susan marx
Sensorial Realms
Agora Gallery
New York,NY
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Sensorial Realms
December 23 - January 15, 2015
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 8, 2015, 6-8 pm

Tulip Field   Acrylic on Canvas   30" x 24"
About the Artist

Susan Marx’s wildly colorful paintings are joyous translations of image into hue. Marx paints the outside world, working en plein air, with her feet on the grass, with an emphasis on paring down visual elements to concentrate on “color, light, and energy” - subjects which entice and engage the viewer, drawing them into a fresh and beautiful world. Marx describes her style as Abstract Impressionism, combining “the light of the Impressionists, the brilliant color of the Fauves and the energy of the Abstract Expressionists” to create shapes out of quick, assertive paint-filled strokes. Colors are not blended and the brushstroke length varies widely; she paints spontaneously with energy and emotion. Marx draws in color, using fast drying acrylics so that she can quickly capture her reaction to her “radical amazement at the visual world.”
The paintings in this exhibition were painted en plein air in New Jersey, where Marx lives, and also during a painting trip to the Luberon area of Provence in July when lavender was in bloom. This was the most recent of her many trips to France to paint, a practice which started with summers painting in Monet's garden in Giverny. Marx has exhibited widely and her work is found in collections in the US and abroad.

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