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"Astrid Fitzgerald: Cosmic Measures"
2000-11-11 until 2000-12-08
Muroff Kotler Visual Arts Gallery, SUNY Ulster
Stone Ridge, NY,
USA United States of America
features constructions and works on paper by artist Astrid Fitzgerald of New
York City and Kerhonkson.
Fitzgerald bases all of her creative work on the concept of Sacred Geometry.
The Golden Mean Proportion, recognized as the design principle behind just
about everything in nature (most commonly, the nautilus shell), is a harmonious
equation which has fascinated philosophers, architects, scientists and artists
for thousands of years. The rectangles, triangles and arcs generated by the
proportions provide Fitzgerald with an endless invitation to play within the
context of a stable composition. Fitzgerald explores, by means of illusionism,
the insubstantiality of matter and surface, while simultaneously hinting at the
underlying order of the universe. The artist's inspiration comes from modern
physics and reflection on the concept of a Creative Principle underlying all
Fitzgerald was born and educated in Switzerland. She immigrated to the United
States in 1961. She attended Pratt Graphics Center, the Fashion Institute of
Technology and the Art Students League, all in New York City. Her work has
been widely exhibited in the U.S. and abroad and is part of a large number of
corporate and private collections. In 1996 she published a book entitled An
Artist's Book of Inspiration: A Collection of Thoughts on Art, Artists, and
Creativity (Lindisfarne Press).