Published: December 24, 2001
A Study of Contrasts:
NEW YORK CITY – The Fischbach Gallery will present the recent paintings and watercolors of Nancy Hagin January 10 through February 9, celebrating a long-standing relationship with the artist.
Born in 1940 in Elizabeth, N.J., Hagin received her MFA from Yale University in 1964. She began working primarily in the still life genre emphasizing the play of light on interior spaces.
Each year, Hagin spends the autumn and winter painting in acrylic in New York while teaching at the Fashion Institute of Technology; in the summer months she resides at her Columbia county country home, where she works in watercolor.
Hagin’s work is inhabited by her extensive collection of antique pitchers, vases, quilts and assorted country rdf_Descriptions. She downplays any symbolic relevance regarding the arrangement of these rdf_Descriptions, and instead seems to revel in the study of contrasts: the implied textures of fabrics versus the smooth sheen of her objects, their solidity against the delicate, implied veil of natural light.
The gallery at 210 Eleventh Street, is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am to 5:30 pm.
5 Church Hill Road / Newtown, CT 06470
Mon - Fri / 8:00 am - 5:01 pm