Waxlander Gallery and Sculpture Garden in Santa Fe announces “The Transcendent Landscape”, a one-man show of new work by celebrated landscape painter and colorist, Marshall Noice!
With the landscape as his muse, Noice’s landscapes are born of a creative relationship with the place he calls home. With a depth of commitment and a love of nature, Marshall’s relationship with the landscape is evident in his work. With plentiful experience as the stronghold of his inspiration, Marshall’s paintings capture a unique and rich world as seen through the eyes of a long-time lover
Marshall Noice has been a prolific chronicler of the West for over twenty-five years. His work centers on the people, places, and animals of the northern Rockies and plains.
Noice is an avid student of Montana, her people, and their cultures. His work has been featured in exhibitions at The National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson, Wyoming; The Clymer Museum in Ellensburg, Washington; The Yellowstone Art Center in Billings, Montana; Idaho State University; The University of Colorado; The Muset for Kunst in Odense, Denmark; The Houston Museum; and many more. In 1995, Noice was the featured artist in the University of Wisconsin’s “American Masters in their Environment” traveling exhibition; previous featured artists include Frank Lloyd Wright and Fritz Scholder.
Marshall Noice has illustrated three books: No More Buffalo, The Blackfeet Artists of the Northern Plains by Robert Scriver, and Glacier: Images from the Crown of the Continent.
Noice has received numerous awards for his artwork, including a Hasselblad New Artist Award in 1984, presented by Victor Hasselblad from Goteborg, Sweden.
In 1980, he received two Awards of Merit in the prestigious Ilford Worldwide Print Competition in Basildon, England. Noice was given The Kodak Gallery Award for Excellence in 1990 and again in 1991. Noice’s home state of Montana honored him with The Governor’s Cultural Award Exhibit in 1993.
Noice’s work has been purchased for the permanent collections of The Bibliotheque Nationale du France; The Muset for Kunst, Denmark; The Menil Collection, U.S.A.; The National Museum of Wildlife Art, U.S.A.; and corporate and private collections worldwide.
Marshall’s dearest award was bestowed upon him in 1987 by The Blackfeet Nation with a Blackfeet name-giving ceremony. At that time, medicine man, George Kicking Woman, who had found Noice’s name in a vision, presented the artist with the Blackfeet name, E-Kah-Seh-Mah-Kin.
Marshall Noice Artist Statement
My paintings are made in response to things I see in the natural world. They capture a place at a particular time. And they capture a moment in my sensibility. My overriding goal as a painter is to create a work, an artifact if you will, that resonates with the spirit of the landscape that inspired me to begin working.
It’s hard for me to say exactly why one location makes me want to paint and another often equally beautiful or interesting location is easily passed by. But it’s impossible to resist the urge when the right
subject matter comes before me. It’s almost a magnetic attraction. I’m instantly drawn in and I simply must paint. Sometimes it’s the color, sometimes the light, sometimes simply the line of a distant ridge. What ever it is that causes me to stop, to look, and perhaps to make a mark on paper or canvas, I’m deeply grateful for the gifts of inspiration that I’m given.
Once the painting begins, my most important job is to get my intellect out of the way and let the painting happen. Since I’m not concerned with making a literal rendition of the scene but rather
an accurate record of what I sensed when looking a the landscape, my decision making process is necessarily different than that of most artists. I don’t need to make it look right. I need to make it feel right. Occasionally while I’m working on a painting in my studio I can almost feel the sun, smell the rain, or hear the wind. That’s when I know I’m on the right track. In the best of times the
painting almost paints itself.
My works greatest pleasure comes when I’m in the thick of the battle to let a painting emerge. I have my issues. What color next to that? Another line here? Take that out? Greater abstraction?
Simpler? More complexity? Simply painting, watching, concentrating, staying thoroughly engaged, alive. Not thinking. Just doing. Eventually, over hours, weeks, sometimes months or even years the problems slip away. The work now resonates with the sense of place that I recognized and responded to initially. C’est fini! A painting now exists.
Join us in celebrating the most recent collection of oil and pastel paintings in The Transcendent Landscape at Waxlander Gallery and Sculpture Garden, June 28 through July 11, with a reception for the artist on Friday, July 1, from 5 – 7pm.
See more of Marshall’s show pieces at: http://www.waxlander.com/event/24/The-Transcendent-Landscape—Featuring-Marshall-Noice
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