Museum to Exhibit “Lottery” – The Works of Marcia Marx
HOUSTON, TX – Holocaust Museum Houston announces its newest exhibition of original art entitled Lottery by artist Marcia Marx. The exhibit, comprised of sculpture and mixed-media “assemblages,” will be on display in the Central Gallery of Holocaust Museum Houston’s Morgan Family Center from October 5, 2004 through January 2, 2005.

Marx uses an assortment of media from paint to clay to artifacts evoking haunting yet poignant imagery of life and death during the Holocaust. Art critic and essayist Donald Kuspit comments, “Marx’s works have a disturbing poignancy, not only because of their imagery but because of their intense physicality. Remembrance is Marx’s theme. Her works are saturated in memory…unsettling as well as consoling.”

The individual works in the exhibition show a modernist technique and point of view. Some of the pieces are tragic and ghostly while others are illuminating and spiritual.

“We are so pleased to have Marcia Marx’s art at our museum,” says Executive Director Susan Llanes-Myers. “Her work strikingly portrays a sense of remembrance, a core of our mission.”

The artist, herself, says that there is a storytelling dimension to her work. Says Marx, “No matter what I was thinking when I created it, the viewer writes his or her own script making it a far more intriguing experience.”

Marx’s training at Yale was of a classical perspective and based deeply in history. She is known for her oblique yet truthful portrayal of the human subject. Marx spent more than a decade living and painting in Mexico City and is now a resident of New York City.

Holocaust Museum Houston promotes awareness and educates the public of the dangers of prejudice, hatred and violence against the backdrop of the Holocaust by fostering remembrance, understanding and education. The museum is open to the public and located in Houston’s Museum District at 5401 Caroline Street, Houston, TX 77004. Its Internet address is http://www.hmh.org.
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