MarinMOCA's First 2013 Exhibition Explores Our STATE OF MIND

MarinMOCA's First 2013 Exhibition Explores Our STATE OF MIND

Dates:

January 19, 2013 - February 24, 2013

Reception:

Reception: January 19, 5-7 pm

Overview:

The Marin Museum of Contemporary Art will start off 2013 with an exhibition featuring Artist Member artwork that explores the concept “state of mind.” State of mind can refer to a wide range of emotional or psychological states, including peace, anxiety, happiness, grief, rage, and everything in between. The concept can also refer to a governed area, whether a nation or a territory within a nation. Artworks in the exhibition, therefore, may represent an exploration of the basic concept of a “state of mind,” the artist's personal state of mind, or the mindset of a region, state, or country. The work of MarinMOCA Artist Member Gale McKee, for example, entitled Memory: Palm Desert, 1930, has a nostalgic feel. The slightly blurred image includes a young girl dressed in a hat, scarf, jeans, and jacket, leaning confidently against a saddled horse. The area of the canvas surrounding the figure and horse is relatively empty otherwise, consisting primarily of swirled colors, perhaps clouds. McKee keeps the context vague, making subtle reference to the popularity of photos of children on horses throughout the early to mid-1900s. The subtlety of the work allows viewers to travel back in time on their own terms to an idealized moment in childhood full of color and smiles. MarinMOCA Artist Members work in a variety of media, from acrylic and oil paint on canvas, to watercolor on paper, to encaustic (wax), to photography, to sculpture of all types. The MarinMOCA Collins Gallery will feature the work of MarinMOCA “Stars,” Artist Members who have demonstrated extraordinary volunteer service to the organization. There will be something to please, challenge, and intrigue any viewer! Joan McLoughlin, Director of the McLoughlin Gallery at 49 Geary Street in San Francisco, will serve as juror.

MarinMOCA's First 2013 Exhibition Explores Our STATE OF MIND

Dates:

January 19, 2013 - February 24, 2013

Reception:

Reception: January 19, 5-7 pm

Overview: