Marsha Solomon at the ISLIP ART MUSEUM, Long Island -USA

Marsha at Islip A M

 

http://www.womanaroundtown.com/articles/artists-think-inside-the-box-at-islip-art-museum

Still Life

I lift my brush to catch the light
Which passes quickly from cloud to cloud
A purple color melts in April greens
Objects wait for colors to describe their shapes.

– Marsha Solomon   2015

 

Artists Think “Inside the Box” at Islip Art Museum – Woman Around Town

Marsha Solomon was one of many artists who answered this year’s open call at the Islip Art Museum to ‘think inside the box’ by creating works in an enclosure of some form that engages only one viewer at a time. “For a painter used to making wall-sized abstractions, this proved quite a challenge,” said Marsha Solomon, whose work can be seen in the opening photo. “I thought that pairing a poem was key, since it would correspond to this intimate, one-on-one experience of looking. I wrote the poem on a small curtain that covers the front of the box.  Then when the viewer lifts the curtain, they see a small still life painting (as written about in the poem) as well as the arrangement of the actual objects I used to create the composition.”

The works selected reflect a wide variety of concerns and opinions, from relationships, ecology, aging, feminism, science, politics, and “just plain wonder,” according to the museum. “It was fun for me to work in three dimensions,” said Marsha. “This is actually my first sculptural work, and it also functions as a small-scale installation. I think part of the reason the museum asked for work like this was to get artists to think differently. It certainly had that effect on me!”

Artists featured include: Olga Alexander, Berges Alvarez, Renee Andolina, Holly Black, Jackie Branson, James Battistelli, Kate Collyer, Monica Chulewicz, Ana Paula Cordeiro, Margaret DeLima, Krystle L. DiNicola, JoAnne Dumas, Anna Fredericks, Lauren Goldstein, Adel Gorgy, Crista Grauer, Carol J. Hansen, Bernard Hallstein, Ellen Hanauer, Lori Horowitz, Lorena Kalaja, Julianna Kirk, Janet Lust Ganes, David Lee Moneypenny, Eric Murphy, Lesley Obrock, Linda Rettich, Meredith Rose, Neva Setlow, Sally Shore, Rosemary Sloggatt, Dinah Maxwell Smith, Marsha Solomon, Mark Strodl, Hisayasu Takashio, Shira Toren, Gerald Walsh, Ching Wen Tsai, Leigh Yardley, and Tmima Z.

Private Viewing: For Your Eyes Only
Islip Art Museum
Curated by Eileen Palmer
June 19 – September 11, 2016
Curated By Eileen Palmer
June 19 – September 11, 2016

POETS HOUSE 24TH ANNUAL SHOWCASE

Stanley at POETS HOUSE 2016

CROSS-CULTURAL COMMUNICATIONS
in cooperation with
THE SEVENTH QUARRY
THE FERAL PRESS
KOREAN EXPATRIATE LITERATURE
IMMAGINE & POESIA
SHABDAGUCHA
VOICES ISRAEL
THE GROLIER POETRY BOOK SHOP
KRYTKA LITERACKA

photo op with new books at
POETS HOUSE 24TH ANNUAL SHOWCASE
10 RIVER TERRACE, NYC 10282
SATURDAY, NOON, JULY 16, 2016

hosted
in person by
STANLEY H. BARKAN
HASSANAL ABDULLAH
JOAN & JOHN DIGBY
in spirit and/or exhibit by
HELEN BAR-LEV
LIDIA CHIARELLI
YOON-HO CHO
PETER THABIT JONES
IFEANYI A. MENKITI
TOMASZ MAREK SOBIERAJ

Contact cccpoetry@aol.com (516) 868-5635

followed by
IN MEMORIAM READINGS FOR CCC AUTHORS
BY THE HUDSON IN FULL VIEW OF THE STATUE OF LIBERTY FOR

ISAAC ASIMOV * STANLEY KUNITZ * AERONWY THOMAS * GREGORY RABASSA
GEORGINE “TINEKE” SANDERS * LEO VROMAN * TALâT SAIT HALMAN
ADAM SZYPER * ALEKSEY DAYEN * NAZRUL ISLAM NAZ * JOHN E. COWEN
MENKE KATZ * KO WON * SOICHI KATO * GABRIEL PREIL * JOZO BOSHKOVSKI
IGNAZIO APOLLONI * NAT & NINA SCAMMACCA * ROLANDO CERTA * RAYMOND R. PATTERSON
AARON KRAMER * EVA FEILER * GEORGE ZIMMERMAN * SAUL GILSON * D. H. MELHEM
NANCY FESTINGER * FERNAND MOUTET * ALFRED VAN LOEN * MANUEL VAN LOGGEM

followed by
LUNCH TOGETHER AT A NEARBY RESTAURANT

participants
in person include
FUAD ATTAL * MARIA BENNETT * JOHN A. BRENNAN * KRISTINE DOLL
MIKE GRAVES * ALYSSA A. LAPPENMARK POLYAKOV * NINO PROVENZANO NAZNIN SEAMON * PREETY SENGUMPTA * BILL WOLAK

in spirit and/or in exhibit
HONG AI BAI * LAURA BOSS * JOHN DOTSON * ISAAC GOLDEMBERG * ADEL GORGY
ANIELA & JERZY GREGOREK * MARY GREGORY * THEOFIL HALAMA * OLIMPIA IACOB
CAROLYN MARY KLEEFELD * SILVIA KOFLER * NAOSHI KORIYAMA * DARIUSZ TOMASZ LEBIODA * VLADIMER LEVCHEV
KYUNG-NYUN KIM RICHARDS * MARCO SCALABRINO * MARSHA SOLOMON * GERMAIN DROOGENBROODT
MARIA MAZZIOTTI GILLAN * ALDO TAMBELLINI * BISSERA VIDENOVA * VANTZETI VASSILEV