Talk at Rochester Art Gallery this Thursday!

Could be of interest to FG artists and followers…

Marta Marcé –  Artist Talk 

Thursday 24 March 2011, 1-2:30pm
In association with the exhibition, Marta Marcé – Conditions of Abstraction – until 25 March 2011
Join Marta Marcé for a visual presentation about her creative practice and hear about her current projects and future developments. Marta will also be discussing, in the gallery, her paintings in the exhibition, and invitesquestions about her work. Artists and students are very welcome to attend as part of a professional development exchange.

Marta Marcé is a Spanish-born Berlin based artist, who is interested in the idea of play as a metaphor for how society operates, in an era when daily life is becoming ever more structured, planned and controlled. Marcé investigates concepts involving the human condition and the act of painting and explores the principles of games, rules and laws.  

‘Marta Marcé is inspired by the idea of play as a way to experiment with the possibilities of abstraction in painting. She begins each of her painting series by establishing a set of conditions and basic building blocks (shapes, background, colours) from which she generates increasingly complex permutations. As with any game, her own rules of painting evolve or collapse as the experimentation gains momentum.’  The above quote is from a commissioned essay by Jennifer Thatcher, Project Co-ordinator for the Folkestone Triennial which is available in the gallery.
Booking is essential as places are limited. 

To reserve your free place, contact the Arts Development Team on 01634 338319 or email  

Rochester Art Gallery presents Marta Marcé – Conditions of Abstraction in association with Riflemaker Gallery and ARC.

Rochester Art Gallery and Craft Case
Medway Visitor Information Centre
Ground Floor, 95 High Street
Kent ME1 1LX