I am intrigued with how purely formal issues of transcribing volumes in space onto a two-dimensional surface can begin to describe the location of energy between the seen and unseen. Positive/negative shapes, real/implied lines, structure/fragmentation shown through color and light in oil become the form that holds this energy.
I am interested in the process of seeing and my way of working is greatly influenced by Modernism and the Western tradition of painting. My work is most influenced by Cézanne, Morandi and Bonnard. I am also interested in the process of feeling the forms and spaces and in aligning myself with the intrinsic quality of things, a more Eastern way of being. I am concerned with the intentional dialogue between empty/full, interior/exterior, tearing down/building up, still-life/landscape, shape/line. This process becomes the painting
Margie Stewart received an MFA from the University of North Carolina
atGreensboro, an MPD from the College of Design, North Carolina State University and was a resident at the Vermont Studio Center. She lives in Durham, North Carolina.
Stewart’s work has been widely exhibited in many group and solo shows and can be found in collections including the Federal Reserve Bank, Richmond, VA; Piedmont Natural Gas, Charlotte, NC; The Weaver Foundation, Greensboro, NC; and Womble Carlyle, Atlanta, GA.