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Mary Long to speak

Event Date: 
Oct 16 2017 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: 
Jason's Deli at 3473 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN

The Artists' Link Business meeting is 6:30-7:00 and many of us come around 5:30 to eat together.

“Mary Long creates paintings and mixed media artworks. By applying abstraction, Long creates intense personal moments masterfully created by means of rules and omissions, acceptance and refusal, luring the viewer round and round in circles.

"Her paintings are often about contact with architecture and basic living elements. Energy (heat, light, water), space and landscape are examined in less obvious ways and sometimes developed in absurd ways. By exploring the concept of landscape in a nostalgic way, she focuses on the idea of ‘public space’ and more specifically on spaces where anyone can do anything at any given moment: the non-private space, the non-privately owned space, space that is economically uninteresting. Her works doesn’t reference recognizable form. The results are deconstructed to the extent that meaning is shifted and possible interpretation becomes multifaceted. In a search for new methods to ‘read the city’, she investigates the dynamics of landscape, including the manipulation of its effects and the limits of spectacle based on our assumptions of what landscape means to us. Rather than presenting a factual reality, an illusion is fabricated to conjure the realms of our imagination.

"Her works establish a link between the landscape’s reality and that imagined by its conceiver.

"These works focus on concrete questions that determine our existence.”
- Nicole Haney 2017

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Mary Long to speak