FROM THE PRESS RELEASE:
Goodwin Fine Art is pleased to announce a showing of new work by Monique Crine. The Denver-based artist is known for her photo-based/realist paintings. This series focuses on images of JFK taken by her paternal grandfather in 1963, two months before JFK’s assassination. The images are from the President’s dedication of Grey Towers, known today as the Pinchot Institute for Conservation, located in Milford, Pennsylvania, and 2013 serves as the 50-year anniversary of the dedication of the images, as well as Kennedy’s death.
The series of paintings tell a twofold narrative: The first is the subject of JFK prior to assassination, and the second is the relationship between the artist and her family, as connected by JFK. In the artist’s own words Crine shares:
“I was further intrigued by this era in US history when I discovered that two months after my paternal Grandfather photographed him in Pennsylvania, my maternal Grandfather was a witness to the assassination of JFK in Dallas (and was also the witness who discovered Lee Harvey Oswald in the Texas School Book Depository Building). Kennedy was significant to me not because of who he was as a president, but how he linked my families together. I did not know my maternal Grandfather growing up nor as an adult, so this president and those photograph have (in a very abstract) way served as a stand-in.”
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