Frankie Gardiner Mountain Reveries et Cetera

The Provincial is proud to announce Mountain Reveries et Cetera, our inaugural show featuring artist Frankie Gardiner. The opening is April 4th, 2015 from 12-4pm, and the works will be on view Saturdays 12-4, through April 25th. 

Frankie Gardiner’s practice is one of loyally paying full intention to process and patiently allowing things to come. Her imagery offers glimpses of figures and animals that spill into and out of their own being. Such depictions are inseparable from the overbrim of a medium testing it's surface capacity to contain it. A tangle of bodies inextricable with each other or the landscape give an impression of embodiment or manifestation while slipping away at the same time. We are as though witness to the moment of transformation, or not. Sometimes the subjects are quite literally neither here nor there. But her work is not sleight of hand. Rather her surface and paint markings build from determined resoluteness. Gardiner's oil paintings reveal fully charged brush movement, and her watercolors give way to the blooms and pools of water laden pigments that make boundaries and meanings both compelling and mercurial. Frankie Gardiner lives and works in Waitsfield, Vermont.

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 Ponygirl, acrylic on paper, 32" x 40", 2015

Ponygirl, acrylic on paper, 32" x 40", 2015

 Spring, watercolor on paper, 11" x 15 1/4". 2014

Spring, watercolor on paper, 11" x 15 1/4". 2014

  The Dark Side of the Mountain, acrylic on paper, 31x39, 2015

The Dark Side of the Mountain, acrylic on paper, 31x39, 2015

 Blue Eyes, watercolor on paper, 13 3/8" x 16

Blue Eyes, watercolor on paper, 13 3/8" x 16

  Dawn, acrylic on paper, 32" x 40", 2015

 Dawn, acrylic on paper, 32" x 40", 2015

 Mid Winter Mirage  Crossing the Green", acrylic on paper, 31"x39"

Mid Winter Mirage  Crossing the Green", acrylic on paper, 31"x39"



 Tree, watercolor on paper, 9 7/8" x 6 7/8"

Tree, watercolor on paper, 9 7/8" x 6 7/8"

 Emergence, oil on canvas, 11" x 14"

Emergence, oil on canvas, 11" x 14"

 Many Shades of Grey, oil on canvas, 8" x 10"

Many Shades of Grey, oil on canvas, 8" x 10"

 November, oil on canvas, 11" x 14"

November, oil on canvas, 11" x 14"

 On Blue, oil on canvas, 9" x 9"

On Blue, oil on canvas, 9" x 9"

 On Shore, oil on canvas, 12" x 16"

On Shore, oil on canvas, 12" x 16"

 At the Edge of Night, watercolor on paper, 8 7/8" x 11 1/2"

At the Edge of Night, watercolor on paper, 8 7/8" x 11 1/2"

 Sleeping Mountain, oil on canvas, 10" x 10"

Sleeping Mountain, oil on canvas, 10" x 10"

 Two Blues, oil on canvas, 10" x 8"

Two Blues, oil on canvas, 10" x 8"

 Snow is Coming, watercolor on paper, 5.5" x9"

Snow is Coming, watercolor on paper, 5.5" x9"

 Conversation, watercolor on paper, 13 7/8" x 16 

Conversation, watercolor on paper, 13 7/8" x 16 

 Boy, watercolor on paper, 9 7/8" x 6 7/8"

Boy, watercolor on paper, 9 7/8" x 6 7/8"

 Early Morning, watercolor on paper, 11 7/8" x 8

Early Morning, watercolor on paper, 11 7/8" x 8

 Last Night in the Half Light, watercolor on paper, 11 1/4 x 14 1/4" 

Last Night in the Half Light, watercolor on paper, 11 1/4 x 14 1/4" 

 Bird in the Hand, watercolor on paper, 13 7/8" x 16

Bird in the Hand, watercolor on paper, 13 7/8" x 16

 Grey Green Pink", watercolor and gouache on paper, 16"x14"

Grey Green Pink", watercolor and gouache on paper, 16"x14"

 Hark", watercolor on paper, 13 7/8" x 16 3/4

Hark", watercolor on paper, 13 7/8" x 16 3/4