Gallery Annabeth MarksMarch 18–April 22, 2017
White Columns is pleased to present the first New York solo exhibition by Annabeth Marks. In this exhibition, Marks presents new paintings on canvas and painted deconstructed garments.
Working with fragmentation and collage, Marks paints on loose sheets of canvas that are then cut, reassembled, and further painted on. Similarly the garment pieces employ both construction and deconstruction as a means of making. Painting fragments migrate between forms, lending a sense of mobility to these works.
The stretched paintings evoke landscapes and topographies. While painting Marks builds image and pictorial space using color as the structure. In these works color is also the matter that moves between forms. Drawing from the artist’s interest in plants known for their simultaneous medicinal and poisonous potential, Marks' makes paintings that “contain the possibility for two characteristics that are considered to be binaries…locating areas in which a dual oppositional space exists within one 'body’.”
In the jacket works, Marks carefully deconstructs, paints, and combines second hand coats along their seams to expose a "skeleton" form. Through cutting and painting these objects the artist collapses their interior and exterior space. These linear forms then begin to mirror the visual language of the stretched paintings. At times “the jacket and the paintings reflect each other, at times the jacket is the figure in the painting’s landscape, the painting is the landscape caught in the jacket’s web.”
Annabeth Marks (b.1986) lives and works in New York. She received her MFA in painting from the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College and her BFA from Rhode Island School of Design. Marks' work has been included in recent group exhibitions at Halsey McKay (2016); CANADA Gallery (2016); Moskowitz Bayse (2016); and Rachel Uffner Gallery (2015). Marks’ collaboration with Eckhaus Latta was included in Greater New York, MoMa PS1 (2015). In 2016, Marks curated the exhibition 'Doris Staffel' at White Columns.
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New York NY 10014