Anne Marchand, Unity, 2018. 70 x 62, acrylic and latex on cavas.
Color is crucial to the power and delight of Marchand’s art. It is exists both as an energetic phenomenon and, in her words, as “an indispensable aid in achieving the emotional quality of the work.” John Mendelsohn has written that, “enlivening everything is color…in multifarious ways: like a blush in a cloud, a tint in water, a harmonic chord, or a glowing fire.”
Marchand’s paintings allow poetic associations to arise naturally. She wrote that, “During the process of painting a new insight is released…. Qualities of radiance and light became active metaphors reflecting an inner state of being.” It became apparent to her that “there was a connection between deep space and the human body – it is all the same energy in the macrocosm and the microcosm.”
Marchand has exhibited her work extensively in solo exhibitions at Wallace Wentworth Gallery, Washington, DC; Montgomery College, Silver Spring, MD; Green Chalk Contemporary, Monterey, CA; Zenith Gallery, Washington, DC; and in group exhibitions at Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, DC; Porter Contemporary, New York; Blackrock Center for the Arts, Germantown, MD; Athenaeum, Alexandria, VA; and McLean Project for the Arts, McLean VA.