Syzygy Gallery The History
The Malerhof Gallery in the greater Munich area was the first gallery established and owned by Christina Jarmolinski and Rob de Koter.
The gallery was situated in a 150 years old farm house.Their idea was to show their work as well as other European Artists. Christina attached a School of Art to the gallery, where she taught children and adults alike accompanying many young artist to the prestigious Art Academy of Munich and the University of Augsburg. Her young students have gone on studying art to become professional artists and art therapists.
After relocating to Florida Christina Jarmolinski was offered a partnership in Bonnie’s & Christina’s Art Gallery in Matlacha, Florida. One year later a new constellation was created. Rob de Koter and Christina Jarmolinski opened their new gallery Syzygy Gallery LLC. SyZyGy Gallery was introduced and existed for 1 year in Matlacha, becoming the Art Gallery for Contemporary Art, Mosaics, Art Furniture and Jewelry.
Syzygy Gallery still offers Bonnie Beer’s furniture designs in their premises.
History of the name Syzygy Gallery in South West Florida
Formerly, in the 1990’s, a gallery known as Syzygy existed in Royal Palms in Fort Myers. It was the leading gallery, with the most positive exposure of well known artists of SW Florida.
The owners and curators then were Elaine Hayse and the late Sally Maitland. It was a very eclectic gallery with much offered from paintings to art objects of minute size. The artists of the vicinity, members of the gallery, were supported in their art endeavor by these very rigorous and knowledgeable curators. Their mission was to promote art in Fort Myers. It was an exciting gallery with many positive attributes.
At that time Christina Jarmolinski, moved back to the States from Europe, where she had resided for many years, developing her art and teaching as a free- lance art educator. Elaine and Sally noticed her art, promoting her art with vigor. Syzygy was a vital stepping stone for Christina in Fort Myers. At that time Christina was also offered a one woman show in the Alliance for the Arts. Back then there was a close tie between those galleries. They were all supported and enhanced through Robert Rauschenberg’s art and influence. Somewhere around the end of the 90’s it dissolved leaving a void.
Arts for Act Gallery, of Fort Myers, with their curator Claudia Goode then filled this space.
The meaning of SyZyGy
“syzygy is a kind of unity, especially through coordination or alignment, most commonly used in the astronomical and/or astrological sense. Syzygy is derived from the Late Latin syzygia, "conjunction," from the Greek syzygos. Syzygial, adjective of syzygy, describes the alignment of three or more celestial bodies in the same gravitational system along a line.”
Christina Jarmolinski and Rob de Koter are proud to carry the spirit of the name Syzygy Gallery into the 21st century.