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June 12, 2013

The Spirit of Color Exhibition

New Works by Martee Levi

June 7 – June 30

Marina Gallery

153 Main St., Cold Spring, NY
Thurs – Sunday, 12-6

The Marina Gallery is pleased to announce “The Spirit of Color” an exhibition of exciting new works by Martee Levi.

In her work, Martee explores the infinite variety of form and color in surprising and exuberant combinations. Martee draws her themes from many sources, including the landscapes of the Hudson Valley and the intricate complexities found in ancient Coptic weavings. She sees herself as an “exuberant colorist,” a description borne out by the works’ many tones and shades–the deep ochre of Earth’s clays, the varied blues present in ocean and sky, and the greens of spring–that burst from the surface of her collages.

 Martee describes herself as an artist with a mission. She states, “I see my work as celebrating life and its many varying possibilities.” Martee finds inspiration in the works of Henri Matisse, Piet Mondrian, Paul Cezanne, and Kurt Schwitters. However, there are also unique qualities in her work, that draw from her Native American heritage, an earlier career as a jazz dancer, and her love of all forms of music.

 Her works have been exhibited in galleries, museums, and universities, both in the United Sates and in Europe. Noted art critic Roger Lipsey describes Martee’s works as “complex, quietly dynamic compositions. These works are of and about our time, but they evoke something else: an archaic world surprisingly native to us all.” 

The exhibition is on view from June 7th through June 30th at the Marina Gallery located at 153 Main St. in Cold Spring, NY. 

For more information contact the Marina Gallery at 845-265-2204.

Gallery hours are Thursday — Sunday from 12-6, but appointments to view the work can be arranged at other times.

About the Author

Garrison Cold Spring
Garrison and Cold Spring, neighboring villages within Philipstown, are located approximately 50 miles north of Manhattan on the Hudson River and are known for their majestic river and mountain views and waterfront parks. During the last half of the nineteenth century, Garrison/Cold Spring became a magnet for artists who were attracted to the extraordinary beauty of the Hudson Highlands. Views from the riverbanks have been made famous by painters of the Hudson River School, a mid-nineteenth century American art movement. Active cultural organizations offer numerous activities throughout the year.


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