Notes of an Artist.. | MARYELLEN STEWART POP-UP | JUNE 2-4 / by Tasha Ostrander

As the days get closer to an artist’s exhibition there are always a range of emotions and challenges that arise if an artist is honest with herself…

From the journal of Maryellen Stewart…

Frequently I find myself in a conflict between the idea and the process, where the idea becomes secondary to the process or vice versa.  If a piece is successful it is because the idea and the process become synergistic, and therein lies the struggle.  In my most recent effort, I have been trying to present the unseen in nature, but how does one address things unseen?  Temperature, wind, the tides, even the plates of continents are powerful forces that we are not able to actually see; we see the results but not the cause..   As an idea these present but unseen forces are challenging my creativity and understanding of painting.  Idea and process, a dance over the abyss?

—Maryellen Stewart

Cirrus, 2017, Oil/acrylic on panel, 24 x 24 in.

Cirrus, 2017, Oil/acrylic on panel, 24 x 24 in.

Night Wind, 2017, Oil on canvas on panel, 36 x 40 in.

Night Wind, 2017, Oil on canvas on panel, 36 x 40 in.

Fall Wind, 2017, Oil/acrylic on panel, 28 x 36 in.

Fall Wind, 2017, Oil/acrylic on panel, 28 x 36 in.


Pop-up | MARYELLEN STEWART
WHEN | JUNE 2-4 | 2017
WHERE | freeform art space | 1619 Ce de Baca Lane | santa fe (map)

OPENING RECEPTION | FRIDAY | JUNE 2 | 5-8pm
HOURS | SATURDAY | JUNE 3 | 1-5pm | SUNDAY | JUNE 4 | 1-4pm