2014-06-20 / Community

Gallery to feature artist’s ‘Without a Map’ in July

During the month of July, “Without a Map,” the works of local painter, papermaker and printmaker Gayle Fitzpatrick will be on display in the Speers Gallery located in Hank’s Room at the Kennebunk Free Library. The exhibited body of work – oils on canvas – responds to the question, “What role does the essence of specific place, time and memory play in healing the spirit?”

“These paintings are autobiographical,” said Fitzpatrick. “They are about losing myself, healing myself and finding myself through memory, place and time. Though I have traveled throughout my life without a map, I realize that I have had intangible maps inside myself as touch points: sun filtering through trees at Rachel Carson’s Reserve, Kiyomizu Dela’s red maple leaves (on my travels in Japan as a young woman, and later as a parent) and the ever-present tones of blues and aquamarines in my life.

“This series of works references Gaugin’s title “Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going? and the Phillipino’s sense of time and location in Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love, as well as my own personal experience of geographic touchpoints.”

The Kennebunk Art Walk will be held on July 18 from 5 to 8 p.m. Fitzpatrick will have a reception in the Speers Gallery during the art walk. The public is welcome.

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