Stephanie Ann Roper Gallery Presents Anne Marchand: Recent Abstractions

By Editorial Team on March 2, 2020
Anne Marchand, Journey, 72×72 in., Acrylic, Ink, Latex.
Reception: Friday, March 6 from 7pm to 9pm

Anne Marchand: Recent Abstractions is on display at the Stephanie Ann Roper Gallery in Frostburg, Maryland through April 1, 2020. Anne Marchand: Recent Abstractions features bold, colorful, large-scale abstract paintings by Washington, DC artist Anne Marchand, created in the artists’ signature style, blending abstraction with astronomy.

Frostburg State University’s Department of Visual Arts will host a painting exhibition from award-winning visual artist Anne Marchand, with an opening reception on Friday, March 6, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Stephanie Ann Roper Gallery in FSU’s Fine Arts Building. The exhibit, which is free and open to the public, will be on display through Wednesday, April 1.

Inspired by the colorful French and Spanish influences in her hometown of New Orleans, Marchand creates captivating pieces pulled from a variety of inspirations ranging from the mythological and religious writings of the late Joseph Campbell, which influenced the iconic “Star Wars” saga, to the breathtaking images taken through the “eye” of the famed Hubble telescope.

These remarkable paintings depict figures and images unlike any other, inspiring viewers to venture into the realm of the unknown and undefined to create their own interpretations for these pieces. Independent art critic Dominque Nahas appropriately defines these pieces as “a transitional realm between earth and somewhere otherworldly.”

Marchand’s work has been shown at various art institutions such as the Maryland Art Place and the Southeast Center for Contemporary Art.

This exhibit is supported by the D.C. Commission for the Arts & Humanities.

The Roper Gallery is open Sundays through Wednesdays from 1 to 4 p.m. For more information about this event, contact the Department of Visual Arts at 301-687-4797.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301-687-4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258.

Stephanie Ann Roper Gallery is located at 101 Braddock Road, Frostburg, MD.