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Barbara Marks

Recollection, No. 37, 2016, Acryla gouache, flashe, and graphite on gessoed panel, 16" x16", $1,200
Recollection, No. 20, 2016, Acryla gouache, flashe, and graphite on gessoed panel, 8" x 8", $600
Recollection, No. 21, 2016, Acryla gouache, flashe, and graphite on gessoed panel, 8" x 8", $600
Recollection, No. 22, 2016, Acryla gouache, flashe, and graphite on gessoed panel, 8" x 8", $600
Recollection, No. 27, 2016, Acryla gouache, flashe, and graphite on gessoed panel, 8" x 8", $600
Recollection, No. 33, 2016, Acryla gouache, flashe, and graphite on gessoed panel, 16" x16", $1,200
Recollection, No. 35, 2016, Acryla gouache, flashe, and graphite on gessoed panel, 16" x16", $1,200
Recollection, No. 5, 2016, Acryla gouache, flashe, and graphite on gessoed panel, 8" x 8", $600
Recollection, No. 6, 2016, Acryla gouache, flashe, and graphite on gessoed panel, 8" x 8", $600
Recollection, No. 36, Acryla gouache, flashe, and graphite on gessoed panel, 16" x 16", $1,200

Artist Statement

My colorful paintings are rooted in direct observation and memory. Fusing reality and invention, they suggest ordinary objects, eccentric landscapes, and quirky interior spaces. In my work, I oscillate between geometric and representational abstraction—driven by my interest in economy of expression, and my belief in the role that color can play in the situation of a particular painting. My primary medium is color—everything else falls into place to support that. I am interested in color for its own sake—color as form; color as content. Beauty and craft are important to me. My work evades being neatly pigeonholed into a genre or a 'style.' I paint what interests me in whatever way I feel like painting it. I favor a small, square format, and I work in series. I am currently at work on "Recollection," a series of small-scale, square, paintings-on-panel. My long-term plan is to grow the series into a large-scale project by making many small-scale paintings that, when installed as a group, will take on a monumental scale.

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