May 31-July 12 – Diane Fitch: Vermont Interiors
The world that comes to us through the senses is fluid, ever changing, with each moment of looking unique. No matter how staid or decisive the resulting painting appears, the act of making it is one of improvisation, of choosing among fleeting moments, relationships, and sensations, those that can be knitted together to fabricate a congruent, assembled, invented experience.
These paintings and drawings have been made since I moved from Ohio to Vermont. I work from complex interior spaces, incorporating more than one space in a painting so that the essential organization is found in the interaction of those spaces and their light. Painting in new spaces provides new sensations, new color possibilities. As William Carlos Williams wrote, “A new rhythm is a new mind.”
About the Artist
Diane Fitch grew up in Vermont. She received a BFA from the Portland School of Art in Portland, Maine and an MFA from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. She is professor emeritus at Wright State University, in Dayton, Ohio, where she taught painting and drawing. Most recently her work has been included in group exhibitions at the First Street Gallery in New York, the Gallery at Somes Sound in Mt Desert, Maine, and at Stivers School for the Arts in Dayton. She lives in Vermont.
Paintings by Hollister Fitch
Hollister Fitch, a Yellow Springs native, received his Bachelor’s of Fine Arts from Boston University in May 2015. His work has been influenced by his junior year abroad in Venice. This summer he will be attending the Chautauqua Institute studio painting program in Chautauqua, New York.