Gail Whitsitt-Lynch (1949-2017)

Gail Whitsitt-Lynch, photograph by Scott Lapham.

Gail Whitsitt-Lynch, photograph by Scott Lapham.

Gail Whitsitt-Lynch’s art reflects her curiosity and fascination with animate structures, examining how and why they appear over and over again in nature. With her work she hopes to draw viewers into a dialogue, intending to widen the definition of artists’ community. She explores a variety of materials, both two- and three-dimensional. Wood is the material she first learned to carve, studying with sculptor Arnold Prince. Stone is her alternative carving choice, offering technical challenges and different sensibilities than wood. Whitsitt-Lynch makes drawings and prints on paper as well. Her projects have included a monumental ferrocement Eagle at Roger Williams Park, commissioned for the Bicentennial in 1976, and treatment rooms for young cancer patients at Hasbro Children’s Hospital. For over forty years, the artist has shared her vision through teaching, both college curriculum and residencies throughout Rhode Island.

Source: NetWorks 2015 – 2016 Catalogue

Facing Forward on All Sides, 2013 Maple, 9 x 14 x 36 in.

Facing Forward on All Sides, 2013
Maple, 9 x 14 x 36 in.


Video by: Richard Goulis
Additional video: Mike Turecamo
Executive Producer: Joseph A. Chazan, M.D.

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- Highlighting the work of selected artists who have played vital roles in shaping the contemporary visual arts community in Rhode Island. This collection of brief video portraits provides a window into the lives, practices, and cultural contributions of professional artists.

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