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
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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