Ann Knickerbocker

My husband, Charles Tarlton, and I moved to Northampton in December 2014 from San Francisco. Gallery One Connecticut will be holding a group exhibition at the Marquee Gallery in New London, Connecticut. My painting, "You Must Thrash This Out for Yourself" will be included.The opening will be Friday, September 17, 2017. And, coming up, I will be exhibiting with Rhys Davies at the Hope and Feathers Gallery in Amherst, Massachusetts from October 5-28, 2017, and we will each be painting in the gallery!

My paintings and prints, "For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her," were exhibited at the Emily Dickinson Museum during the Amherst (Massachusetts) Art Walk on September 1, 2016. "Collaboration" (my husband's three poems about my three paintings) appeared in three consecutive issues of The Ekphrastic Review, beginning on June 26, 2016. I am a member of Gallery One CT, and a former member of Gallery A3 in Amherst and Gallery Route One in Point Reyes Station, California. My paintings have been accepted into juried shows at the Essex Art association, where I am an elected artist, and in the 105th Juried Annual of The Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts in June and July, 2016. I had a solo show at Cider House Media in Easthampton in September 2015 and was selected for the Northampton Biennial in October, 2015.

The title of this painting comes from one of my husband’s discarded notes. He is a retired political philosophy professor and has more time, now, to be a poet. The phrase seems right to me, as I began this painting a year ago. It first took one form, then another, until it became so dense that I just could not see it anymore. I began to pare it down and away with a sander, and it became clear to me... it is all one level now, the surface smooth and ‘equal,’ and it seems calm and complete.