Margaret Garrett’s large-scale abstractions debut in her first solo exhibition

Margaret Garrett’s lyrical, large-scale abstractions will debut in her first solo exhibition, MARGARET GARRETT: Tuning Fields at New York’s Birnam Wood Galleries in January 2014.
The featured oils and works on paper are from the artist’s Tuning Fields series, which she began in 2008. They are distinguished by their vibrant feel of movement, rhythmic sense of line and complex layering of color. One of the works, Tuning Fields 246, was the recipient of the Award of Merit from the Heckscher Museum in Huntington, New York in 2012. Garrett’s solo exhibition opens at Birnam Wood Galleries’ Chelsea location on West 24th Street in Manhattan on January 9, 2014 and will run through February 15.
Margaret Garrett writes of Tuning Fields, “I am working with line-driven layers of color and rhythm to create loose yet formal fields of motion that are abstract and at the same time evocative of the shapes and patterns found in nature.”
Born in North Carolina and raised in Pennsylvania, Garrett currently lives and maintains a studio on Shelter Island, New York. She spent her childhood training to be a dancer and at the age of 16, left home to join the Pennsylvania Ballet Company in Philadelphia. At the age of 22, she began painting and studying with Thorpe Feidt, a student of the Abstract Expressionist artist George McNeil. In painting, Garrett found something spiritually akin to dance in the movement of line and color.
Margaret Garrett’s work is held in private collections in the United Kingdom and throughout the United States, and has been collected and commissioned by corporations including The Pew Charitable Trust, The Penguin Group and The Minnesota Ballet. Her work has also been exhibited in several galleries, museums and art fairs including Birnam Wood Galleries, Danese, the Hecksher Museum, The Armory Show, Art Miami and Texas Contemporary.
For further information, please contact:
Celine Mo, Gallery Manager
514 West 24 Street
New York, NY 10011
Tuesday, January 7, 2014