ARTIST STATEMENT


I work in multiple layers of wax, encapsulating images in every layer.  Partially veiled words, shapes, and images are glimpses into a visual journal, which can be excavated by the viewer.  Often, a patina of age suggests an historical context—the painting as relic. 
In addition to encapsulating found and treasured items in waxed tea-bags and exploring the color relationship found on a pair of boots, my interest of the past year has been to work with the paper directly on the heating unit allowing the transmutation of warm paint and pigment. This method demands spontaneity, and though I start with a loosely defined theme, I allow digression and distraction.

MARI RENWICK

Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

EDUCATION
  • 1976Art Institute of Atlanta
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
  • 2012"Flock", Dizzys curated by Radar Curatorial, Brooklyn, NY
GROUP EXHIBITIONS
  • 201696.8 Miles From Brooklyn to Saugerties, Emerge Gallery, Saugerties, NY
  • 2016"Terrain", Emerge Gallery, Saugerties, NY
  • 2016A Sense of Place, Site: Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2016Artworks, The Loft
  • 2016Member's Salon, Trestle Gallery
  • 2015Nature as Muse, Steamboat Springs Arts Council,
  • 2014Salonikah , Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2014Summer Salon, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2014Small Works Show, 440 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2012WAX, Brooklyn Art Space, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2010Salon Show, Brooklyn Arts Gym, Brooklyn, NY
  • 20002000, St Marks church Gallery, New York, NY
  • 1998House Show, Woman-Made Gallery, Chicago, IL
  • 1998Contemporary Visions-Ivan Karp curator, University Gallery, Bridgeport, CT
  • 1997Encaustics Works-Stephan Haller juror, Gallery at R&F, Kingston, NY
  • 1994NYU Small Works Show-Stephan Haller juror, 18 Washington Square East Galleries, New York, NY
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