Local mixed media artist Margaret Colvin will unveil her latest work “Metropolitan” at Hotel Sorella at CityCentre, 800 West Sam Houston Parkway, on Wednesday Nov. 17.
In this series of work, “Metropolitan,” Colvin renders a softer organic color palette allowing the characteristics and flaws of the piece to become more prominent and defined.
“The canvas isn’t completely chaotic with lots of color and subject matter,” said Colvin. “It’s liberating and thought provoking.”
The emphasis is on the enormous amount of space and the balance of color which creates strong visual tension and interest between the two elements. As her paintings move toward abstraction, the rules begin to change. Not only do the color choices become more arbitrary, but spatial relationships are also manipulated expressively.
Also on display are Colvin’s mixed media collages. One often finds a humorous or unexpected element within each piece. Colvin enjoys collecting and working with various materials like worn papers, letters, book pages, painting fragments, netting, anything to create a tactile surface.
Colvin’s piece “Pink Horizon” was chosen in 2009 for the “Houston City Hall Exhibit” juried by Houston Arts Alliance. Since 2005, she has been an active board member of Visual Arts Alliance and recently, her mixed media collage “Just Enough,” was chosen in the 28th VAA Members Juried 2010 Show. Colvin is also a member of WILVA (Women in the Literary and Visual Arts) and enjoys volunteering at Community Development Corporation’s, Art on the Avenue annual show where she has been a participant since 2005.
For nearly 15 years, Colvin has explored the many facets of abstraction; employing mixed media to create paintings and collages with a sense of style and presentation all her own. Her artwork is ever evolving and changing from colorfully bold to organic and natural. Intense attention to color and detail to design is portrayed in her work today. Not being confined to only one medium enables her to experiment, explore, and evolve, consistently refining her technique.
The artist will be on hand to visit with guests during the exhibition opening reception, Wednesday, Nov. 17 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm.
For information about the artist, visit www.margaretcolvin.com.