LEAF AND LINE 2018
The exhibition Leaf and Line in the Burrison Gallery, Philadelphia combines selections of painting, drawing and photography from two on-going projects "Water Drawings" and "The After Life of Plants".
“Water Drawings” is a series of images exploring linear patterns viewed against, or reflected in the surface of water and wet ground.
“The Afterlife of Plants” is a response to plants she was reluctant to discarding when clearing the garden. The dead plant forms, bent and twisted into variations of their former selves, take on new life in the studio in the context of the surrounding paintings and drawings The shriveled skin of delicate curled up flower petals and bent grass leaves develop fine ridges resembling three-dimensional versions of brush strokes. With the camera lens the symbolic paint strokes are integrated with the real life forms into a new heightened reality.
PAINTING TTHROUGH 2015
This work spanning a number of years, represents several closely related themes drawn from the natural world:
Earth Form Ground Life Water Drawing Pattern
Marguerite Walsh works out of both her painting studio and her home in Manchester, NH. Her painting and drawing, and more recently her closely related photography have been exhibited widely at The Burrison Gallery, Philadelphia, FRONT Art Space, NYC; David Findlay Gallery, NYC; Eva Cohen Gallery, Chicago Illinois; Noel Butcher Gallery, Philadelphia and the Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA. Her work has been widely collected.
Her teaching career includes Professor of Art at New England College, Hennniker. NH; Visiting Assistant Professor at University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH; and Teaching Assistant at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
She received an M.F.A. from The University of Pennsylvania, a B.S. from Skidmore College, and studied at The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.