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Recent Work: 'The Tempest'

Bronze
98"h x 26"w x 40"d

"Gwen Marcus has taken two and a half years to complete this beautifully proportioned and emotional, monumental 8' piece. The patina, or color, is created layering thin chemical transparencies. The chemicals are stippled on the bronze with a brush and heated with a blowtorch, so that they will adhere. It is crucial to create the right patina for each bronze sculpture in order to enhance the desired shadows, depth, energy, and emotional impact. This complex patina of reds, yellows, and greens, took several weeks to design and execute."
- - Patricia Call, ColorClicks, Editor

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American Masters Exhibition

Article in Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine

'The Tempest' and Gwen were featured in the The Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine, "Gwen Marcus Creates a Tempest."

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American Art Collector Magazine

Article in American Art Collector Magazine

Transcendent Reality Upcoming Show Preview/The Gallery at Tree's Place

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Times Herald

Article in The Times Herald

July 27, 2017 Leisure Section New Sculptures installed at The LIM

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American Masters Exhibition

Gwen at the stunning new Chimei Museum, Taiwan

Gwen visited the newly reopened Chimei Museum. Numerous works by Gwen are currently on exhibit from their permanent collection.

The Chimei Museum boasts one of the largest collections of violins in the world, and significant collections of ancient weapons and Western paintings and sculptures. The new building, which was under construction for four years, is an eye-catching structure that features a European-style design.

 
American Masters Exhibition

2016 American Masters Exhibition

October 2016

The Salmagundi Club, one of America's oldest art organizations, hosted their annual American Masters event to include "Forty of America's Foremost Representational Artists."

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Brookgreen Gardens

Brookgreen Gardens Exhibition

"Selected Works by Rainey Master Sculptors"

This exhibit includes artworks by Brookgreen's Sculptors in Residence, which is part of the Anne Edens Rainey Master Sculptor Program.
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scottsdale artists school

Sculpture Workshop given by Gwen

Scottsdale Artists' School: "Capturing Beauty in Clay,"

Gwen's well-attended workshop explored figurative sculpture in depth for beginning to advanced levels. Students worked in water-based clay over an armature with a live female model. The class covered form, proportions, relationships and the flow of a composition. Students were taught what to look for in setting a pose and balance and composition in the figure. Each student will received personal attention along with demonstrations throughout the week illustrating various techniques.

 

Straz Center for the Performing Arts

"Performance in Sculpture" Exhibit

Gwen with Judith Lisi, President, Chief Executive Officer of the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, Tampa, Florida by her sculpture 'Ete'. Gwen attended the closing reception for 'Performance in Sculpture', works by National Sculpture Society Members.

   
Her work 'Ete' was on display for two years in the lobby.

 

Gwen's Book!

Gwen's beautiful book provides an intimate, detailed and engaging encounter with more than forty of her sculptures.

"A delightful book. Her work is exquisite and for all those who are privileged to collect her work, a special treat..."
David Bowerman, Champs Hill Sculpture Gardens, England

Available in both hard cover and soft cover!

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Gwen Marcus was featured in the American Art Collector Magazine:

"Striking Balance"

BY RICHARD V. WEST, DIRECTOR EMERITUS OF THE FRYE ART MUSEUM IN SEATTLE

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Lecture in Taiwan

Gwen was invited to present lectures on her work at the National Cheng Kung University Art Center in Taiwan. The event was organized by the Chi Mei Museum, where her works are on permanent display in their collection. The Museum lent two of Gwen’s works, 'The Bather' and 'Serenity', as a temporary outdoor exhibit on the grounds of the University.

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Artist In Residence at Brookgreen Gardens

Gwen was invited to lecture in South Carolina at Brookgreen Gardens: a National Historic Landmark with the most significant collection in the world of figurative sculpture in an outdoor setting by American artists. Gwen spoke about her work and her process on October 7th.

Gwen conducted a masterclass workshop, 'Modeling the Graceful Figure', that covered form, proportions, relationships and the flow of a composition. Working from a live model students, learned what to look for in setting a pose as well as balance and composition in the figure.

   

 

Upcoming Exhibition

TRANSCENDENT REALITY
Works by GWEN MARCUS

August 12 - August 25

OPENING RECEPTION: August 12, 5 - 7 PM
The Gallery at TREE'S PLACE
Route 6A at 28, Orleans, MA

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EXHIBITION PLEASE >CLICK HERE


Newest Work

'To Market'

Bronze
17"- H X 9 1/2"-W X 11"-D

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Recent Exhibitions

Cheryl Newby Gallery Exhibition

April 29 to May 27, 2017
Cheryl Newby Gallery, Pawleys Island, SC


'The Tempest'
HOLIDAY HOUSE NYC
Holiday House NYC is a designer showcase that brings together top interior designers in the industry benefitting the Breast Cancer Research Foundation®. 'The Tempest' was honored to be a part of this important event.


Recent Awards

Gold Medal of Honor, Catharine Lorillard Wolf Art Club NYC: for 'Blossom'

AAPL President Award, The American Artists Professional League, NYC: for 'Tomorrow'

Ron Tunison Memorial Award, Hudson Valley Art Association at the Salmagundi Club,
NYC: for 'Maiden's Dream'

Marilyn Newmark Memorial Award, Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, NYC: for 'Ete'

Current Installations

'The Tempest' at The Long Island Museum, New York
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'The Catch' was unveiled at the dedication of The Braves Baseball Field in Conway, Arkansas. This park was created for special need athletes and is fully handicap-accessible. "I am very happy and proud to know that 'The Catch' will be present over the years to come at this special facility, providing youthful inspiration to these striving athletes." >View More

'Hatti,' Stamford Hospital, Stamford, Connecticut. Installed at the entrance to the hospital's ambulatory facility. >View More

 

'The Tempest' at Champs Hill Sculpture Garden, England >View Larger

 


'Hatti' at Champs Hill Sculpture Garden, England.
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The 'Bather' at Brookgreen Sculpture Gardens, South Carolina. >View Larger

Recent Exhibitions

2016 American Masters Exhibition, The Salmagundi Club, NYC

Brookgreen Gardens, Murrells Inlet, SC

Recent Press

"Gwen Marcus is an American Figurative Sculptor who works in bronze. Gwen speaks of her creations: 'I find inspiration in museums, in dance performances and in my travels. I often sketch ideas and images of future works; I have looked in awe at the work of the French sculptor Camille Claudel (1864-1943) and the English sculptor Henry Moore (1898-1986) as well as the Greeks of long ago. I begin with a concept, hire a model, then this creative energy is the soul and strength of the process, which then evolves into a life of its own. I create each from concept to realization. The flow of this empowering process is essential. It is not the surface of the sculpture, which sets my work apart, it is a life-force that resonates from within. This sensibility allows me to channel it into an artist vocabulary for the viewer. It is like breathing life into my work. Each sculpture has its own unique energy... no two are alike. Inspiration is all around us... we just have to sense, feel and see it.' -- Christa Dolwing, The Huffington Post

Recent Work

'Water's Edge'
Bronze
24" xh 9 1/2"w x 8"d

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