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Vassar's Palmer Gallery presents an exhibition of works by contemporary artist Donise English, December 1, 2011 - January 6, 2012.

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY—The James W. Palmer Gallery at Vassar College will present the exhibition Process + Content: Paintings by Donise English, featuring three bodies of related work by this renowned contemporary artist.

As the title of the exhibition suggests, English says, “the process of working becomes the content of the piece.” She explains, “All of the paintings are made with multiple layers of information that are visual and ideological responses to the previous layers and by accumulating or obscuring, emphasize the pictorial space and the shapes, lines and colors that inhabit it.”

English earned a bachelor of science in art history at the State University of New York at New Paltz and a master of fine arts in painting at Bard College. She is an associate professor of studio art at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, and also serves as chair of Marist’s Art Department. Her work has been exhibited extensively, in solo and group shows, throughout New York State and at several prestigious venues throughout the nation. (

Process + Content: Paintings by Donise English will be on view from Thursday, December 1 through Friday, January 6 in the Palmer Gallery located on the first floor of Vassar’s historic Main Building (College Center). (Please note the college will be closed for semester break from Friday, December 23-Monday, January 2.) There will be an artist reception on Thursday, December 1, from 4:30-6:30pm. Both the exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.

About the James W. Palmer III Gallery

Situated between the North Atrium and the Retreat cafeteria, the James W. Palmer III Gallery is at the heart of the College Center. Constructed in 1996, the gallery was named and endowed by the Palmer family in 2000 in memory of their son James, a member of the class of 1990. Serving as an exhibition space for artwork created within and beyond the Vassar community, the gallery displays art of diverse mediums, themes, and origins.  

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Vassar College is a highly selective, coeducational, independent, residential liberal arts college founded in 1861.

Posted by Office of Communications Tuesday, November 22, 2011