Lost and Found in Iceland

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Lost and Found in Iceland

Cover Images: Diverging detail (left) Icy Patch detail (right)

Upside Down My mornings are my afternoons and my evenings now As I live in the silence of my hermit winter —mpl

Marietta Patricia Leis presents her series Lost and Found in Iceland based on her winter experience in Iceland as an Artist in Residence. Leis’ sculptural paintings catch the light creating a visceral experience of illumination in darkness. — Micheal McClung & Warren Campbell

Michael Warren Contemporary, Denver

I travelled to the far North Island of Iceland to discover the beauty and mystery of darkness. There is a fear component to the dark that was quickly dispelled with the celestial beauty of stars and Northern Lights. The geography of Iceland and my experiences of awe prompted this body of work. The dark, monochromatic graphite acrylic paintings on shaped wood resonating the volcanic landscape were carefully created layer by layer. And the snowy white and gray paintings employed a squeegee and a spontaneous calligraphic application like the many winter snowfalls. In addition to reflecting the beauty of Iceland, my intention is to help us contemplate our role in halting climate change tragedies and preserve the exceptional splendor of our planet for genrations to come. — Marietta Patricia Leis

from left to right: Fissures Molten Stillness Diverging

above: Molten Stillness opposite: Land Lines

From left to right: Fissures Molten Stillness Diverging Bifurcation

Fissures (left) opposite: left: Fissures right: Icy Patch

from left to right: Slippery Discourse Diverging Bifurcation

Winter Lyrics, acrylic/wood/lucite, 40 panel installation: 41x58x1.5 in. ea. panel: 7 x 5 in.

Winter Lyrics (detail)

Alliances, acrylic / wood / lucite, 16.5 x 7.75 x 1.5 in. (each panel: 7 x 5 in.)

Fissures, graphite acrylic/birch, 36.25 x 22.25 x 3.75. in. ea. panel: 10 x 22.25 x 3.75 in.

Diverging, graphite acrylic/birch, 38 x 26.25 x 3.5 in. ea. panel: 10 x 26 x 3.5 in.

Bifurcation, graphite acrylic/birch, 31.5 x 28 x 3.25 in. ea. panel 14 x 28 x 3.25 in.

Molten Stillness, graphite acrylic/wood, 24 x 24 x 6 in.

Land Lines, graphite acrylic/birch, 43 x 34 x 5 in. ea. panel: 12 x 34 x 5 in.

Left: Slippery Discourse, acrylic / linen, 36 x 36 x 2.5 in. Above: detail, Slippery Discourse

Right: Icy Patch, acrylic / canvas, 20 x 20 x 1.5 in. Above: detail, Icy Patch

Left: Study in Contrast, acrylic / linen, 36 x 36 x 2.5 in. Above: detail, Study in Contrast

Right: Unending Opportunity, acrylic / canvas, 20 x 20 x 1.5 in. Above: detail, Unending Opportunity

Significant Consequences acrylic / yupo/ wax / dibond 13.25 x 10.75 in. each

Weeping Moors, oil on birch

Vacuities 1-4, Prints on Metal

Marietta Patricia Leis is a multimedia artist living and working in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Her contemplative paintings of reductive abstractions are exhibited nationally and internationally demonstrated by her extensive resume of grants and honors. “The aim of my art is to represent not the outward appearance of things but their inward significance.� www.mariettaleis.com