Marilyn Kirsch

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Artwork
City Reclaimed by Birds, oil on canvas, 60 inches x 64 inches, 2009, part of the ongoing series "The Worn City"
Facing East, 60 inches x 64 inches, 2008, part of the ongoing series "The Worn City"
The Red Guide, 60 inches x 64 inches, 2008, part of the ongoing series "The Worn City"
City of Islands, 60 inches x 64 inches, 2009, part of the ongoing series "The Worn City"
Photographic Memory I, oil on canvas, 34 inches x 36 inches, 2008, part of the ongoing series "Reality and Metaphor"
Marilyn
Kirsch
Artist's Statement

My work is somewhere between abstract and completely non-objective. I am interested in the tension that occurs when perception is not absolutely clear.

I utilize both a control of the medium and an allowance for the accidental. Shifts of the image occur while I work and become part of the finished piece.
The completed painting is my response to the unsettling relationship between random acts and carefully planned decisions. Also, with each work, I try to balance the physical properties of the material used and the metaphorical content of the image.

With the ideas of ambiguity and perception in mind, I have also been investigating how meaning can be found where it is not intended. Totally random marks of paint can seem to be images of real things, like finding pictures in the clouds.

Bio/Resume

More complete and current information is on my website:
www.marilynkirsch.com

EDUCATION

1976 MFA, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts

1973 BFA, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, Massachusetts

SELECTED RECENT SOLO AND TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2009 Wexler Gallery
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2-person exhibition with furniture artist Vivian Beer

2006 H. Pelham Curtis Gallery
New Canaan, Connecticut
The Worn City

2005 The University of Szeged
Szeged, Hungary
Paintings that Fit in a Suitcase