Last week I visited Karen Marston in her studio to get a preview of some of the works that will be in her forthcoming solo show, Demeter’s Wrath. It opens on May 20th at Owen James Gallery in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
While Karen and I looked around at her most recent paintings, we chatted about roilings and stirrings, headlines old and new, relevancies fleeting and perennial, fine boundaries between representation and suggestion, boundaries finer yet along certain horizons, apparitions in clouds and grounds, and the bizarre and enthralling phenomenon of volcanic lightning. Why we talked about all such matters should be readily apparent as you look at her work.
Paul D’Agostino, Ph.D. is an artist, writer, translator, curator and professor living in Bushwick, Brooklyn. More information about him is available here, and you can find him as @postuccio on Instagram and Twitter.