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Discordant Voices: Paintings by Madalyn Marcus

2017, McLean Center for the Arts, McLean, VA

"Marcus's paintings embrace contradiction and dichotomy. They seek no conclusions, but rather aim to be wholly what they are. Steady and true to themselves, these works walk the line between randomness and intention, balancing between the loose hand and the practiced stroke."
-Nancy Sausser, curator

Download curator's essay here.

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A Crack in the Sun

2016, oil on line. 70 x 84 inches.

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En Route to Warsaw

2016, oil on linen. 70 x 85 inches.

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Maestà

2016, oil on linen. 72 x 87 inches.

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Immigration

2016, oil on linen. 72 x 86 inches.

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Emerence

2016, oil on linen. 72 x 87 inches.

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Too Late Too Early

2016, oil on linen. 72 x 87 inches.

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36,000 feet

2016, oil on linen. 18 x 23 inches.

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Directed Light

2016, oil on linen. 16 x 20 inches.

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Invisible Summer

2016, oil on linen. 25 x 28 inches.

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Tea with Alma Thomas #1

2016, oil and alkyd resin on linen. 18 x 24 inches.

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Tea with Alma Thomas #2

2016, oil and alkyd resin on linen. 18 x 24 inches.

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Tea with Alma Thomas #3

2016, oil and alkyd resin on linen. 18 x 24 inches.

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Conversation with Morandi

2016, oil on linen. 20 x 30 inches.

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The Given and the Made

2016, oil on linen. 21 X 23 inches.

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Eye Voices

2016, oil on linen. 18 x 24 inches.

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Unrequited Love

2016, oil on linen. 17 x 24 inches.

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The Secret of the Third Person

2016, oil on linen. 24 x 30 inches.

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Fools Rush In

2016, oil on linen. 25 x 28 inches.

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#1

2013, oil and alkyd resin on linen. 17.5 x 24 inches.

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#2

2013, oil and alkyd resin on linen. 18 x 24 inches.

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#3

2013, oil and alkyd resin on linen. 23 x 30 inches.

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#4

2013, oil and alkyd resin on linen. 30 x 40 inches.

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#5

2014, oil and alkyd resin on linen. 17.5 x 24 inches.

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#6

2014, oil and alkyd resin on linen. 18 x 24 inches.

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#7

2013, oil and alkyd resin on linen. 22 x 30 inches.

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#8

2013, oil and alkyd resin on linen. 30 x 40 inches.

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#9

2013, oil and alkyd resin on linen. 72 x 87 inches.

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#10

2013, oil and alkyd resin on linen. 70.25 x 85 inches.

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#11

2013, oil and alkyd resin on linen. 70 x 84 inches.

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#12

2013, oil and alkyd resin on linen. 71.75 x 86.5 inches.

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#13

2014, oil and alkyd resin on linen. 71 x 87 inches.

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#14

2013, oil and alkyd resin on linen. 72 x 86 inches.

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#17 (work on paper)

2013, egg tempera and mixed media on paper. 22 x 30 inches.

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#18 (work on paper)

2013, sepia crayon on paper. 19 x 26.5 inches.

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#19 (work on paper)

2013, sepia chalk on paper. 22 x 30 inches.

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#20 (work on paper)

2013, sepia ink and egg tempera on HP paper. 26 x 40 inches.

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#21 (work on paper)

2013, egg tempera on hot pressed watercolor. 29 x 41.5 inches.

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#22 (work on paper)

2013, egg tempera on Arches 300 HP. 22 x 30 inches.

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#23 (work on paper)

2013, egg tempera on arches HP. 22 x 30 inches.

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#24 (work on paper)

2013, egg tempera on arches HP. 22 x 30 inches.

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#25 (work on paper)

2013, egg tempera on arches HP. 22 x 30 inches.

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#26 (work on paper)

2013, egg tempera on arches HP. 22 x 30 inches.

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Abstract and Illusion

2002, Troyer Gallery, Washington, DC.

"The show’s most original use of the grid comes from Marcus… It’s a sophisticated and strangely exhilarating work."
- Ferdinand Protzman, The Washington Post, 2002

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#27 (work on paper)

2013, egg tempera on arches HP. 22 x 30 inches.

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#28 (work on paper)

2013, egg tempera on arches HP. 22 x 30 inches.

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Cloud Shadow

2002, Kremer ink and shellac on Arches paper. 30 x 22 inches.

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Elegy (for Yehuda Amichai)

2002, Kremer ink and shellac on Arches paper. 30 x 22 inches.

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Heliotrope

2002, Kremer ink and shellac on Arches paper. 30 x 22 inches.

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Open Closed Open

2002, Kremer ink and shellac on Arches paper. 30 x 22 inches.

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Hunter Gracchus

2002, oil and alkyd resin on linen. 58 x 82 inches.

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Return to Blue (for Miles Davis)

2002, oil and alkyd resin on linen. 71 x 54 inches.

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Body and Soul II

2002, oil and alkyd resin on linen. 56 x 82 inches.

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Body and Soul

2002, oil and alkyd resin on linen. 58 x 82 inches.

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ARTSCAPE: 2000 minus 1

1999, mixed media.

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ARTSITES ’98

1998, mixed media.

"Madalyn Marcus, whose work over many years has asked hard and personal questions at the gates of language , has rendered the infinitely slow, natural rhythms of the voice of divinity. She uses large suites of individual canvas squares, painted in dusky, melancholic tones with diagonal or straight lines across their centers. This is the work of a mystic, a believer-as are all of these artists to some degree."
- Review by J.W. Mahoney, Articulate arts magazine, 1998

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Ceramic Wall

2000, ceramic.

Over 350 tiles (6 and 12 inch squares) spanning 9 x 12 feet. Tiles created at the Balian Ceramic Studio in Alexandria, VA and East Jerusalem, Israel. Permanent installation at the artist' home in Washington, DC.