lovers and lunatics lost in the stratagem

When I wrote my first artist’s statement over fifteen years ago, it wasn’t so much a statement about my art as it was a love letter to my muse, completely and unabashedly from the heart, but perhaps best kept in a shoebox.    If like me, you have no mastery of words, instead of a letter, imagine giving a work of art to yourself or someone you love. Art is long-lasting, metaphorically rich, keeps you company, speaks meaningfully in wordless language, and  enriches your life. To paraphrase Shakespeare, the art’s the thing.

I would like to invite you to a group show I’m in called “WannA Piece?” curated by Francesci Arcilesi Fine Art.  The opening party is Wednesday, February, 8th from 6-9 at 122 W. 26th street (btw 6th and 7th Ave), on the 5th floor at Contra Studios, NYC.

Below is the artwork that I’ll have in the show.  40″x60″; 2012; Watercolor, ink & enamel on transparency film mounted on archival paper.

lovers and lunatics lost in the stratagem

remembering landslips and houseboys in dustcart storybooks

Box art.                                                                                                                                      Outside: Watercolor, ink and enamel.                                                                                    Inside: Poured enamel with tiny people caught in daily life.




About Margaret Withers

Margaret Withers’ has shown her artwork in group and solo shows in New York City and nationwide, and internationally in Brussels, Australia, Berlin, China, Vienna and Russia. She has also exhibited at The Drawing Center in New York City, Monmouth Museum in New Jersey, MarinMOCA in California and Attleboro Museum in Massachusetts. Her art and art mashups have been featured in multiple journals including the New England Review, Alexandria Quarterly and the Library as Incubator Project. Her paintings range from the abstract to surreal, to expressionism and landscapes, to investigations of the culture and ideas surrounding ‘home’, communication, machinery, monsters and translation. Her work is included in numerous private and corporate collections, including Truninger AG in Zurich, Switzerland. She is represented by Arcilesi | Homberg Gallery in New York City, William Baczek Fine Art in Northampton, MA and C Emerson Fine Art in Tampa Florida. She lives and paints in Manhattan, New York.
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