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MARY BETH MUSCARA

MARY BETH MUSCARA

Artist Work

Loving the World
2014
wood, staples, nails
9"x17"
Impermanence is a principle of harmony
2015
wood, paint on canvas, nails
34"x 19"x 2"
Humor is not haphazard
2013
assemblage: plaster, painted wood, shower cap
20" x 16" x 16"
What in this world is perfect
2016
assemblage: found painted wood, paint on paper mounted on wood
29 1/2" h. x 38" w. x 1" d.
Seated Breath
2018
oil and enamel on canvas
32" x 40"

Artist Information

County
Baltimore City
Artistic Category

Visual Arts

Artist Statement

My work has always involved the process of logical thinking versus the exhaustion of logic. In an effort to fully realize an idea I pursue many logical tangents. Those inevitably fail to produce a better result. (In fact they usually reduce my idea to something illustrative.)But I use the remnants of those logic trails, reconstructing over and over again until something I could not have made before emerges.

Artist Bio

Biography- Mary Beth Muscara After working on the Baltimore City Mural Program in 1978 she lived in Mexico while studying painting and drawing at the Bellas Artes in San Miguel d'Allende. In 1989 she attended the School of Visual Arts in New York city for painting. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and non-profit spaces throughout the Baltimore-Washington, and mid-Atlantic region since 1983 including Maryland Art Place, Easton Academy of the Arts, the Anton Gallery, the New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, and the Gwinnett Fine Arts Center in Duluth, Georgia. Her fellowships include the Yaddo Residency, Saratoga Springs, NY, the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson VT, and the Hambidge Center for the Arts in Rabun Gap, GA. In 1991 she was nominated for the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant. She has received grants from the Marylnd State Arts Council, the City Arts Grant Award program, and most recently 2007, the Toby Foundation.