Artist Ruth Marsh Opens at The Craig Gallery February 1st

At The Craig Gallery
Ruth Marsh Exhibit, “Corpus Melliferous”
Opening Reception Wednesday, February 1st, 7-9PM
Exhibit Runs From February 2 – 26
Please join us to welcome Halifax Artist Ruth Marsh to The Craig Gallery with her latest exhibit of mixed media drawings, “Corpus Melliferous”.
Canadian Art recently included her in a list of 10 artists with forward thinking practices, view it here: http://canadianart.ca/features/forward-looking-canadian-artists/
Also, check out her Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/979707932130117/
 
“Ruth Marsh’s studio practice adopts a multidisciplinary approach ranging across media. Drawing forms the back-bone of this creative output by acting as a tactile lab for the unburdened, intuitive connection of concepts and images. However, this work is as much an exploration of ideas as it is an expression of the love of connecting pencil to paper; each drawing is obsessively and lovingly rendered and may take more than a hundred hours to produce. This latest presentation of the work is the result of five years of a slow but constant tandem practice.

“Corpus Melliferous” translates roughly into “honey bearing bodies”. This is an ongoing series of large-scale, mixed media drawings on paper. These works explore fluid, surrealistic, anatomical shifts: flowing hair paired with weeping viscera, Frankenstein hybrids, tumours with teeth, dry bones, queen bees, pulsing organs and thrumming swarms.”

 
Many thanks,
Lee
Lee Cripps
Fine Arts Program Director
The Craig Gallery Coordinator
Alderney Landing Community Cultural Centre
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