Glass Houses 19: Marjorie Schwarz

by Everett Taasevigen May 7, 2010
A large inflatable balloon that looks like the artist Yayoi Kusama paints dots on the side of a multi-story storefront.
A large inflatable mannequin of artist Yayoi Kusama installed on Louis Vuitton's flagship store at the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris, France. Photo: REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
Monica Chang- The Whole World Is a Garden at IMAS 2023
Monica Chang- The Whole World Is a Garden at IMAS 2023
Floating Beauty- Women in the Art of Ukiyo-e at IMAS 2023
Floating Beauty- Women in the Art of Ukiyo-e at IMAS 2023

Dallas artist Marjorie
Schwarz
once volunteered at the Dallas Zoo and used the birds as inspiration.
She painted them to help her remember their names but it also became a way of finding the essence of her painting voice.

“I’m painting the same things
over and over again and it can be painful, painfully boring, but if I can get
past the boredom it can be incredibly interesting,” says Schwarz.

Schwarz’s studio is in a
spare bedroom in the back of a second-story duplex. She paints at a small white
desk, sometimes with her dog Wiggles at her feet. There she applies layer upon
layer of thinned paint to her latest body of portrait work.

 

 

Everett Taasevigen
is a Houston photographer.

Also by Everett Taasevigen:

Glass Houses 18: Margaret Meehan and Noah Simblist

Glass Houses 17: Shamrock Hotel Studios

Glasshouses
16: Gary Sweeney

Glass Houses 15: Lauren Kelley

Glass
Houses 14: Margarita Cabrera

Glass
Houses 13: Hana Hillerova

Glass
Houses 12: Leslie Wilkes

Glass
Houses 11: Julie Speed

Glass
Houses 10: Bert Long

Glass
Houses 9: Steve Brudniak

Glass
Houses 8: David Aylsworth

Glass
Houses 7: Jill Pangallo

Glass
Houses 6: Nestor Topchy

 

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