Generator of shapes and rhythmic gestures
like going for a walk in the Alhambra, the pearl
of essential convergence set in tessellated emerald and cobalt tiles
– Excerpt from Anemone for Marina by Norma Cole
For her second exhibition at Salon 94 Bowery, Marina Adams presents five monumental new paintings whose bold vibrant colors and eccentric shifting compositions expand on the studio practice that she has developed for over a decade.
A continuum rather than a rupture, these paintings are confident expressions of what happens as line and color interact. Her resolute, almost architectural contours become the armature on which large stretches of color coalesce, disband and breathe, revealing a powerful pulsating energy that courses just below the surface. Adams’s paintings are dynamic. Yet, they are also intimate. It is this intimacy, one born out of rhythmic relationships between color and form, and to her self-conscious co-mingling of heroic scale with un-fixed mark-making, that is central to their impact. It draws the viewer into the constructed world of “art” and invites the eye to hover in the unchartered spaces in between.all images © the gallery and the artist(s)