"Preface That" (detail), (encaustic paint), by Mary Marley, in her joint show with photographer Rebecca Skinner, at Fountain Street Fine Art, Boston, through May 27.
The gallery says:
"Marley and Skinner’s work explores the paradox of moments of stillness within larger patterns of change. Each part is connected to the whole but not subsumed by it. The work deals with the distinctness of passing moments as they meld into the current of time. Everything is in flux, but nothing is lost.''
"Mary Marley generates wholeness from fragments by patching together patterns and structures from disparate times and cultures. Having manipulated oils, paper cuttings, and mixed media, she has most recently found expression through encaustic painting. The layering of these pigments creates a unique luminous quality to her graphic narratives.''