The exhibition, Martha MacLeish: Mixed Media Works, will be on view in Hunt Gallery of Mary Baldwin University September 1-26. MacLeish’s current work involves painting on shaped, three-dimensional surfaces. The forms that she constructs refer to familiar elements from interior spaces, such as furniture, architectural details, and everyday containers.
“I consider how specific color combinations can imply different times of day or seasons, and suggest a type of space such as enclosed, open, landscape, or interior,” says MacLeish. “As I paint, I consider how the particular marks and colors interact with the topology of the shaped support.”
MacLeish lives in Bloomington, Indiana, where she is a visiting assistant professor at the Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts at Indiana University. She earned her M.F.A. in painting from Yale University and a B.F.A. in painting and a B.A. in art history from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. MacLeish has exhibited her work in both solo and group shows, including the Indiana University Art Museum, the Krannert Gallery at the University of Evansville in Indiana, SOHO20 Gallery in New York, Bender Fine Art Gallery in Atlanta, and, most recently, Artemisia Gallery in Chicago.
The Mary Baldwin exhibition will close with a public reception for the artist Monday, September 25, 4:30-6 p.m. Hunt Gallery is dedicated to the exhibition of contemporary work in all media by regionally and nationally recognized artists. The gallery is open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the academic year.