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DONNA MOYLAN – EICHYBUSH PAINTINGS

August 29 - October 4

DONNA MOYLAN
EICHYBUSH PAINTINGS
August 29 – October 4, 2020

Thompson Giroux Gallery
57 Main Street
Chatham, NY 12037
(518) 392-3336
 

I found a little house that stood on a ridge outside the village of Kinderhook. Over a few years I took it apart and put it back together in a different way so that now there are windows looking onto its lovely view from every room. There is a wide, deep meadow planted with hay, a line of trees, then a rise of low mountains silhouetted in the distance, purple like the song.  

When I wake in the morning I see the morning light reflected on the Catskills; when I wash the dishes I watch the birds flit around a big tree. I see the weather arrive. To the left far on the horizon the shape of the mountain seems to drop off, always reminding me of the edge of an ocean or a view onto the Mediterranean. I think of Italy, where my son lives alone and out of reach during Covid time.  

Keeping an eye on the sky we turn on the evening TV news but rush out to watch the sunset.  

I only have two days in the week: Thursdays and Sundays — the others blur while I’m under my work-induced hypnosis. Perhaps by Thursday I get a little tired and pick up my head. Looking forward to the weekend by a lifetime of conditioning to do so, I realize it’s Sunday at some point. Even if we have guests on the patio of a Saturday I actually don’t know what day it is. People arrive with masks, take them off to sit where Ben has arranged couches far enough away from each other to be safe.  

My Eichybush paintings are about watching the planet from a pretty spot towards the end of an era, aware of the beauty and melancholy of life. The paintings are about climate change and the pandemic, about being together and missing one’s friends and family. They are about being giddily alive while living with a background dread, about having a lot of time and feeling rushed.  

We may be getting pixelated, we may have a drought/flood, we may rescue the animals, we may stay inside until it passes or go outside, wade in a stream, pick up a stone. 
Donna Moylan, August, 2020  

There is not a reception for this exhibition. 

Thompson Giroux Gallery
57 Main Street
Chatham, NY 12037
(518) 392-3336 

GALLERY HOURS
Thursday – Monday 11am-5pm
Monday September 7th, CLOSED for Labor Day

PLEASE READ – There is NOT a reception for this exhibition.
·  one person/group of three or less visitors (self isolating together) at a time! 
· Everyone is required to wear a mask in the gallery. If you do not have a mask please wait outside and we will bring you one. If you are unable to wear a mask curbside service is available.
· Please practice social distancing guidelines (keep 6 feet apart) from anyone not a part of your household.
· Only service dogs are allowed in the gallery at this time.
· Please do not visit the gallery if you have been sick or may have been exposed to someone who is/maybe sick. 
· Appointments are not necessary but are recommended if you do not live locally or have time constraints. 

We hope you stop by to see the show! 
Thank you! 

image of “Drought/Flood”, 2019, oil on canvas, 49 x 52 inches by Donna Moylan

Details

Start:
August 29
End:
October 4
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Website:
http://www.thompsongirouxgallery.com

Venue

Thompson Giroux Gallery
57 Main Street
Chatham, NY 12037 United States
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Phone:
(518) 392-3336
Website:
http://thompsongirouxgallery.com/

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