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A Local Artist’s Work Sends Meaningful Messages

Artist Marlene Siff of Westport



Contributed by Marlene Siff

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Famed visionary artist, Marlene Siff, of Westport, understands her contemporary, abstract and expressionist work, which has been exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the United States and abroad, as a means of giving form to states of mind.

“I am concerned with communicating a sense of harmony, balance, order and spirituality,” explained Siff. “We are all confronted on a daily basis with the fragmentation of our non-linear lives, trying, as in a puzzle, to make the pieces fit together to make sense of it all. My paintings, works on paper, and sculpture depict imagery of personal events and psychological issues. They are expressed through geometric shapes, color, light, space, texture, edges and movement, each interplaying with one another engaging the viewer to participate.”

Accolades

Siff’s accolades outnumber even her pages’ long resume, too many to list, here are a few examples; Siff’s work has been exhibited at the Connecticut Public Television Gallery, the Thomas J Walsh Art Gallery at Fairfield University, Galerie Musee’ in Nagoya, Japan, Embler Art Gallery Fine Art for Airline Clubs Worldwide, in the permanent collection of the B’nai B’rith Klutznick National Jewish Museum in Washington, DC and the Artists Registry at the National September 11 Memorial Museum.

“I recently embarked on a series of white paintings that abandon my signature bold palette. These paintings from the ‘Elements of Peace’ series pay homage to people who have been affected by war. White is soft, quiet, spiritual, unadorned and is full of infinite possibilities. My intention is to create an architectural space for rest, retreat, connection, reflection and identification.”

Siff’s assemblage ‘Fallen Heroes/Afghanistan’ hangs in the office of Ct Congressman Jim Himes in the Capital Building in Washington D.C.  Himes chose this upon its completion in 2010.

Siff’s painting ‘Neo Gothic’ was accepted into the worldwide competition ‘Art Takes Time Square 2012’ where it was viewed by thousands of people. She was also one of 27 chosen artists by Janne Siren (Director of the Albright-Knox Gallery) to exhibit at Chautauqua’s 56th annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art.

Marlene Siff
New Music works (on right)

Marlene Siff
Elements of Peace works (white on left)

Marlene Siff
Elements of Peace works (white on left)