"Language and Lust VIII", oil on panels, 24"x72", 2007
This will be Georgia Marsh's debut solo show in RI and the first time these recent paintings have been exhibited anywhere. She has shown her work widely in NY and Europe and her drawings were featured in the "Locally Made" show at the RISD Museum last summer. Marsh’s beautiful Jamestown garden was also recently featured in the March Issue of RI Monthly.
Marsh’s exquisitely sophisticated paintings combine both abstraction and representation, challenging our preconceptions of painting and nature.
These are “flower paintings for a post-natural world, a world in which both beauty and the perception of beauty are rendered mechanical, digital, high-definition, as flat as your iPhone screen. These paintings remind you that you live in a world full of nostalgia for reality, but you’re not even sure what reality means anymore. Marsh’s paintings simultaneously, paradoxically, ironically give us an affirmation of natural beauty at the same time that they remind us that such beauty is, in reality, a fantasy— possible only in art and our imagination, in our intent and in our bee-like desire.” (Michael Steger)
Marsh skillfully and elegantly applies the techniques of traditional painting from observation to address contemporary dialogues about art and beauty.
"Quartet Yellow", watercolor and pastel on paper, 42" x 120" overall, 2011
Gallery Hours: Wed. - Sat., 10am - 2pm through May 23