EXHIBITION: Ann Marshall & Matthew Wood

3 Jun 2007

0705marshexhib2_419x600 The Gallery at Lincoln Center will present the New York City debut of Ann Marshall and Matthew Wood June 7th through June 30.

Ann Marshall & Matthew Wood
June 7 through June 31
The Gallery at Lincoln Center
New York, New York
(212) 875-5017

The Gallery at Lincoln Center will present the New York City debut of Ann Marshall and Matthew Wood June 7th through June 30.

Beneath their initial decadent impression, Ann Marshall's evocative paper creations hint at the uneasy compromise of individuals existing in chaotic, conflicting, and sometimes overwhelming environments. Her accomplished technique marries many contradictions: the traditional and contemporary; materialism and humanism; ultrarefined pastel renderings and recycled women's magazines. All are visually merged into something intuitive, sophisticated, and curiously organic. Uneasily steeped in a bizarre biological or material decadence, her subjects remain absorbed by their own individual narratives and inner realities. The complicated result is slightly unsettling and startlingly beautiful.

Matthew Wood's work has been influenced by Cubism, Abstract Expressionism,  Minimalism, and theories surrounding New Abstraction. By engaging in a process consisting of drawing, photography, cutting, and layering, Wood creates his vibrant works known as “biomorphagrams.” Wood began this process by photographing pedestrian shadows and allowing these forms to evolve into abstract singular representations. By placing his resulting symbols into compositions, he created his visual language.

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Alice & William
by Ann Marshall, 2006, pastel and paper collage, 30 x 27 ½. All artwork this exhibition collection the artist.
The Empire’s Daughter
by Ann Marshall, 2007, pastel and paper collage, 44 x 66 ½.
Olivia
by Ann Marshall, 2006, pastel and paper collage, 19 x 25.


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Inkagram No. 1
by Matthew Wood, 2006, ink on paper,
13 x 9.
Inkagram No. 3
by Matthew Wood, 2006, ink on paper,
6 ½ x 8.
Inkagram No. 4
by Matthew Wood, 2006, ink on paper,
8 x 6 ½.

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Sourav Chakrabarti wrote
on 5 Jun 2007 4:51 PM
Ann Marshall's creations are so live and different.
J Beerbaum wrote
on 7 Jun 2007 11:23 AM
These pastels are exquisite! This is what the medium ws meant to be. The fact that they were also incorporated into a collage successfully is extraordinary.
corinne wrote
on 11 Jun 2007 8:46 AM
Beautiful, intense, delicate, and totally absorbs the viewer into the intensity of the painting
Gabriel wrote
on 6 Jul 2007 7:34 PM
Great!?