Milner Women in the Arts Lecture and Exhibit: Diane Marsh – A Merging of Worlds

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Date(s) - 10/14/2021 - 11/11/2021
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Francis McCray Gallery of Contemporary Art
1000 W. College Avenue - Silver City, NM

Lecture: 6:30 Parotti Hall

Exhibit Opening and Reception: 7:30 McCray Gallery (Runs through 11/11/21)

The paintings of Diane Marsh have evolved over 40 years to portray universal issues which are both deeply personal and profoundly human.  They encompass a dedicated search for truth, beauty, and emotional honesty, while ultimately revealing images of pain, the sorrow of loss, hope, healing, and transcendence. Born in Buffalo, N.Y., Marsh was in graduate school at the University of Buffalo (1976-78) during a period of dynamic expansion in media arts, film, and photography.  Fellow students Cindy Sherman, Robert Longo, and Charlie Clough founded the alternative space, “Hallwalls,” and the Albright Knox was a rich source of information and inspiration.   In 1979 Marsh received a grant from the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation, moved to New York, and set up a studio in Lower Manhattan.  In 1980 Marsh was invited by artist Harmony Hammond to particiapte in an exhibition featuring artists Ida Applebroog, Harmony Hammond, Joyce Kosloff, Pat Lasch, Miriam Shapiro & others called “Home Work: The Domestic Environment Reflected In Work By Contemporary Women Artists.”  From 1980 to 1981 The Roswell Residence Program invited her to spend a year in New Mexico, at the end of which, she returned to New York.

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