~SMUSH Gallery Presents~
Heart Echoes: Paintings by Marta Blair
January 25 – February 15, 2020
Preview January 25, 12-4p
Opening Reception January 30, 6-9p
Gallery Hours Thursdays 5-8p, Saturdays 12-4p
Heart Echoes: Paintings by Marta Blair combines large loose canvases and small mixed media works created through a process of transformation and addition, removal, erasure, and change. Incorporating textile, paper, and prints, Blair’s work layers fragments of time and materials with the complexity and fluidity of life itself. “It involves, for me, that abstract sense of time – connected with the heart – which is so present in every piece. The heart exists and can beat fast and loud even before the brain is formed in an embryo, and that always fascinates me. The heart is already there, first in line! It has been for a long time a question, a reason, a guide, a mystery,” says Marta. Heart Echoes includes work from 2003 to present and is the artist’s first solo exhibition.