Printmaking Professor’s Work Juried into International Exhibition

screenprint by Sarah Marshall
Sarah Marshall, “Cells Talk – Love Happens!,” 2018, screenprint, 13 x 17 inches.

Associate Professor Sarah Marshall’s screenprint, “Cells Talk – Love Happens!” has been accepted into the 2021 Delta National Small Print Exhibition at the Bradbury Art Museum at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Arkansas. The exhibition opens January 21 and runs through February 17. This year’s juror was Charlotte Dutoit, founder and director of Justkids Global Creative House.

The print is one from an edition of Marshall’s screenprints she originally created for the Intersecting Methods 2018 portfolio exchange, organized by artist and curator Matthew T. McLaughlin.

Sarah 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. Marshall 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.

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.

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