La Galleria: Paintings by Julia Shirar & Michelle Marchesseault
November 29 - December 29, 2018
La MaMa Galleria | 47 Great Jones St.
Gallery Hours: Thursday to Sunday 1 to 7PM, or by appointment
Curated by Elise Gardella
Opening Reception | Thursday, November 29th; 6PM-8PM
These artists rebelliously represent real time, with keen affinities for the materials and the processes of painting. Believing in the value of the moment, they preserve it by committing it to paint and surface. Marks repeat across and within Michelle Marchesseault’s paintings, beating with a raw extemporaneous rhythm. Color drives her compositions, allowing harmonies to emerge without restraining discord. Julia Shirar paints from life and memory. She works closely with her subjects often in their own domestic spaces. Women dominate her current portraits.