september 10th-October 1st. 2016
Artist Reception: Saturday Sep. 10th. 6-8 pm
Barbara Marks’s colorful paintings oscillate between objective and geometric abstraction—driven by her interest in economy of expression, and her belief in the role that color can play in the situation of a particular painting. She says, “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.” Her paintings suggest ordinary objects, eccentric landscapes, and quirky interior spaces.
Marks has been a resident artist at the Vermont Studio Center, the Fowler Dune Shack on Cape Cod, Martignano International Residency for Artists in southern Italy, and the Jentel Foundation in Wyoming. She has twice been a visiting artist at the American Academy in Rome. A member artist of The Painting Center in Chelsea, New York City, Marks’s work has been shown at the Painting Center, the First Street Gallery, Drawing Rooms, Silvermine Arts Center, the Whitney Center, The Chase Family Gallery, and Artist-Run at Satellite Miami. Her work is in the flatfile at Artspace New Haven. Marks received an MFA in painting from Brooklyn College, City University of New York, and a BFA in painting from Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, Connecticut. Her paintings and prints are in numerous private collections. She lives in Connecticut and NYC.