Gallery GM presents Collections
Gallery GM is delighted to announce the opening of Collections, an exhibition of works by Sarah Güsten-Marr. Each work featured in the exhibition has been carefully hand picked by the artist, and are the works that were created during the most profound moments in Güsten-Marr’s life. This will be the first time, artworks from different series will be brought together to provide a retrospective look at the artistic journey taken by Güsten-Marr over the course of her career thus far.
Güsten-Marr’s style is characterized by her use of bold colouring and expressive brushstrokes creating works that evoke an intense emotional response from the viewer. For Güsten-Marr, each application of colour is deliberate and is directly related to the emotions felt by the artist at the time of painting. Often working on several canvases at once allows Güsten-Marr to access the unadulterated subconscious mind resulting in raw and honest yet powerful artworks. For Güsten-Marr, art is a fundamental part of our society and through her art, expresses the world she sees around her.
A drinks reception will take place on Saturday 15, November 2014 at Gallery GM in North Yorkshire from 3 – 6 pm.
Collections by Sarah Güsten-Marr will be on show at Gallery GM, Dykelands Farm, Whendy, York, North Yorkshire, YO61 4SS from 16 November until January 2015 by appointment. RSVP [email protected]
Please note that Gallery GM is open by appointment only. For more information regarding the artist and the exhibition, please contact [email protected]
About the Artist
Sarah Güsten-Marr was born in Liberia, West Africa, in 1970. Orphaned as a baby, Güsten-Marr was adopted by German parents and brought up together with her two older sisters in West Africa, Germany, USA, and Italy. After her school years in Washington D.C. and Rome, Güsten-Marr studied at the Academia di Moda, Rome and at the Istituto Europeo di Design di Roma. She then went on to Winchester School of Art in Great Britain and graduated from the American College of the Applied Arts in London.
Güsten-Marr is an extensive world traveller who has dedicated her life to inspiring and help those who are less fortunate including a 6 month stay on an aboriginal reserve which was a highly influential period in the artist’s life and had a profound effect on her art. Most recently, Güsten-Marr has been involved with charities in China and the UK working to support youth in those areas, and with the ‘My Rhino Foundation’ in South Africa to preserve African wildlife. Having already shown her works in London and Jamaica, Güsten-Marr will be returning to South Africa in 2015 to exhibit a new body of work and continue her work with the ‘My Rhino Foundation’.