Monday, September 17, 2012

Marilyn Marshall at Sechelt Art Centre Sept 19 to Oct 7

The Sunshine Coast Arts Council invites you to see Marilyn Marshall's recent paintings on canvas and paper in a show called Joie de Vivre: The Surreal Edge, from September 19 to October 7, with opening reception 7-9 pm September 19 at the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre in Sechelt.

Joie de Vivre is a show about organic nature at its liveliest. The paintings on canvas are of budding and burgeoning plants, ageing trees, languishing vegetables, people dancing, embracing, giving birth. But they are works of imagination, often surreal in ambiguous contexts, looming from the canvas, or sharing attributes of multiple organisms. Contrasting with these are smaller abstract paintings in acrylic and ink on paper; often minutely detailed, suggesting microscopic biological cross-sections. In a few works on paper the macro- and micro-views are there simultaneously, as in a dancing couple with innards and skin blossoms on show. The surreal impulse of this work is often abetted by letting the painting ensue from hand-pressed mono-prints.

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