Marian Steen: Memories and Dreams

Event Details

Marian Steen: Memories and Dreams

Time: June 22, 2012 at 6pm to August 12, 2012 at 4pm
Location: The Saint Louis University Museum of Art
Street: 3663 Lindell Blvd.
City/Town: St. Louis
Website or Map: http://sluma.slu.edu
Phone: 314-977-2666
Event Type: art, exhibition
Organized By: Mary C. Marshall
Latest Activity: Jun 22, 2012

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Event Description

The Saint Louis University Museum of Art is pleased to host Marian Steen: Memories and Dreams. An opening reception will be held from 6 ― 8 p.m. on Friday, June 22. The exhibition continues until August 12.

Steen’s paintings are a powerful expression of sensitivity and technique. She employs the “wet on wet” technique favored by many watercolorists. Her harmonious and appealing work is alive with lush colors, as well as large washes of transcendent hues and tones. She often integrates handmade paper, strings, found objects, or scraps of memorabilia that convey a sensitivity, complexity and richness to her work. “I incorporate objects connected to my own memories, thereby transforming the past into something new. In doing so, I try to represent the passage of time.”

For Steen, her collages are the equivalent of keeping a visual art diary and paint an emotional narrative. Her work is emotive. She acknowledges that pain and struggle are an integral part of the human existence. Her ultimate goal is to transcend pain and darkness and create paintings that instead, convey hope and beauty through the interplay between color, line, and texture.

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