Prescott artist Jan Marshall will give an Artist Talk and slideshow presentation about her artwork at the Coconino Center for the Arts on Thursday, July 16, at 7pm. The Talk accompanies Marshall’s exhibition in the Jewel Gallery: The Space Between. The artist will discuss her entire body of work including and distinct from her exhibition.
Marshall has been creating art since the 1970s with painting and drawing being the primary focus of her practice. She has a BA in Painting and Drawing and her work can be found in private collections throughout the United States.
Exploring a contemplative relationship with nature and humanity, her paintings and drawings are abstract with reference to landscapes of both the psyche and the physical world. Working in series, primarily in oil, pastel, watercolor, and ink, she depicts this journey with subtle transitions of color and minimal form. The paintings vary in size from small-scale individual pieces to large-scale triptychs up to seventeen feet wide. Each series comprises multiple works and follows a concept through related expressions of time, space, or place.
“The Space Between series, has evolved out of years of observing the vast horizon of the desert landscape and the sea. I am intrigued by the horizontal line that forms where a receding landscape creates a crisp intersection at the horizon of earth or sky, and the lyrical play of color and light that occurs above and below that line. I seek to engage the viewer in that place where the edges of time and space intersect. Through the paintings I investigate the fleeting moment that we, as a species, occupy in the timeline of the world: suggesting that which existed before us and lies beneath us, and that which exists beyond us and above us.”
Learn more about Jan Marshall at her website.
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