Time: December 2, 2010 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: Amos Eno Gallery
Street: 111 front st., suite 202
Website or Map: http://www.margaretwithers.com
Event Type: solo, exhibition
Organized By: Amos Eno Gallery
Latest Activity: Nov 4, 2010
Margaret Withers’ artwork explores the idea of lost memories. In her creative process,
she asks the question, “If untethered from past memories, what would the past recreated
look like?” Her paintings recreate a world unlike our own, yet familiar. Filled with
lyrical creatures, colors and movement, her paintings have been described as poetic, in
part because they engage the viewer’s mind in imagination and play.
Withers' was born in Austin, Texas and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She
employs repeating layers of pigment and resin, layered with oil painted dots and lyrical
forms. She then attaches either clay heads, string, or painted vellum; or she cuts holes in
the canvas and sews in pen and ink drawings.
Withers' has shown locally and internationally and was recently selected to appear in the
New American Paintings Northeastern edition #92, which was judged by Laura
Hoptman, former Chief Curator of the New Museum’s recent show “Brion Gysin -Dream
Machine.” Withers received her BA from Texas A&M University.