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EVENT DATE: September 8 – October 22, 2006
Opening Reception:
September 8 • 5 - 7:30 p.m.

Marymount University’s Barry Gallery is pleased to announce that the opening exhibition for the academic year will be The Dark Fantastic – Paintings of Storms by Amy Marx. Ms. Marx is widely recognized for the intensity of her tornado paintings and other images of impending storms. The force of nature is palpable in her canvasses, which are inspired by her belief that a spiritual power underlies the universe. Marx believes that her art is a means for “making visible the invisible force that animates the universe.”

The exhibition dates are September 8 through October 22, 2006. The Artist’s Reception will be held on Friday, September 8, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. in the Barry Gallery. The public is invited to attend the reception or to visit the exhibition at any time during the Gallery’s hours of operation. There is no admission fee.

Amy Marx has achieved national recognition for innovative work as a painter and jewelry designer, but freely acknowledges that she is best known for her “weather paintings.” She encourages the viewer to look beyond this surface interpretation and experience the powerful, emotional force that makes her art distinctive. Realism is her chosen style, reflecting her belief that the realist image most directly communicates the powerful, looming spiritual force that envelops her canvasses. Marx’s intention is for this presence also to envelop those who view her art.

Marx has recently exhibited in a cultural exchange show at the U.S. Capitol and previously participated in an international show in Cairo, Egypt. In 2008, her work will be featured at the OK Harris Gallery in New York City.

The Barry Gallery is located in the Reinsch Library on the University’s Main Campus, 2807 North Glebe Road, Arlington, VA. The Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, contact Judy Bass at 703-284-1561.