Riches of Remembrance
June 29th - August 2nd, 2015 Galleries II & III
We all see the world through the prism of our own experience. When Marcia Meyers was first exposed to the ancient Roman mural paintings of the 1st century CE, she saw pure abstraction. It was these frescos, and those of the renaissance masters, that compelled Myers to transform this ancient technique into modern terms. The last of Myers’ body of work is the culmination of a 28-year journey through time, integrating the technique of the masters with a vision of modernity, giving birth to the modern fresco.
Myers utilized the formal elements of artistic expression—color, light, texture, shape, and space, to capture the essence of an experience. Her paintings are relics of a creative process where the act of creating supersedes the product of creation. The subject has been reduced to paint. The viewer is propelled into a realm where past and present commingle. As a conveyer of truth, her paintings explore the realm beyond the recognizable subject, a place devoid of word and imagery, where all is distilled to its very essence. The result is pure indulgence in the sensory aspects of color, texture and space. Her paintings tantalize, inviting the viewer into ineffable dialogue with paint. It is purely through the power of color that an emotion is triggered and the viewer is transported through space and time to arrive at a present interpretation of the past.