By Jane Delcarson
Marjorie Mau’s abstract art titled “Here is There: Abstractions” will be featured at the UU Gallery, Ephraim, in July.
Marjorie’s latest exhibits are a series of Re-presenting Place. Her method is to take a representational subject, generalizing it with lots of drawings and paintings and then recreating the subject into linear form and structure. She is currently working with a system of reduction. Surface and edges are of particular interest to her. She has completed a series of aerial studies, drawings done while looking down on patterns of fields and orchards while flying over Door County in the winter. She depicts these scenes into unique perspectives, showing the viewer, “the experience of selection and reduction compressed into a microcosm of line, shape and space”. Mau further states that “Working alternately between painting and drawing invites a series of works even before the idea of it, mindful that my next work is most always generated from the last. It is here that my desire to paint as I draw reverses itself…moving the material of drawing as I do paint produces the same commitment to line, surface, and edge”.
Marjorie’s finished works are accomplished with several different media: oil, alkyd, and wax. She is a Green Bay artist exhibiting her art widely in Wisconsin. She is a graduate of UW, Green Bay and her continuing workshops in Colorado and in Door County have created an interesting collection of abstractions. She also has taught art widely and has earned several prestigious awards and grants. Mau is currently exhibiting her paintings at Woodwalk Gallery in Egg Harbor, Door County.
This interesting series of abstractions can be seen during the month of July, beginning July 1. Gallery hours are: Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1-3 pm and on Sundays from 11am to 12:30 pm.