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Opening Reception: Madelin Coit + Margaret Fitzgerald

March 16, 4:00 pm6:00 pm


Madelin Coit + Margaret Fitzgerald
opening reception: Saturday, March 16, 2024, 4-6 pm
on view: March 16–April 13, 2024

Pie Projects is pleased to announce the opening of Madelin Coit + Margaret Fitzgerald, showcasing work that draws on influences that reference to the urban language such as graffitis and neon lights.

City life has long inspired poets and artists. Writer Tom Chivers, who published London Clay: Journeys in the Deep City in 2021, says: “The city resists nostalgic forms of poetry that have been handed down to us in various traditions. There is this energy and aggression and speed in a city that lends itself to poetry.”

Fitzgerald’s paintings and Coit’s wordplay neons remind us of the beauty of space where one engages in these visual dialogue with their community. Fitzgerald’s scrawls patterns and intuitive swaths of color on her canvases depict an urgency in her gestural abstractions. “I’m interested in the language of graffiti and its inherent urgency to speak out about what’s going on. I’m interested in popular culture juxtaposed with the natural order of nature and its struggle to survive,”she says.

Madelin Coit has worked in performance and video, painted exquisite lyrical abstractions, and played with Duchampian puns in neon. In her book Before and After Language: The Art of Madelin Coit Jennie Hirsh writes “throughout her neon works, literal and metaphorical illumination converge, as Coit pushes through puns, wordplay, and syntactical dances that ultimately deliver a form of deeper consciousness along with spiritual enlightenment.”


March 16
4:00 pm—6:00 pm
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Pie Projects Contemporary Art
924B Shoofly Street
Santa Fe, NM
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