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Chase Family Gallery


Paintings by Barbara Marks

January 8 – February 15, 2015

Barbara Marks is intrigued by the evocative nature of color — how it triggers mood and memory — she is endlessly fascinated by the power of a simple shape, an ordinary object, or a familiar place, to stimulate the subconscious and elicit narrative. Her primary medium is color; working in oil, acrylic gouache, casein, flashe, B-I-N, graphite, ink, pastel pencils, cray-pas, charcoal, and anything else that will make a mark (!)…on paper, linen, panels, and upcycled materials of all sorts.

In her ongoing series “Cakes,” Marks uses the birthday cake as a subject matter for its levity (iconic, celebratory object) as much as for its gravity (representing the passage of time and how we mark time). She began working on a small series of monotypes of cakes — birthday cakes, in warm and cool blacks and whites — “noir cakes” — to mark the occasion of her late husband’s birthday two years after his death. Gradually the series expanded to include other colors and many cakes as she came to think of the birthday cakes as a timeline — spanning a lifetime, perhaps.



The Chase Family Gallery presents six to eight major exhibits each year, with works ranging from contemporary to classical to avant garde. Opening reception parties allow members to meet the artists, mingle with their friends, and get a sneak preview of the pieces on display.  

Our beautiful Gallery is a treat for the eyes and nourishment for the soul, presenting the works of local, national and worldwide artists and craftspeople.  We proudly present art in all forms:  painting, sculpture, photography, glass and ceramics.