Giuseppe Ungaretti, Ann McGarrell, trans.
This Limited Edition features Giuseppe Ungaretti translations in 38 pages, including the Italian, as appendix. 14 images from Margaret Lampe Kannenstine's paintings intersperse the text.
From Luminous Shade poignantly combines Ann McGarrell’s translations of poems from Giuseppe Ungaretti’s Il Dolore (Sorrow) with the paintings of Margaret Lampe Kannenstine. Their dialogue of words and images emerges from the deep loss each artist experienced with the death of a son. Kannenstine’s paintings, created during her son David’s final stages of pancreatic cancer, evoke seasons of emotion conveyed through masterful use of color. McGarrell’s translations from the Italian of modernist poet Giuseppe Ungaretti were originally written in memory of Ungaretti’s young son. Ann’s son, Flores (Flo) McGarrell, died in the January 2010 earthquake that devastated Haiti.
McGarrell, of Newbury, VT, describes her work as “internationally unknown.” She won the PEN/Renato Poggioli prize for best translation from Italian in 1997 and has been awarded writing residencies at the Ligurian Study Center in Bogliasco, Italy; Sanskriti Kendra, New Delhi; and the Albers Foundation, Connecticut.
Known for her expressive use of color, Kannenstine, of Woodstock, VT, has shown extensively throughout New England, including the Flynn Theater Gallery in Burlington, VT; the Elsa Mott Ives Gallery in NYC; and New Hampshire College in Manchester. Her work is in various collections, including The Columbus Museum of Art in Columbus, OH; The Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH; and The Springfield Art Museum in Springfield, MO. Kannenstine co-chaired the Vermont Arts Council 40th Anniversary Celebration, served on the Vermont Council on Culture and Innovation and was the Chair of the Board of the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT.