From February 11 to March 1, 2013, the exhibition “In Other Spaces: Recent Paintings by Margy Rich” will be on view at Mary Baldwin’s Hunt Gallery. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Rich lives and works in Sarasota, Florida, where she is a visual artist and educator. She holds an undergraduate degree, with honors, from the University of Pennsylvania, and she received the MFA in painting from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2010. In 2008, the Museum of Modern Art in New York City acquired Rich’s work, A Book Not Made, for its Library Collection. Her work has been included in exhibitions and collections in the United States and Europe.
Rich’s paintings emerge from an interest in unoccupied space and the ambiguity that exists in this emptiness. She says the following about the paintings in the exhibition: “I am interested in the unoccupied space within man-made structures, and the ambiguity that exists in this emptiness. In this body of work I extract these fragments of space from iconic art museums and institutions. Within each of these spaces, I explore the interplay between absence and presence through the practice of painting. Seen together, the individual works in this exhibition become a newly created space, where one can experience both absence and presence.”
A reception will be held for the artist on Monday, February 11, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in Hunt Gallery. The public is invited to attend. Hunt Gallery is dedicated to the exhibition of contemporary work in all media by regionally and nationally recognized artists. The gallery is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the college’s academic year. Hunt Gallery’s schedule for the 2012-2013 academic year can be found