Adrift

If you are in Houston this weekend please come out to the opening of my solo show, Adrift, at G-Spot Contemporary Art Space, Houston Texas.

On view December 3rd, 2016 through December 31st, 2016. Opening Reception December 3rd, 6pm-9pm.

I have to see a man about a dog

I have to see a man about a dog

Attached  to the paintings is a three-dimensional sculptural object of driftwood that contains HO-scale people, a car, and telephone poles.  This sculptural object is attached to the linen with magnets. In the sky is painted an apparatus that appears to be part botanical and mechanical.   It floats just out of reach of the humans who are left, floating on driftwood,where it seems that something might occur, or has already occurred, and now the consequence is being played out, and they’re forever set to repeat the narrative assigned to them.

cowgirl barracuda

cowgirl barracuda

close-up of wood sculpture on I have to go see a man about a dog

close-up of wood sculpture on I have to go see a man about a dog

close-up of wood sculpture for cowgirl barracuda

close-up of wood sculpture for cowgirl barracuda

Withers’ artwork is included in multiple private and corporate collections, including Trunginger AG, in Zurich, Switzerland, and has won numerous awards, including a 2016 Artist in Residence at The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA),  2013/2015 resident fellowships to the Vermont Studio Center, a 2013 fellowship to the Millay Colony, and a 2013 USA Project Grant.   She has exhibited at The Drawing Center Museum in New York City, MarinMOCA in California and Attleboro Arts Museum in Massachusetts.  In 2014, the city of Brussels, in coordination with La Bellone, invited her to participate in a group exhibit during Brussel’s Winter Wonders.

G-Spot Contemporary Fine Art

310 East 9th Street, Houston, Texas 77007, USA

T.1.713.869.4770

Website:  http://www.ggalleryhouston.com/margaret-withers-gspot-contemporary-art-space/

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salty mutterings glanced out loud

Her new blue house reminded her of the sea.  And,  she felt vaguely homesick for her dad, and those childhood drives spent searching, on packed sand, for the perfect spot, while listening to his salty muttering’s glanced out loud.

These two painting will be in the upcoming exhibit, Something Else, at The Painting Center in New York city, opening reception today, Thursday, March 31st,  6-8p, closing reception, April 21, 6-8p at 547 W 27th St, Suite 500.

 

 

salty mutterings glanced out loud

salty mutterings glanced out loud, 2015; 41.5″x29.5″;flashe, watercolor, gouache, ink on paper

nothing to say in words for which I would not stand for

nothing to say in words for which I would not stand for; 2013; watercolor, gouache, ink, enamel on paper; 30″x22″

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Dwellings

These paintings, from my Dwellings series,  will be at the Cambridge Art Fair, Oct. 2-4th, in Booth G3, with Global Art Traders.


I heard you running after me, because you felt this once, didn’t you? Come, walk with me.

I know that I have felt this dwelling and this one too, and somewhere within the folds of my memory, there remains a formless falling of words that will tie me to this place.

But first, you have to put your vision of a crystallized world of ordered homes and quiet villages to the side, and see? A curious system exists of a classification by lines and a species of color.

Something, is pushing something, into existence.

Move with me by these windowless dwellings, and look, a tensing, flexing multitude of ridges, and, along the ridges flow channels of color, and in these channels are some circles, some bright, some dull, and some interrupt the flow as others pull away.

Coger en un trampa is to catch in a trap, but this is the right way and it’s a marked path, so just follow the lines and you’ll find an exit.  Me?  I think I’ll stay awhile.

 

waiting, huddled they stand; 2015; 16x49in; flashe paint and ink on linen; Margaret Withers

waiting, huddled they stand

then leaving, arriving, somewhere

then leaving, arriving, somewhere

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a smattering of truths stepped away from gravity

I’ll have this painting, a smattering of truths stepped away from gravity, in the upcoming Black & White exhibit, Aug 1-Aug 23 at BWAC in Red Hook, Brooklyn.  The reception is Aug. 1st at 3pm.

a smattering of truths stepped away from gravity; 30" x 22"; 2015;  gouache, ink, vinyl paint, watercolor on paper

a smattering of truths stepped away from gravity; 30″ x 22″; 2015; gouache, ink, flashe paint, watercolor on paper

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Group Exhibit at the Queens Museum, NYC

This painting will be on exhibit at the Queens Museum in NYC as part of the pop-up group exhibit, A Diamond Called Outsider Art.  This weekend only, July 17-19th, curated by Alessandro Berni.  Opening reception is Friday night 6-8pm.

Russian fireballs tossed under my skin,2015;30"x22";vinyl paint, ink, watercolor on paper

Russian fireballs tossed under my skin,2015;30″x22″;vinyl paint, ink, watercolor on paper

A diamond called outsider art invite

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ART SOUTHAMPTON -this weekend

These paintings of mine will be at ART SOUTHAMPTON this weekend with Sergott Contemporary Art Alliance Booth #AS27.   July 9 – 13, 2015. @art_southampton #art_southampton

of desire for when I look at you; 2015; 25.5"x19.5"; vinyl paint, ink on paper

of desire for when I look at you; 2015; 25.5″x19.5″; vinyl paint, ink on paper

Some men say, some men say, some men say, but I say; 2015; 30"x22"; vinyl paint and ink on paper

Some men say, some men say, some men say, but I say; 2015; 30″x22″; vinyl paint and ink on paper

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