530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street
Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
Marie Gailland
Sensorial Perspectives
Agora Gallery
New York,NY

  • Animal I   Animal I
    Acrylic on Canvas
    43.5" x 55"
    Marie Gailland

  • Cheval à la Coupe avec Fleurs   Cheval à la Coupe avec Fleurs
    Acrylic on Canvas
    47" x 39.5"
    Marie Gailland

  • Cheval aux Oreilles Rouges   Cheval aux Oreilles Rouges
    Mixed Media on Canvas
    47" x 47"
    Marie Gailland

  • Poème Sauvage à la Couronne Rouge   Poème Sauvage à la Couronne Rouge
    Mixed Media on Canvas
    39.5" x 47"
    Marie Gailland

  • Lapin et Violette   Lapin et Violette
    Acrylic on Canvas
    63" x 63"
    Marie Gailland

  • Portrait de Famille   Portrait de Famille
    Mixed Media on Canvas
    51" x 63"
    Marie Gailland

  • Unité-Silence IV   Unité-Silence IV
    Pastel on Canvas
    75" x 51"
    Marie Gailland


Marie Gailland

MARIE GAILLAND

Sensorial Perspectives
March 28 - April 17, 2014
Reception: Thursday April 3, 2014 6-8 PM

“My work,” says Marie Gailland, “has always consisted of combining the spiritual and the sensual.” Indeed, these powerful, graphically striking images are a visceral, intriguing mix of the two.

Using acrylics, pastel and photography, Gailland creates textured surfaces that keep the viewer’s eye in motion and create a distinctive atmosphere. In her paintings, a strong energy joins forces with a contrasting aura of serenity, resulting in images with a multi-layered presence. A bold arc of movement may energize a serene image, or a bright drop of color punctuate a composition in which blacks and earth tones dominate. The bright colors are usually reds and blues, the colors that the artist says form the basis of her images, with red representing the carnal side of existence and blue the spiritual side. Those colors add another level of contrast and dynamism to paintings that balance light and dark in addition to stillness and movement. Such contrasts constitute a compelling way for Gailland to achieve her goal of expressing both silence and emotion in her work.