“The Divine and Perfect Ecstacy” 
An abstract interpretation of Jack Kerouac’s “Visions of Gerard” 

Encaustic Prints and Paintings 
by Barbara Gagel 

October 11 to November 3, 2012 
172 Middle Street 
Lowell, MA 01852 

Opening Reception: 
Friday, October 11, 2013 
5 P.M. to 8 P.M. 

Gallery times: 
Lowell Celebrates Kerouac Weekend 
Saturday and Sunday 
October 12 - 13 
11 A.M. to 4 P.M. 

Talk by Roger Brunelle, Lowell’s well known tour guide of Kerouac background and writings 
Saturday, October 12, 2013 
1 P.M. 

Gallery open for the weekends of 
October 19 - 20
October 26 - 27
 November 2nd - 3rd 
12 P.M. to 5 P.M. 

Visions of Gerard is Kerouac’s prolonged meditation on his older, saintly brother Gerard, 
who died at the age of nine (Jack was four at the time) of rheumatic fever.   
Unique among Jack Kerouac's novels, Visions of Gerard, focuses on the scenes and 
sensations of childhood as they were revealed in the short tragic-happy life of his saintly 
brother, Gerard. Set in Kerouac's hometown of Lowell, Massachusetts, it is an unsettling, 
beautiful, and sad exploration of the meaning and precariousness of existence, and was the 
conerstone of many of his writings. Artist, Barbara Gagel uses the encaustic print and 
painting methods to capture the saintly beauty of passages in abstract form..


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