Wednesday, March 31, 2010

PRESS RELEASE: Maggie Standley at Synergy Fitness in Williston

The dynamic oil and mixed-media paintings of Maggie Standley are on display at Synergy Fitness, the region’s newest cutting-edge gym in Williston, located in the White Cap Business Park, 426 Industrial Avenue, Suite 180. The exhibit was curated by Lindsay Vezina (aka Mister Masterpiece). A closing reception with the artist will be held on Saturday, May 1, 2010 from 7-9 PM.

Synergy Fitness opened September 28, 2009 and aims to redefine the gym experience. Co-owner Christina Schueneman says, “discover our enlightened exercise environment and elevate your health.” Co-owner Yuri Trump brings 20 years of training and management experience to the gym and can show you their state of the art equipment. Soaring windows let the outside in and a juice/smoothie bar and cozy stone hearth fireplace give people space to unwind. They worked with J. Graham Goldsmith Architects to design their LEED Certified “green” built space, which boasts beautifully tiled showers and soothing colors throughout.

Thus, it is fitting that the current show of artwork by Standley deftly explores shapes, colors and lines in an inspired fashion as well. The paintings’ elegant lines and harmonious palettes invite the viewer to peer inside while lush brushwork and curved lines lead the way, perhaps on your way to the water fountain… Their beauty belies the tough subject matter explored in pieces such as Things That Shouldn’t Have Happened.

A hard-working artist and community activist, Maggie wears many hats, rendering private commissions, faux finishes, murals and offering classes in her atelier at wingspan Painting Studio on Howard Street and throughout the area. She recently completed a commission for Senator Patrick Leahy, has been an Artist in Residence at several venues including The Shelburne Museum, and helped found Burlington’s Myrtle Street Community Avant Garden.