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Sunday, July 14, 2013

Opening for Markley painting show at New Haven Free Public Library Saturday

New Haven Free Public Library Art Gallery
133 Elm St., New Haven
The Emotion of Color: Paintings by Mason Markley
July 18—Aug. 27, 2013.
Artist's reception: Sat., July 20, 2—4 p.m.

Press release from Azoth Gallery

Paintings by Mason Markley will be on view in the gallery of the New Haven Free Public Library from July 18 through Aug. 27. An artist's reception will be held Sat., July 20, from 2—4 p.m.

Mason Markley: "Birds of a Feather"

Mason Markley's artist statement:

My art comes from a place of feeling. I am always trying to capture how I feel about what is going on in my life. I love to use a lot of color, thick paint, and be a little messy. I never quite feel that art must be perfect. I believe that we are messy people, with messy feelings and that confusion is what makes life interesting and beautiful.

After a short stint at Hastings College in Nebraska and Purdue University in Indiana, I moved back to New Mexico and attended the University of New Mexico graduating in 2001 with honors in Cultural Anthropology and History. I have taken courses in art and am looking into various MFA programs, but I believe that most of my training has come from traveling and living in various places, meeting other artists and my life experiences. All told I have been in every state except Alaska and lived now in nine US states. In 2010 I settled down and bought a house in Connecticut where I have a studio in my barn.

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