Rose Burlingham Fine Arts at Lindsey Brown Upstate Studio presents:

Mary Carlson, Bluebird on Wall, 7x3x2", porcelain, 2007                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

The second in a series of weekend art exhibits with a poetry reading in an outdoor setting,
curated by Rose Burlingham in a 200 year old barn studio on 2.5 colorful tree lined acres
in the heart of Dutchess County.


New York abstract painter Cora Cohen is known for opulent paintings that draw on contemporary
urban and philosophical sources.  Their rich visuality invokes aspects of American modernism and
European art informal.  Jason McCoy in New York, Gallerie Ahnlund in Umeå, and Markus Winter
in Berlin represent her work which is in the collections of the Swedish State Art Council, The
Weatherspoon Art Museum, Yale University, Widener Library, and The Museum of Modern Art,
New York.  Recent awards include a Gottlieb Foundation Award.   She has also been the recipient
of the Pollock Krasner award, an NEA award, and a New York State Council in the Arts award.
Her current exhibit, Oblique Forms, Spray Paint Paintings, Photographs, The Hybrid Indexical
Adventure Series at Abaton Garage in Jersey City runs through October 31, 2007.  Her next solo
exhibition will be at Michael Steinberg Fine Art, New York in the spring of 2008.

Mary Carlson's delicate porcelain sculptures of broken birds take a poetic view of the distressed
natural world, her small cast bronze flying figures are shown here for the first time.  She has
exhibited in the The Interrupted Life, The New Museum, New York 1991, the Venice Biennale
1995, Museo Correr, Engel, Kunsthalle am Wien, Vienna in 1997. She has had solo shows at Max
Protetch Gallery, New York. Holly Solomon Gallery, New York; Bill Maynes Gallery, New York.
In 1993 she was the recipient of a   Guggenheim Fellowship.

Lindsey Brown is an artist and curator based in Brooklyn and Dutchess County. In a convergence
between the documentation of her nightly dreams and day to day inspiration from nature, her mixed
media paintings, prints and drawings layer imagery with text, poured paint, gold leaf, drawings and
collaged elements to create map-like, diaristic dreamscapes.  Her work is in the permanent collection
of The Portland Art Museum.  Awards and fellowships include Jane Geuting Camp Award from the
Virginia Center for Creative Arts and fellowships to Yaddo, NISDA, and Atlantic Center for the Arts.
Her work has most recently been exhibited at Rose Burlingham Contemporary Watercolor in NYC, Ruth
Bachofner Gallery in Santa Monica CA, and Susan Schomberg in Santa Monica, CA and The Parrish Art
Museum in South Hampton. Lindsey Brown Gallery in Chelsea    was in operation from 2001-2003. She
presently works from her studio in Clinton Corners, NY.

Joanne Howard, painter, sculptor and installation artist, lives and works in Nyack, NY. Howard's work is
primarily concerned with nature and its influence on our sense of aesthetics and order.  Her paintings on
stretched camouflage fabric explore the relationship between manufactured patterns and those found in nature. 
Currently Howard has an installation at the Carriage House (Projects '07) at the Islip Art Museum and in Spring
2008 will install a video piece as part of Projects 08' in the Glyndor Gallery at Wave Hill in the Bronx. 
In January 2006 she had a solo exhibition "Red Wall" at Rose Burlingham Contemporary Watercolor, and
exhibited at Kentler International Drawing Space and Henry Street Settlement.  Howard has been designing
sets for Brooklyn based Big Dance Theater since 1992. Her most recent set design was for Plan B
at the Dance Theater Workshop.

Christopher Stackhouse is a writer and visual artist living and working in Brooklyn. He has shown at White Box,
Wilmer Jennings Gallery. Seismosis, with John Keene, a book of line drawings was published in 2006. He is
the author of Slip (Corollary Press), a Cave Canem graduate fellow, a poetry editor at Fence magazine,
and a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow in Poetry for 2005. An MFA candidate at Bard College,
Stackhouse organizes the First Tuesdays poetry series.

