Pattern In Motion

The UConn Stamford Art Gallery presented …

Pattern In Motion” by Marcia Santore

Exhibit: October 28 – November 30, 2017

The UConn Stamford Art Gallery is pleased to announce a co-exhibit by Marcia Santore.


Pattern in Motion


Pattern in Motion is a series of paintings manifested in a variety of painting media: some in oil, some in acrylic, some on loose canvas, some on traditionally stretched canvas, some on canvas board, some with collaged elements such as recycled sewing pattern tissue paper or handmade paper. Balancing on that almost indefinable point between recognizable subject matter and complete abstraction, these paintings use pattern in a new way—not as repetitive marks that emphasize the surface of an object, but in a nonrepetitive, evocative mode in which the patterns evolve, change, move, dance to discover the shapes they create. The result can be ambiguous, with emotional resonance of motion, stillness, and intensity. The viewer is invited to linger, to follow the lines where they lead, as the shape unfolds from their labyrinthine paths.

“Wind in Her Sails”


About the Artist


Marcia Santore is a contemporary painter. Her work uses vivid color, subtle textural shifts, and image‐based abstraction in the service of mystery and movement. Santore has exhibited her paintings, collages, and other art work in solo, juried, and group exhibitions throughout the United States, and her artwork is held in public and private collections in the U.S. and abroad. Santore was born in Hartford, CT, and has lived in California, Minnesota, upstate New York, and Texas. She now lives in Plymouth, NH, maintaining a studio in nearby  Ashland. She holds a BFA in studio art with an emphasis in painting and drawing from the University of Texas at Austin. Santore writes for Artscope Magazine and other publications. She is an independent curator and an active member of the Women’s Caucus for Art New Hampshire, New York, Boston, and Central Massachusetts chapters.


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