SALT LAKE CITY — A solo exhibition featuring new works by Downy Doxey-Marshall will be on view at the Alice Gallery from May 13-July 8, 2016. The exhibition is entitled /klōTH/. A public reception will be held on Friday, May 20, from 6-9 p.m. in collaboration with the Salt Lake Gallery Stroll. The Alice Gallery is free and open to the public Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The artist said she rediscovered her love for oil painting after many years of working with mixed media and egg tempera. Informed by the juxtaposition of personal adornments and the natural landscape, Doxey-Marshall seamlessly weaves the inner and outer world. Painting images from clothes hanging in her closet and combining them with skies, clouds, fallen leaves, branches and stars, she creates a narrative about how nature eventually ravages the objects we consider precious and then discards them. It’s a fate that Doxey-Marshall believes cannot be escaped.
“I am inspired by moments of hope, the in-between spaces, and that which is left behind by time,” Doxey-Marshall said.
Downy Doxey-Marshall’s works are held in the permanent collections of the State of Utah Fine Art Collection and the Springville Museum of Art. Doxey-Marshall was a finalist in the 1998 Utah Arts Council Fellowship Award and her mural work is also featured in the Provo City Center Temple.
The Rio & Alice Galleries were created as a service to Utah artists. They provide free venues for emerging and established artists to collaborate on exhibits and engage the community through art making and dialogue. For more information on exhibition and other program opportunities visit visualarts.utah.gov.