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THE FLEMING MUSEUM PRESENTS
FLEMING ANNOUNCES ACADEMIC OPENING OF NEW TURF
SEPTEMBER 16, 2005
Fleming Museum

Burlington, VT- On September16, 2005, UVM President Dan Fogle with Rachel Kahn Fogel will host a special academic opening of New Turf at the Fleming Museum. The contemporary art exhibition brings together 15 artists from Vermont and across the nation who draw inspiration from the rural, urban, and suburban environments of America. Additionally, it is the first major contemporary art exhibition curated by Evelyn C. Hankins, the Museum's Curator of Collections and Exhibitions. "Living in Vermont, you can't help but be impacted by the landscape, which comprises a complex mixture of natural and manmade environments. I became curious as to how contemporary artists were engaging with what is a rapidly changing American scene." Hankins holds a Ph.D. in Art History from Stanford University, where her primary field was 20th-century American and European art. Before joining the Fleming Museum, she worked for the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City.

Featuring works ranging from aerial photographs of environmentally-impacted sites and pencil drawings charting the layout of suburban "big-box" stores to paintings offering rigorous, formal explorations of nature's light, color, space, and mood, New Turf maps the diverse terrain where landscape and abstraction meet.

Exhibited artists include Anne Appleby (Jefferson City, MT); Louise Belcourt (Brooklyn, NY); Janice Caswell (Brooklyn, NY); Marsha Cottrell (New York, NY); Jane Fine (Brooklyn, NY); Tom Fruin (Brooklyn, NY); Richard Garrison (Delmar, NY), John Hudak (Dobbs Ferry, NY), McKendree Key (b. Brattleboro, VT; currently lives in Brooklyn, NY); Marie Krane/Cream Co. (Chicago, IL & Snowmass Village, CO); Sandy Litchfield (Amherst, MA); David Maisel (Sausalito, CA); Sam Prekop (Chicago, IL); Lordy Rodriguez (Los Angeles, CA); and Gail Salzman (Fairfield, VT).

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Jane Fine, Sugar Time, 2003
Acrylic and ink on wood panel.
Courtesy of the artist and Pierogi, Brooklyn

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David Maisel, Terminal Mirage #261-12 2003
Chromogenic color print
Courtesy of the artist and Von Lintel Gallery, New York

EXHIBITION LISTING:
New Turf (July 6 - October 30, 2005)

OPENING RECEPTION:
For New Turf; The Four Corners Series of Francis R. Hewitt; and Worlds of Tea.

DATE:
Friday, September 16

TIME:
5:30-7:30 PM

PLACE:
Fleming Museum

DETAILS:
Hosted by UVM President Daniel Mark Fogle and Rachel Kahn-Fogel; opening remarks at 6:15 pm; cash bar; refreshments.

MUSIC:
Frost (local musicians David Kammerer, Ryan Power, and Sam Coffey)

ADMISSION:
$5 adults. $10 family, $3 students and seniors. Free to: Museum members; faculty, staff and students of UVM, Burlington College, Champlain College, Community College of Vermont, and St. Michael's College; Children 6 and under.