Monday, September 16, 2013

Susan Marx exhibits paintings of Israel at the A. Jain Marunouchi Gallery, 24 West 57 Street

Abstract Impressionist Susan Marx - The Israel Paintings
Paintings of Jerusalem and the Negev Desert
A. Jain Marunouchi Gallery
 24 West 57 Street, 6th floor, New York, NY 10019
October 1 – October 26, 2013
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 11:00 am – 5 pm.
 Opening reception, Thursday, October 10, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
 
Susan Marx exhibits paintings of Israel at the A. Jain Marunouchi Gallery, 24 West 57 Street, 6th floor, New York, NY 10019,October 1 -26, 2013. Opening Reception October 10.
On exhibit will be six paintings, scenes of Jerusalem and the Negev, painted en plein air, on site in Israel this past summer, July 2013. 
Marx is an Abstract Impressionist.  Her art comes from her radical amazement at the visual world around her, and her need to turn that visual experience into paint.  Israel is a place of great meaning for her.   The emotion of being in Israel comes through on each canvas.  They are a passionate depiction of Jerusalem and the Negev. The canvases are colorful emotional interpretations with paint-filled brushstrokes of a land that she loves.   
Speaking about her work, Marx says:  “I love color.  I see color everywhere.  I am drawn to a specific spot and look and look and look.  I load up my palette, pick up a brush, holding it as a conductor would hold his baton, and begin.  At that point, I don’t speak to the canvas, instead the canvas speaks to me.  I smell the air and the landscape in front of me.  I am transported.  I paint but lose the concept of time.  Fast, faster, passionately painting, furiously painting.  I cannot get the colors down fast enough.   Then suddenly I need air.   I stop and step back to look at my canvas one last time.  The painting is done. 
 
“I try to capture the essence in my painting, the color and the emotion, and leave the rest to the viewer’s imagination, to bring him into the painting.
“Someone once said I work to the muse of Monet, Van Gogh and Joan Mitchell; I was thrilled.  They helped guide me to develop my own personal visual expression and style to share with the world.”
Susan Marx is represented by and exhibits at the A. Jain Marunouchi Gallery, 24 West 57th Street, the Agora Gallery, 520 West 25th Street and the Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, 531 West 25th Street in New York City.  She has also exhibited at the Fox Gallery, the Keane Mason Gallery and The Emerging Collector in New York and in New Jersey at the Robin Hutchins Gallery, the Korby Gallery, the Hait Gallery, Nitsa Fine Arts, the Marino Gallery, The Art Gallery of South Orange, The Gaelen Gallery East, The Tenth Muse, and The Right Angle.  She exhibited in Paris at the Musée des Duncan.  In Israel, she showed her work at the Museum of Printing Art in Safed and at the Artist's House in Jerusalem. 
Marx's paintings are is in private collections in the United States and abroad. She lives in Orange, NJ and volunteers at the Montclair Art Museum and the Newark Museum.

Artist’s website: www.susanmarxartist.com

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