ON VIEW: September 1-30, 2017
Artists' Talk: September 17, 1-3pm
Reception: September 1, 6-8pm
Reception: September 8, 6-8pm
Marsha Odabashian
"Mother Courage"
Onionskin Dye/Acrylic Paint, 20"X30", 2017

Miasma discovers universes of varying degrees of reality and wonder in the stains of onionskins. First, I boil the onionskins, which disintegrate into solids and liquid colored red, red-orange and maroon. Then I throw, drop, drip and pour the mixture onto canvas, paper and/or compressed cellulose sponge. Each result is unique, a miasma of layered textures, shapes and stains, which I coax, cajole and tease into plants, animals and humans in varying degrees of hybridity, development and completion. Vignettes of characters placed in isolation or in clusters are often disjointed in relationship to history and location. Indefinable landscape/ interior settings merge and contradict one another harboring hints of secret narratives. I exploit size and scale to invoke uncertainty, absurdity and humor.

--Marsha Nouritza Odabashian