Santa Fe, NM—LewAllen Galleries is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibition, Margaret Fitzgerald: Desaparecer. In her obliquely diaristic paintings, the artist merges vigorous gestures, fragmentary textual elements, manifold layers, and saturated hues to capture the motion of a subject at its limit—underscoring the infinite dialectic of ideas in the process of being realized through personal and collective experience. On view from May 7th through May 31st, 2010, Fitzgerald’s upcoming exhibition at LewAllen Galleries’s Downtown venue will present new works by Margaret Fitzgerald that examine the intersections of the sensible and the metaphysical.
Asserting that “the most interesting things in life are those that are not immediately visible but arerevealed after a closer look,” the enigmatic and highly allusive works on view in Desaparecer explore the artist’s inner space compounded with manifestations of a conception of the sublime at once atmospheric and concrete, engulfing and resistant. Activating form, pattern, color and texture in layers of paint, Fitzgerald then scrapes through these to reveal the passage of time and thought once subsumed below the surface. As a result, the artist’s highly expressive compositions harmonize abstraction with figuration, and accretion with erasure, to offer a glimpse into what would normally remain hidden. Exploring intersections between the sensible and the obscure, her latest output engenders a focused exploration of what it might mean to present the non-‐ presentable.
Margaret Fitzgerald has exhibited throughout the Southwest, Midwest and California since the early 1990s. Born in London, England, she attended the Instituto Allende in Mexico and the School of Visual Arts in New York City before receiving her BFA from the University of New Mexico in 1980. Presented in numerous public institutions, her works are actively collected by a growing number of significant collections internationally.