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Blue Territory: a meditation on the life and art of Joan Mitchell
February 5, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
“Robin Lippincott’s Blue Territory avoids the tedium of a detailed life chronicle. Instead he delivers a beautiful meditative essay that captures Joan Mitchell’s essence. Mitchell was an immensely innovative and acclaimed painter who was a part of a very male abstract expressionist world. As the world has changed she has gradually overcome some of the under appreciation that comes with being a woman in what was viewed as a man’s environment. Lippincott’s poetic compilation of several moments of Joan’s life, gives us insight into her genius and humanity.”
————–Pat Greene, curator/director Gallery of Avalon Island
About the author: Robin Lippincott has two books new books: Blue Territory: A Meditation on the Life and Art of Joan Mitchell, his take on the American abstract expressionist painter. And in the spring of 2016, Robin’s collaboration with Spalding MFA graduate Julia Watts, Rufus + Syd, a novel for young adults, will be released. Robin is also the author of the novels In the Meantime, Our Arcadia, and Mr. Dalloway, as well as a short story collection, The ‘I’ Rejected. Robin’s fiction has received nominations for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, the Pushcart Prize, the American Library Association Roundtable Award, the Independent Book Award, and the Lambda Literary Award. For ten years he reviewed mostly art and photography books for The New York Times Book Review. His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in over thirty journals, including The Paris Review, Fence, Bloom, American Short Fiction, Memorious, The Literary Review, Provincetown Arts, The Louisville Review, and The Bloomsbury Review, and his fiction has been anthologized in The Women We Love, M2M: New Literary Fiction, as well as Rebel Yell and Rebel Yell 2. He has held many fellowships at Yaddo, and a fellowship at the MacDowell Colony. He lives in the Boston area.