Marley Freeman


oil and acrylic on linen
26 x 16 inches

Marley Freeman’s lively paintings play on the inherent properties of both oil and acrylic paint and the push-pull of thoughtful color juxtapositions. Freeman carefully builds up her surfaces, and brushstrokes and washes rest on top of one another in thin, translucent veils and heavy, opaque shapes. Characteristic of much of her work, Sheep Dusted Pollen seems to exist in tension between abstraction and representation. Freeman completed her MFA in 2011 at the Milton Avery Graduate School of Arts at Bard College, New York, and her BFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Solo exhibitions of her work have been held at Travesía Cuatro, Guadalajara; Parker Gallery, Los Angeles; Karma, New York; and PSM, Berlin; among others.