Press Release: "Positions": August 4, 2007 - September 1, 2007

The Geoffrey Young Gallery is pleased to present a three-person show featuring the paintings and drawings of New Yorkers Kirsten Deirup and Hope Gangloff, as well as the fabric and thread works of Yale graduate Todd Knopke, opening August 4th, from 5:30-7:30.

All are invited.

Known for her meticulous craft in the service of a wild imagination, Kirsten Deirup’s work has been garnering acclaim over the last three years. She paints a world that has already come apart at the seams; stuff lies about, waiting, or not waiting, for something or nothing to happen. Subtle with embedded detail, they’re darkly irresistible.

Hope Gangloff has painted “Coatcheck,” a clandestine romantic tour-de-force ten-feet wide, that features her great feeling for surfaces like fur, wool, leather (she has placed her protagonists in the space where coats are hung up, and purses stored in overhead bins).

And Todd Knopke weighs in with images sewn from fragments of cloth. Sculptural, but flat, these images contend with the history of representational painting, telling their own stories with technical flair and brilliant color.

Gallery Hours: Wed-Sat, 11-5pm

Geoffrey Young Gallery
40 Railroad Street, Great Barrington, MA 01230
413 528-6210

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