From the Core FUNDED!
Thank you to everyone who supported my “From the Core” project at USA Projects. It has funded! Now the fun begins – I am already at work on new, large, gilded paintings. For the first time, I’m working with palladium and moon gold – two exquisite gilding materials that have their own special light and energy.
The signature painting from this new suite:
“The Watchman He Lay Dreaming”, 24″ diameter, oil with moon gold, 23k gold and aluminum on MDF panel.
From the Core
UPDATE on “From the Core”. The project is almost at 50%! Thank you to everyone who has donated – your generosity makes my heart feel light!
This project is an illumination of the energies of consciousness that raise the human spirit. Over the course of the spring and summer, I’ll be producing a new suite of round, gilded paintings that explore these energies.
I’m wondering if I might ask you a favor? Would you please make a donation to this project. I’m aiming to raise $8,330.00 by March 28, 2013 to cover production costs for this work. If you can support this project with a donation, in any capacity, together we can make this idea a reality! Sharing the project with others and sending me your thoughts are also important ways you can show your support.
All contributions are tax deductible. Thanks for your support!
Other Crossing, 20″ diameter, oil with aluminum and 23k gold on MDF panel, 2012. ©
You might be wondering about giving, why you should give when an artist asks. Here is an eloquent conversation about just that. Responding to the needs of someone who asks creates a deep connection. It’s what we are all really looking for.
Fountain Art Fair: Please Join Me!
I will be exhibiting at the Fountain Art Fair at the 69th Regiment Armory, Lexington Avenue at 25th Street, March 8-10, 2013. Look for my work at the Hullabaloo Collective booth.
VIP & Press Preview: 1pm–7pm
Public Opening Reception: 7pm-12am
General public hours: 1pm–7pm
Saturday Evening Event (TBA): 7pm-12am
General public hours: 1pm–7pm
More information here: http://www.fountainartfair.com/
Please join us!
January 18, 2013
Please join us Friday evening from 5-8pm at Natura Spa, 3178 Steinway Street, Astoria, NY 11103, to
CELEBRATE WALTER O’NEILL’S WORK.
Sponsored by FitzgeraldArt and Natura Spa.
Natura Spa has partnered with Karen Fitzgerald of FitzgeraldArt to present an ongoing series of visual art exhibitions. This second exhibition, The Art of Walter O’Neill, features his luminous, abstract landscapes installed in wall-size configurations that activate and energize the interior of Natura Spa. The exhibition continues until February 7, 2013.
O’Neill develops a multi-layered and seductive surface, utilizing colors and forms that provide an arena for contemplation. He aims at an art guided by the visionary, where artistic expression is both an ecstatic event and record of the process. The intimate size of each panel is designed to focus the viewer, as in a devotional prayer book or icon.
ALL ARTWORKS ARE FOR SALE
2013 is the year to celebrate partnership between local artists and Natura Spa.
Contact: Karen Fitzgerald: 646.369.7184; Kbfitzgerald@gmail.com or Thiago: (347)429-2104; email@example.com
Each of us contains our own knowledge about ourselves. We use a physical mirror to view what someone else might see. Yet our physical self is a part of our whole self. Each of us also possesses and projects energy. What if you could experience that? My work gives you a way to have a visual experience of your own energy. Similar to looking in a mirror, when you look into one of my paintings, you respond to the color, nuance and energy that is embedded in the piece. You have an experience of your energetic self, manifested in the physical properties of the paint.
Welcome to the conversation. Across time and space, artwork has always sheltered and nurtured this conversation about energy. We know from scientists that energy travels in waves. Here in lies the power of the wave: as you experience this energy, it has the capacity to shift your own energy to a higher level. I have always loved the action of wave energy in water. As the energy passes through the water, it lifts the water. As the energy peaks, the molecules are agitated and collect air molecules, oxygenating the water.
Please join me for the opportunity to look into a different kind of mirror. Look for my work in Booth 193 at the Contemporary Art Fair at the Javits Center, NYC, October 19, 20 and 21. Discount tickets are available here:
Please join me for two events.
- “Onirism” at La Maison d’Art, opening on September 7, from 6-9pm, 259 west 132nd Street, New York, NY 10027: (718) 593-4108 or (917) 533-4605 for more information.
- Contemporary Art Fair, Jacob Javit’s Center, October 19, 20 and 21. 11th Avenue & 39th St.- Hall 1A, New York, NY 10001 Open to the Public: Fri. Oct. 19, 2pm – 7pm; Sat. Oct. 20, 10am – 7pm; Sun. Oct. 21, 10am – 4pm. More information: http://www.contemporaryartfairnyc.com/home.php
Here is the Wind, 12″ diameter, oil with Dutch gold with 18k gold on prepared paper, 2012.
“It is the sublime moment of transformation that this artist cherishes above all, and transmits for our own astonishment. Fitzgerald’s recent series of tondos, entitled Entropy Undone, speak of the moment when physical and pictorial transformation happen, when that which yields itself up retreats, is made to return, and participate again. Fitzgerald won’t let her image simply be pulled into space as a vortex nor spun out of control eccentrically, away from the center. Never gimmicky, she manages to retain, sometimes remarkably in tandem, both effects, and both two- and three-dimensional pressures. Her unique, contemporary tondos exaggerate the plasticity of the convex and excavate the concave, setting into motion slippery silhouettes, shadows and counter-responses to internal shaping. A unique eloquence emerges.” —Judith Tolnick Champa, 2012
Parallax Art Fair
Save the dates and please join me!
I will be exhibiting at the Parallax Art Fair, August 3 -5, 2012. Please visit http://www.parallaxaf.com/index.html
The fair takes place at 82 Mercer Street, Soho, NYC.
Please join us this weekend: Open Studio / Open Building
Please join us on Friday, June 22 (5-8pm), Saturday, June 23 (11am-6pm) and Sunday, June 24, (1-5pm) for a building wide celebration of artists who are paying attention. The event features 4 artists; Karen Fitzgerald, Betti Franceschi, Michael Poast and Traiko Truhlar.
Artists of all types are good at paying attention. We notice color, clouds and minutia within movement. We pay attention to the process of moving pencils across paper and schmearing paint on surfaces. Our brains seem to have different markers for what we consider to be important. Dancers pay attention to a myriad of inner as well as outer cues, simultaneously navigating space and time beyond any of our “regular” capacities. Attention is one of our most precious choices, as well as an intensely tender state of being. Full attention is relinquishing self; oneness with the universe. We celebrate it!
The history of the art world is filled with friendships. Ours is no different from countless others. While our work is stylistically quite distinct from each other, we find ourselves often discussing those things we notice, those things we pay attention to. Underneath the differences of how our works look are intense similarities of attention. The movement of the unclothed human body brings with it a doorway to the metaphysical realm. Flesh and bones that are so intensely attuned as in a dancer’s body go well beyond our physical world. The same is true of light and color within our physical world. A red wash suddenly becomes a sea, golden foam carrying us beyond any sandy shore this side of the Far Sea.
We’ll be paying attention at 31-51 12th Street, 2nd Floor, Long Island City, NY 11106. The whole building will be open.
Take the N or Q train to Broadway in Astoria. Walk West on Broadway toward the river and turn right onto 12th Street;
it’s a 12 minute stroll from the subway to our door. It looks like this, plus or minus a few polka dots:
I request your support!
It is the sublime moment of transformation that this artist cherishes above all, and transmits for our own astonishment…A unique eloquence emerges. -Judith Tolnick Champa, Editor-in-Chief at Art New England, May, 2012
I am writing to request a favor: please show your support for Fitzgeraldart by casting a vote of support for me.
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