New Year. New Artists. New Work.
Whether you’re viewing Bruce Marion’s compelling abstracted landscapes, cityscapes, figurative or contemporary wildlife, it’s likely his rich colorations and dramatic use of light first catch your eye. His works have a distinctive, glowing quality, as if they’re illuminated from within. He achieves this effect by applying multiple layers of paint, using palette knives, brushes, and some unconventional tools (think drywall scrapers and squirt bottles), creating complex surfaces with tremendous depth.
Classically trained, Marion received his BFA in 1978 from the prestigious Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, where he studied with world-renowned artist Pat Nagel, and Lorser Feitelson, the father of Post-Surrealism. He taught at the Otis Parsons Institute of Art in Los Angeles, before moving to Arizona in 2000. His passion to keep art alive in the next generation has led to several grants to implement month-long art programs for Arizona elementary schools. He teaches his two-day workshops, “Breakthrough!” and “Quantum Leap,” to aspiring artists across the United States, and has recently taken his teachings overseas. In 2015, he led a two week art workshop tour of Greece, followed by another workshop tour of Italy in 2016. He was awarded a major public commission for Sam Houston State University; the ten large works now reside in the new Social Sciences and Humanities building at the Texas college.
For its first exhibit of the year dk Gallery hangs the white walls with new work from its stable artists and introducing Bruce Marion. His creations “don’t so much seek to portray a specific locale, as to capture a sensory memory of it - as though a camera could somehow photograph a space as seen through your emotions, rather than through your eyes.”
If you feel like escaping Heights at Perimeter Center Apartments in Dunwoody, Georgia for the day, this event is a perfect opportunity to do just that!
Saturday, January 21, 2016 – 10:00 AM
Event Venue Location:
25 West Park Square
Marietta, Georgia 30060