August 5 - September 4, 2022
From Wally Workman Gallery:
“On Friday, August 5th, Wally Workman Gallery is excited to announce a solo exhibition of Julie Maren’s work titled, Spacious. Maren expands upon her use of negative space for this show, exploring boundaries and ideas of infinity. She is interested in the space in between, where transitions happen and where light comes through. In her installation series, Biophilia, each piece feels caught in a moment of almost cosmic motion. This show presents Maren’s paintings for the first time. These works are heavily layered and at the same time heavily redacted, with actual physical pieces of the canvas cut away. As the negative space of the installations give a sense of outward expansion, the negative space of the paintings communicate an inward, introspective movement.
Julie Maren received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Her artwork is exhibited in the U.S. and abroad, and is part of private and corporate collections around the world. She has illustrated two children’s books, “Celia Cruz, Queen of Salsa” and “An Orange in January,” both for Dial/Penguin Books, received major grants from the Colorado Commission on the Arts and the Boulder Arts Commission. Her sculptural work was commissioned for Boulder’s Pearl Street pedestrian mall and she has attended sculpture symposiums in Wellington, New Zealand, Bangalore, India and Marble, Colorado. Most recently, Maren, co-founder of “The Women’s Art League” is featured in a short film with Judy Chicago, “The Famous Women Dinner Service: In Conversation with Contemporary Art,” by the Yale Center for British Art, filmed by the Brooklyn Museum.
Established in 1980 and located in a 100 year old historic house in Austin’s art district, the Wally Workman Gallery specializes in emerging and collected talent.
Send inquiries to Kathryn Pearce at [email protected] or call 512.472.7428″
On View: August 5, 2022 | 12–5 pm
1202 West 6th Street
Austin, 78703 TX
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