Submissive Exhibitions is pleased to announce the opening for Maggie Crowley’s solo exhibition Swim.
The most recent body of work signifies a shift in the artist’s practice toward the representational. Having not included the figure or recognizable imagery in her paintings in over ten years, it became important to make a mark that the viewer could identify with in a literal and emotional way. Representation, the body and recognition first appeared through texture; specifically, the marbling of sea sponges and bedrock. These textures led to food, numbers and eventually people. Plants, swimwear, a nude eating in bed and standing up, the artists’ nieces playing, her mom counting money at her hair salon, a woman in the desert.