In the balance—Marshall Noice
“It’s almost a magnetic attraction,” he says. “I’m instantly drawn in and simply must paint.”Noice’s latest series of oils, which form his one-man show “New Horizons,” have had a similar effect on gallery goers since debuting last month.
The artist is often drawn by a single element in a scene—color, light or line—and the emotional reaction that it creates. To recapture the feeling he performs a visual balancing act, shifting and pairing colors and carefully easing his scenes into abstraction. The results are “non-literal” landscapes in the tradition of Expressionism that hold your eyes to the canvas and your feet to the floor.
“I don’t need to make it look right,” says Noice. “I need to make it feel right. Occasionally when 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.”
The first paintings that will catch your eye in “New Horizons” sport an electrifying pallet of yellows, oranges and pinks, but linger for a bit as the seasons change or night falls. Noice’s delicate use of cool blues and pale greens lead the eye along dark, intriguing paths.
Noice’s show ends July 9th. Take a trip to Waxlander soon, and Noice might just bring you to a halt.