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DEENA MARGOLIS

DEENA MARGOLIS

Artist Work

Six Months
1/07 - 6/07
Encaustic/ Mixed Media/ on 12"x12" panels
Each month 60" x 84"x 3"
February 2007
2/07
Encaustic/ Mixed media
60" x 84" x 3"
March 2007
3/07
Encaustic/ Mixed Media
60" x 84" x 3"
April 2007
4/07
Encaustic/ Mixd Media
60" x 84" x 3"
May 2007
5/07
Encaustic / Mixed Media
60" x 84" x 3"
January 2007
1/07
Encaustic/ Mixed Media
60" x 84" x 3"

Artist Information

County
Baltimore County
Artistic Category

Visual Arts

Artist Statement

This work addresses the concept of time, particularly how time is filled, managed and perceived. I used my desk calendar/day planner as the model and base for these pieces. The calendar base functions as a grid which helps emphasize the boundaries of time. Each modular group of 12” x 12” paintings represents a particular month ranging from January, 2007 through June, 2007. My intent was to paint one painting each day on a 12” x 12” panel documenting the activities and happenings of that day. My time spent in the studio ranged from a few minutes to several hours a day (for the most part, whatever I accomplished of the painting process that day is what you see). Each day’s work was depicted on a literal and/or intuitive level. Layering is an important aspect of this work – the layers help to portray time as three-dimensional. The layers also symbolize the multitasking required to get things done within the constraints of a day. The layers pile up (as do the contents of the “To Do” list on my calendar). In addition, the layers represent thoughts and emotions I have while multitasking (both submerged and exposed). The palette I use is variable within each month. In some paintings the colors are objective and are used to document the conditions of that day (e.g., light, time, ground, sky and weather). On other days, the colors may be of a more symbolic nature. (e.g., portraying my stress or anxiety level) By displaying a painting for each day, I have created a visual diary representing the past six months. As I created this visual record of the everyday elements of my life as a wife, mother and working artist, I have been surprised by the broad visual span that resulted from documenting small moments of time.

Artist Bio

EDUCATION Memphis Academy of Art Maryland Institute College of Art BFA Maryland Institute College of Art MFA Group Shows MICA Graduate Thesis Show The Center for Emerging Visual Artists Group Show: MICA 9 In Philly MICA 2nd and 3rd year MFA show Zenith Gallery, Washington, DC Galerie Francoise, Baltimore, MD Baltimore Museum of Art (Juried Show) College of Notre Dame, Baltimore, MD Artscape , Baltimore, MD Solo Show Kornblatt Gallery, Washington, DC Awards: MICA Studio Art Scholarship (MFA)