M A R J O R I E .. S C H W A R Z

Opening Reception: Friday, May 29th, 2015, 6-8pm
Exhibition runs through August 1, 2015.


Marjorie Schwarz presents paintings of still life abstracted as bleak, tender impressions. Schwarz’s intimately scaled works use water-soluble oil paint on canvas to render a permanent-yet-perishable quality, like a photograph bleached from the sun or a corroded marble bust. Detail lurks awkwardly within the dark, blocky compositions; haphazard angles suggest instability. By addressing domestic material through formalist language, Schwarz obscures the inherent charm and opens the narrative to subversive interpretation.

Schwarz most recently exhibited a solo presentation of paintings at the Dallas Art Fair (2014) as part of Dutton Gallery. Her numerous group exhibitions include the Dallas Biennial 2014; James Harris Gallery, Seattle; Angstrom Gallery, Los Angeles; Champion, Austin; Dutton New York; and Inman Gallery, Houston. Schwarz received her BFA from Southern Methodist University and currently lives and works in Dallas.