Stephen Westfall, an artist and writer living in New York, is known for colorful geometric paintings that draw
on multi-cultural and historical sources for a rich pattern language that also invokes aspects of Pop and realism. 
Lennon Weinberg Gallery in New York, Galerie Wilma Lock in Switzerland, and Wade Wilson Gallery in
Houston represent his paintings.  His work is in the collections of The Albertina Museum, Vienna; The Baltimore
Museum of Art; the Hammer Museum of Contemporary Art, The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art,
Kansas City, The Munson Williams Proctor Institute, Utica, and The Louisiana Museum, Hummelbak, Denmark.
Recent awards include a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship in Painting for 2007, a Nancy Graves Fellowship
in 2006, and both the Academy Award and Purchase Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2002. 
He has also received three NEA awards and two New York State Council in the Arts awards.

New York based painter Mary Jones works on paper incorporate watercolor, photographic transfers and plant forms
in complex mandala like configurations. She has had solo exhibitions in NYC with Tom Cugliani, Jeffrey Coploff
and  Bill Maynes, Cenci Gallery in Rome, Robert Green in San Francisco and  most recently at Jancar Gallery in
Los Angeles which received reviews by the LA Times, Art News and Art in America.  She received a California
Arts Council Award. She currently has work in "Diving in the Ditch of Des Essientes" in Chelsea. Her work had
been featured in several shows through Lindsey Brown Gallery including  "Four Painters" in 2001 and the first
Dutch Barn Show in June 07'. Jones has curated and written about art extensively. She has taught at the University
of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Claremont Graduate program, Parsons and has been an adjunct professor at
Rhode Island School of Design since 2000.


Mary Donnelly is a Brooklyn-based poet whose work has appeared in Indiana Review, The Brooklyn Rail,
The Iowa Review, The Hat, Open City, Crowd, 5AM and Hunger Mountain. She received the Ruth Stone
Prize in poetry in 2004 as well as the Mad Alex Arts reading Fellowship in 1996 and 2000. She is an MFA
graduate of Bennington College and Columbia University and an editor of Failbetter and The DMQ Review
and Executive Director for the "Reading Between A and B" series in
the East Village.
She also teaches poetry through Gotham Writers' Workshop.

Poet Sam Truitt lives in New York and is the author of the forthcoming titles Vertical Elegies: Three Works
and Street Mete and the previously published Vertical Elegies 5: The Section and Anamorphosis Eisenhower,
among other books. An excerpt of Raton Rex (from Three Works) was selected for 2002 Best American Poetry
(Scribner), and his work has been anthologized in American Poetry: The Next Generation (Carnegie Mellon, 2000).
His poems are forthcoming or have appeared in Fence, Ploughshares, Denver Quarterly, Boston Review, Explosive,
Jacket, Talisman, and First Intensity, among other journals, His critical writing and reviews; in Fulcrum 5: An
Annual of Poetry and
Aesthetics, Interim, and the American Book Review. His works of visual poetry have been
exhibited at the Rothstein Gallery, Tonic and the St. Marks Poetry Project. He received a 1995 Fund for Poetry grant
and been awarded residencies at Yaddo, The MacDowell Colony and Vermont Studio Center. He won the 2002
Contemporary Poetry Series Award from
the University of Georgia Press.

Susan Kinsolving is a New York based poet. Her books include The White Eyelash published by Grove Press in
2003, Dailies and Rushes, a finalist for the National Book Crtitcs Circle in 1999 and Among Flowers. She is a
member of the graduate writing faculty at Bennington College and has received fellowships from the Swiss,
Ledig-Rowohlt Foundation, the Ragdale Foundation, Yaddo in 1988,'89,' 90 and others. Her poems have appeared
in the Paris Review, The Nation, The new Republic, The Connecticut Review, Harvard Magazine, Antioch Review,
Yale Review Grand Street, The Washington Post, The New York Times Book Review and more. Susan has taught
poetry at Bennington College, University of Connecticut, Southampton College, Chautauqua Institute,
Willard Men's Prison and California Institute of the Arts. A recipient of several international fellowships,
she was poet in-residence at The Camargo Foundation of France, 2007.