Associate Professor of Art Sarah Marshall‘s new fabric work, Past Crimes, was juried into the 27th Parkside National Print Exhibition, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, by juror John Hitchcock, professor of art at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Marshall is interested in how everyday experiences are constructed and recorded in the human mind. Her work explores the links between direct sensory encounters and a rich history of belief, imagination, and memory. Plant forms, animal forms and the figure reference the physical world. Manipulated words and letterforms, and references to language and translation suggest the complexities of human thought, learning and behavior. She often works with appropriated source imagery, cutting apart and recombining elements, and abstracting them through simplification, repetition, and layering. Her attraction to the multiple comes from the possibility of infinite variation as much as infinite repeatability, and a family of related images often replaces the edition in her studio practice. Marshall has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in printmaking at UA since 2000.
Professor Marshall’s work has been included in numerous national and international juried exhibitions and her work has been the subject of solo exhibitions in Alabama, Iowa, Pennsylvania and Maryland. She has curated exhibitions and presented lectures and demonstrations at the College Art Association, the State University of West Georgia, West Virginia University and the University of North Alabama, among others.
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