“At times, putting paint to canvas serves as a catharsis – a way of dealing with issues and endeavoring to make sense of my world,” Margo Schopf explains. And by so doing, this enigmatic artist’s work invites discussion, debate and other strong, gut reaction. As great art should, hers arrests, is sincere, authentic and exciting.
This March, we are thus proud to present, “Catharsis” – her darkly explorative new series of 50+ oil paintings, that practically stopped viewers in their tracks on open night. Resulting in questions, theories and many personal interpretations, as to what they’re about.
With titles including, “A pill a day keeps the doctor away”;“ Birds fly, politicians lie” and; “Mom and Dad, they f*** you up,” these textured paintings challenge society, exploring political, sexual and personal themes of loss and confusion, un-apologetically.
Their haunting, dreamlike imagery reveal a glimpse inside Margo’s unusually, rich and perturbed, inner mindscape.
Henry George curator, Mandy Walker comments “It’s seldom you see a collection of paintings so bold, complex and poignant. With technical brilliance. Nor, such an intrinsically-dark, yet vital and ultimately healing response, by a sensitive artist – to her own anger, confusion and despair. One that inspires the public to ask, exclaim and share what these works evoke for them.