Margaret Withers

tired of reading the Eternities California Dreamin' rich time, cash poor An everyman's flight from distraction I didn't know you meant now

Work1 Title: tired of reading the eternities Year: 2015 Materials: flashe paint, ink, acrylic gouache, wood, small people, telephone poles;1960 Ford F100 Pickup Truck Dimensions: H 49.5 W 79.5 D 5 Work2 Title: California Dreamin’ Year: 2015 Materials: Flashe paint, ink, acrylic gouache on linen with driftwood, small people, Bugatti Veyron, telephone poles Dimensions: H 61.5 W 49.5 D 5 Work3 Title: rich time, cash poor Year: 2015 Materials: flashe paint, ink, acrylic gouache, wood, small people, telephone poles;Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Dimensions: H 49.5 W 79.5 D 5 Work4 Title: An everyman’s flight from distraction Year: 2015 Materials: flashe paint, ink, acrylic gouache on linen, wood, small people, telephone poles;1972 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Dimensions: H 79.5 W 49.5 D 4 Work5 Title: I didn’t know you meant now Year: 2015 Materials: flashe paint, ink, acrylic gouache on linen, wood, small people, Porsche 356 Speedster, telephone poles Dimensions: H 61.5 W 49.5 D 4

Statement:

I create different series of visual art that have their bases in abstraction and narrative, these sets alternate between stylistically thematic groups of paintings, photographic/paint mash-ups, three-dimensional paintings and digital art. Stylistically, they contain a layering of lines, geometric and biomorphic shapes, and are bold in color palette.  They almost always incorporate recognizable icons or juxtapositions of visual narrative elements, such as homes, telephone poles and other architectural structures. These icons are pictorial representations for habitation and human connection.  The larger context being the complexity of the physical and emotional space in the dwellings and the surrounding ‘landscape’.

Resume:

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2013 One Mind’s Imagining into Another at Landau Gallery, Belmont, MA
2012 Painting the American Anti-Story at Arcilesi & Homberg Fine Art (AHA), Brooklyn, NY
2010 feeling untethered I laid down my memories at Amos Eno Gallery, NY, NY

Group Exhibition
2014 La Bellone Fait Le Mur! Trésor Caché at La Bellone, Brussels, Belgium
2014 The Intuitionist curated by Lisa Sigal at The Drawing Center, NY, NY
2014 Déjà vu, NoOSphere Gallery, curated by ArtForProgress, NY, NY
2014 Home, Therese A. Maloney Art Gallery, curated by Ginny Butera, Morristown, NJ
2014 Shifting Alterity:Otherness in our Social Landscape,Skylight Gallery,curator:Vida Sabbaghi,NY, NY
2014 AS | Orchard, curated by Jill Conner at Orchard 33, NY, NY
2014  Layers, curated by Aimee Hertog at City Without Walls, Newark, NJ
2014 The Democracy of Drawing at AirSpace Projects, Sydney, Australia
2014 Other Worlds at Skylight Gallery, curated by Jill Slaymaker, NY, NY
2013 Abstraction  at William Baczek Fine Art, Northampton, MA
2013 Striations at G Gallery, curated by Diane Barber, Houston, Texas
2013 Connecting the Dots at ISE Cultural Foundation, curated by Lovina Purple NY, NY
2013 Unhinged at Pierogi Gallery, NY, NY
2013 AS Boom and Bloom at The Phatory, curated by Jill Conner, NY, NY
2012 Das Wird Sich Alles Finden at Bloc Project Space, Sheffield, UK

RESIDENCIES AND AWARDS
2015 Artist Grant Vermont Studio Residency
2014 BWAC, Best in Show, Gold, Awarded by curator Paulina Pobocha of MoMA
2013 USA Project Grant for “one mind’s imaging into another”, New York
2013 Fellowship, Millay Colony for the Arts, Austerlitz NY
2013 Artist Grant Vermont Studio Residency
2012 Art Kudos International – ‘Award of Distinction’ judged by David Cohen of ArtCritical
2012 SAAC; Best in Show, awarded by Curator Manuela Well-Off-Man
2012 BWAC; Best Watercolor, awarded by Curator Brooke Kamin Rapaport

Place: New York, NY

Contact: mwithers.artwork@gmail.com

Website: http://margaretwithers.com/paintings