I have been aching to see Laura Battle's new exhibition, "The Power of the Center," but I'm growing doubtful that I'll be able to make the trip upstate in time. Those who live nearby or have cars easily to hand, please be sure to visit it. She's overtaken The Barn at Meadowbrook Farm, adorning the exterior and interior with her large-scale symbol-laden paintings and drawings. Through the years, Battle has seemingly invented her own language, using pattern, color, and iconography to conjure new energetic fields. I can only imagine what these fine, spiritually resonant pieces look like juxtaposed against the worn wooden beams of the structure they're occupying: the heavenly meeting the earthly in one space. The show is open on weekends through October 16th, so there are a few more chances for you to see it:
The Power of the Center
Paintings by Laura Battle
The Barn at Meadowbrook Farm
71 Starbarrack Road
Red Hook, NY 12571
Open - Saturdays and Sundays 1-5 until October 16
And if you go, please tell these wonderworks I say hello.