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Maria Marshall

58 Days Later

06.05.09 - 11.06.09

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The internationally celebrated artist Maria Marshall (Bombay, 1966) will be presenting her new work in her second one-woman show, 58 Days Later, at Potnia Thiron. Although the artist has participated in a great many group and solo exhibitions around the world, this is the first time she has expressed herself in painting as well as film and photography.

Maria Marshall has won international recognition with her short films and photographs, and was selected by the Sundance Film Festival, America’s most important festival for independent cinema, as its central artist in January 2009. Her work is held in public and private collections around the world.

58 Days Later will include the film of the same name which was filmed in 16mm on the coast at Chennai, India, 58 days after December 26, 2004, when an enormous earthquake and subsequent tsunami brought untold death and destruction to the region.

The duality of her famous films of childhood resurfaces here: nature as a refuge (material and mental) but also as a terrifying force; idyllic images of the sea and the horizon which, rather than revealing the violence using visual means, imply its immanence by reminding us that good and evil are two sides of the same coin.

The show’s 58 painted works of varying dimensions relate directly to the film: seascapes whose tranquillity the discrete, but nonetheless significant, appearance of a spider is about to shatter. Similarly, her ten ‘glitter paintings’--series of horror film posters and images tinted with colour-- end up captivating the viewer.

The exhibition will be accompanied by the book 58 Days Later which Potnia Thiron published especially for the film in 2008 and presented at the Sundance Film Festival, and by an exhibition catalogue translated into seven languages. The artist will be attending the opening.

58 Days Later
Opening:Tuesday 05 May 2009, 20.00 – 23.00
Duration: 6 May – 11 June 2009

Monday-Friday 10:00 – 21:00
Saturday 10:00 – 15:00