Margaret Fitzgerald and Stephen Davis interviewed by Kathryn M. Davis on ArtBeat
February 17, 2015
Margaret Fitzgerald is inspired by the landscape that exists between the natural and urban worlds and the many oppositions and contradictions it presents. Thus, her paintings are active and dynamic with their own oppositions, such as bold colors and shapes next to neutralized palettes and detailed scratches in the painting surface; combinations of strong gestural strokes next to figurative elements; and raw textured surfaces adjacent to calligraphic details.
Stephen Davis' paintings are a combination of figurative elements, negative spaces and gestural abstractions. Most notably, nearly all of them contain negative-space images of chairs and the combinations of images and other painting events are akin to furniture and architectural elements as experienced by an active viewer in an interior space.
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