Merrick.