Marion Exhibit Conveys Profound Sense of Place

Via Settembre

The New Bedford Standard-Times reviews a group show in which I participated, at the Marion Art Center:

“…Ms. McGurk employs a similar collage style, embedding text fragments in jabs of paint, but her take on the technique focuses on unexpected color combinations. Her “Via Settembre” includes red variations of raspberry, rose and tomato. Laid out in a horizontal pattern, these swatches imply a landscape view, especially with the gray-blue rectangle along the top edge. Minute bits of black script locate the foreground with delicate swirls.

In Ms. McGurk’s “Fratello,” brilliant red zaps electric blue. She can also work magic with more sedate combinations; her “Messina” shows a watery world of turquoise with touches of rusty orange and greenish gold.”