Biology and Geometry in the Heights

Blog Post by ArtStrollertx regarding, Striations, the two person show my artwork is in at G Gallery in Houston.

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The Heights, Houston’s original ‘burb, is known for its candy-hued Victorians, super cute vintage shops and hipster-ish eateries.  Most art that finds its way to this laid back side of 1-10 is equally hipster and/or quaint.  For those who want to have their granola and eat it too, there are a couple of serious new painting/drawing shows you can see without having to steer your fixie out of this shady city within the city.

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G Gallery is featuring works on paper by Kia Neill and Margaret Withers.  Neill’s fragile “spore studies” vacillate between flora and fauna like mysterious fungi.  They are both gorgeous in their overwrought detail and appropriately creepy.  Wither’s paintings are similarly complex systems of opaque and translucent drips, but her sense of scale is altered by the inclusion of buildings and other references to landscape.  This visual zoom in/out is reminiscent of biology class, groping with the…

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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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