Planthouse at the Beach | 19 Poses by Margaret Garrett (STAGING)

19 Poses, 2020
Suite of 7 woodblock and chine collé prints
Printed by Flatbed Press, Austin, Texas
Margaret Garrett
Duo (1 & 3), 2020
​Woodblock and chine collé print 
17 x 23 1/2 inches
Edition of 10 
$1,750 
19 Poses, 2020
Suite of 7 woodblock and chine collé prints
Printed by Flatbed Press, Austin, Texas
Margaret Garrett
Trio, 2020
​Woodblock and chine collé print
24 x 36 inches
Edition of 5  
$2,000 
19 Poses, 2020
Suite of 7 woodblock and chine collé prints
Printed by Flatbed Press, Austin, Texas
Margaret Garrett
Ghostdance, 2020
​Woodblock and chine collé print 
24 x 36 inches
Edition of 5  
$2,000
19 Poses, 2020
Suite of 7 woodblock and chine collé prints
Printed by Flatbed Press, Austin, Texas
Margaret Garrett
17 (Green), 2020
​Woodblock and chine collé print 
15 x 22 1/2 inches
Edition of 5  
$1,500 
19 Poses, 2020
Suite of 7 woodblock and chine collé prints
Printed by Flatbed Press, Austin, Texas
Margaret Garrett
17 (Red), 2020
​Woodblock and chine collé print 
15 x 22 1/2 inches
Edition of 5 
$1,500 
19 Poses, 2020
Suite of 7 woodblock and chine collé prints
Printed by Flatbed Press, Austin, Texas
Margaret Garrett
Clytemnestra, 2020
Woodblock and chine collé print 
15 x 22 1/2 inches
Edition of 5  
$1,500 
19 Poses, 2020
Suite of 7 woodblock and chine collé prints
Printed by Flatbed Press, Austin, Texas
Margaret Garrett
Solo, 2020
​Woodblock and chine collé print 
15 x 22 1/2 inches
Edition of 5 
$1,500 


Hope is the thing with feathers —
that perches the soul

–Emily Dickinson

 

Planthouse is pleased to present 19 Poses, a suite of seven woodblock and chine collé prints by Margaret Garrett.

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, the Martha Graham Dance Company chose 19 poses from evocative Graham dances to promote their 2020 season featuring women choreographers. Long inspired by Graham’s work, artist-dancer Margaret Garrett was immediately moved. She set out to learn the poses and use them for a new body of work to honor the centennial which granted women the right to vote.

19 is a project incorporating performance, video, collage, painting and printmaking. The suite of woodblock prints, 19 Poses, is part of the series. After teaching herself the poses, Garrett created a video of herself moving. Next, she set out to make a collage representing each shape. Then, she selected a few of these collages to use as a base for woodblocks. In January, Garrett traveled to Austin, Texas and spent a week working with Katherine Brimberry and Alex Giffen of Flatbed Press, printing and combining the blocks. These prints, especially Trio, Ghostdance and Duo, capture the magic of choreography in relief form. 19 Poses pays tribute to the Graham project and joins them in commemorating the 19th Amendment’s historic milestone.

Planthouse at the Beach will host a by-appointment viewing of Garrett’s new prints Labor Day weekend on Shelter Island. Please email info@planthouse.net if you want to join us for lemonade, and an outdoor porch viewing Saturday or Sunday, September 5–6! The project in its entirety will open at the gallery Thursday, September 10.

 

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ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Born in North Carolina and raised in Pennsylvania, Margaret Garrett grew up training to be a dancer and went on to dance with the Pennsylvania and Cleveland Ballet Companies. In her early twenties, she discovered painting, finding something spiritually akin to dance in the movement of line and color, and switched her focus to visual art. Garrett’s paintings, prints, and videos have been exhibited in galleries and museums across the United States including Planthouse, Danese/Corey, the Flag Art Foundation, Birnam Wood, and the Parrish Art Museum. She has been awarded residencies at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts and in Assisi, Italy, and has collaborated on two projects with Flatbed Press in Austin, Texas. Garrett’s work is held in numerous private and corporate collections in the United States and Europe. Museum collections include the Parrish Art Museum and Guild Hall Museum. She currently lives and maintains a studio on Shelter Island, NY.