Moving Images : The 19 & Other Works
AUGUST 7–SEPTEMBER 8, 2021
OPENING RECEPTION: SATURDAY AUGUST 7 FROM 5-8 PM
SHELTER ISLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY
16 SOUTH FERRY ROAD, SHELTER ISLAND NY 11964
HOURS: WED–FRI 10 AM TO 2 PM, SAT 9 AM TO 12:30 PM
Moving Images: The 19 & Other Works is an exhibition of videos, paintings, and works on paper by interdisciplinary artist Margaret Garrett. The show will feature work created in the last year as well as “The 19,” a video and suite of painted collages inspired by 19 poses chosen from Martha Graham dances in honor of the centennial of the 19th Amendment, women’s right to vote. “The 19” was first presented at Planthouse Gallery in New York City in September of 2020.
The Shelter Island Historical Society’s campus was recently renovated by world-renowned architect and Shelter Island resident William Pederson. This exhibition will be on view in the historic Havens House.
As a longtime admirer of Martha Graham, I was immediately captivated by the idea of working with these poses to make work in celebration of the 19th Amendment. In creating these pieces, I felt like I was working with a very potent alphabet, an intimate language about dance, women, and power.-Margaret Garrett
The 19, 2020, acrylic on paper cut and pasted, 12 3 /4" x 10 3 / 8", 43" x 85" overall
Between Dream and Sea, 2021, Acrylic and Paper on Linen, 32" x 48"
Drawing in Red, 2019, single channel video, silent, 2 min 11 sec