November 15 @ 8:00 pm
Roberta B. Marks
Meet Roberta B. Marks—author of Works and Words
The first monograph on artist Roberta B. Marks explores her collages and constructions, which focus on the themes of memory, time, and transcendence through a feminist and Buddhist perspective.
Marks creates constructions that have an intimacy to them and at the same time contain entire worlds of feeling and memory. Each is a vignette—a narrative of a personal nature. She transforms a range of objects and materials, often of mundane and humble origin, into eloquent and highly personal forms of self-expression. Marks’ work speaks to the human impulse to collect, preserve, and immortalize.
Her pieces are intuitive and instinctual, exuding a sense of mystery. The viewer enters into an intensely private realm, yet the themes are universal—loss, longing, old age, death, repression, and liberation—thus evoking a feeling of familiarity. A practicing Buddhist, Marks achieves her clarity through daily meditation. Her writings accompany a selection of approximately 200 of her most evocative works.
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