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Watching, 2010 Oil On Canvas 72 X 72 In. © Courtesy of the Artist and LewAllen Galleries
Limbo, 2010 Oil On Canvas 72 X 72 In. © Courtesy of the Artist and LewAllen Galleries
Rise and Fall, 2010 Oil On Canvas (Diptych) 60 X 120 In. © Courtesy of the Artist and LewAllen Galleries

1613 Paseo de Peralta
Santa Fe, NM 87501
May 7th, 2010 - May 31st, 2010
Opening: May 7th, 2010 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Guadalupe, Railyard
Mon-Fri 10-6; Sat 10-5; Sundays by appointment


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.