Marcie Scudder, Synesthesia
Mondays were green. Tuesdays were yellow. Fridays were always a deep shade of violet/black. Until recently, Marcie Scudder believed everyone associated days of the week with color. Her mind experienced space as color, shadow as hue, light as a sparkly interplay between the two.
Josef Albers spoke to the complexity of seeing color as it truly is. Marcie Scudder likes to believe that color is not simply seen, but experienced and imagined through all of our senses. Synesthesia is an exploration into the color and joy of simple play. It acts as an explanation and response to her internal sensual perceptions.
Marcie Scudder is a lens-based mixed-media artist from Vermont currently working in photography, artist bookmaking and larger scale installation art.
Her art is rooted in Modernist Formalist practices, with color as a common thread. Inspired by the ever-changing Vermont landscape, subject matter ranges from representational to abstract. Her work has appeared in numerous featured and group shows regionally and on her popular art blog.
Her background also includes work as an architect, writer, and yoga instructor. She is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Fine Arts at Maine Media College.
Betsey Hansell, Mysteries
Mystery 13 by Betsey Hansell
In Mysteries, Betsey Hansell creates abstracted photographs of real objects that probe beneath surfaces, challenge perception and can bypass logic to engage with one’s deepest feelings – much as music does. Bounced around by glass and mirrors, a constructed scene becomes a dreamworld that cannot, yet does exist.
Her photographs suggest the fragility and impermanence of what is real and the possibility that what you see may be vastly different from what it appears to be.
Artist Betsey Hansell, based in Yardley PA, uses mirrors, glass, and reflections, to make abstract photographs of a mysterious space between truth and fiction, revealing bits of the real world in the distorted confusion of dreams.
Her work has been featured at Soulcatcher Studio, Santa Fe; The Curated Fridge, Boston; Black Box Gallery, Portland; Women’s Caucus for Art and Philadelphia Photo Arts Center in Philadelphia, PA. Photographs from Penn’s Point, about the transformation of a suburban woodland habitat into an attached housing development, will be exhibited in Environmental Alterations, at the Millepiani Gallery in Rome in September 2021.
Hansell earned BFA and MFA degrees from Wayne State University in Detroit, where her paintings of unmade beds appeared in solo and group exhibitions in museums and galleries.