Saturday, June 27, 2020

Strangers in Stranger Lands at Marquee Projects

Clockwise: Genieve Figgis, Janet Maya, Peter Schlesinger, and Felipe Ariza Castro

From the Press Release:

Marquee Projects is pleased to present Strangers in Stranger Lands, a group exhibition of paintings and sculptures by Felipe Ariza Castro, Mary DeVincentis, Genieve Figgis, Philip Gerald, Carly Haffner, Brandon Lipchik, Janet Maya, Peggy Robinson, Carol Saft, Peter Schlesinger, and Emily Quinn.

Mary DeVincentis, After the Gold Rush, 2020, acrylic on panel, 14 x 11 inches.

There comes a time in the life of every human when he or she must decide to risk "his life, his fortune, and his sacred honor" on an outcome dubious. Those who fail the challenge are merely overgrown children, can never be anything else.
 – Robert A. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land. 1961
In recent weeks we’ve all had the disorienting experience of witnessing massive, dramatic global events while still largely staying at home or slowly emerging from our homebound cocoons. Our minds have been expanded both outwardly and inwardly, and Marquee Projects presents an exhibition of international artists who risk delving into the ineffable and often unsettling spaces of consciousness, experimenting with the traditional genre of the figure in a landscape. Everything that seems familiar is rendered foreign. The only certainty is uncertainty. Placement is neither here nor there as we wrestle with time and history. We live in strange times and these artworks place us in stranger lands.

We kindly ask that you wear a mask. Groups of no more than four people at a time may enter the gallery. We also invite you to visit and explore our exhibition online. Marquee Projects’ website and Artsy site will post installation and individual photos of the work. Please also visit us on our social media platforms on Instagram and Facebook.

Strangers in Stranger Lands

June 20 - July 26, 2020

Marquee Projects
Bellport, NY

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