the word is the image of the thing, and the thing is tied up and words are few

In 1979 my dad sold his camper.   He tweaked and built onto that camper for over 10 years and most nights, as it sat parked in our Houston suburban driveway,  he could be found inside, at the table, smoking and drinking coffee.  79′ was the year he turned 50, the year he got laid-off after 2o years of service, the year we moved to San Antonio, the US inflation rate hit 13%, Pol Pot was finally deposed, Iran took hostages, Carter was attacked by a swamp bunny and it snowed for 30 minutes in the Sahara Desert.  Allow me this… keep the space that you can breath in close to your heart.

I recently got accepted into the Drawing Center Viewing Program, and I’m excited to be heading off for my first Residency experience at the Vermont Studio Center later this month.

My artwork will be available at these upcoming events:

2/8/13 – Artist Studio’s host ‘Real-Time’ pop-up show at 526 W. 26th st. #523, NYC at 7:00pm curated by Jill Conner.

2/8/13 – “Stuck” pop-up show at 122 West 26th street, 5th floor, NYC at 6:00pm.   Arcilesi and Homberg Fine Art Pop-Up show series- curated by AHA intern Ariel Herman.

2/20/13– Issue Project Room Art Lottery Fund Raiser at Three-Legged Dog: 80 Greenwich St., NYC at 7:00pm, curated by Stephen Maine.

the word is the image of the thing, and the thing is tied up and words are few 48”x 12” x 12” wood, string, steel, wire, plaster, iron – at “Stuck”

maya-moh flew into as moonlight slipped past; 12″x16″ framed, watercolor, ink and enamel at “Stuck”

nights face blushing into a warm pillow twitched; 8.5″x12″ framed; watercolor and ink at “Real-Time”

dancing, twirling and spinning in the antiblue; 22″x31.5″ framed; watercolor, ink and enamel on paper at Issue Project Room

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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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