Jul 30, 2009
Marya Veeck creates elaborate and beautifully detailed tableaus of dollhouse furniture, natural objects, and old toys that reveal elliptic metaphors of submerged feelings. Her skillful renderings of objects forgotten and small, place us in a world as detailed as a novel and as personal as a memory. Her oil paintings create a sense of inner radiance, as scintillating colors emerge from the edges of objects, glinting from behind their surfaces, in a manner that suggests an undeniable vital or life force animating seemingly inanimate objects. The glow of florescent color keys the viewer to the objects' metaphoric strength, and gives the viewer an altered emotional perception.
Veeck's paintings are part autobiographical, but with the names and places changed into wind-up birds and wooden toy clowns, dried seed pods and antique farm implements. Broken winged birds and dollhouses point, perhaps, to emotional losses and childhood environments, tiny cages and chairs to relationships stilted and supportive. Never overt, Veeck's paintings reveal their moods slowly, with everything cloaked in their own hidden significance, creating moods alternately wistful, nostalgic, and ebullient. Marya Veeck recreates the classic still-life into a unique snapshot of memories, as emotionally and densely narrative as her fascinatingly detailed picture plane.
Find Marya Veeck's gallery on line at: MaryaVeeck.com
Images- from top:
"We Had Some Good Machines But They Don't Work No More"
"Calling Up Childhood at Will" &
"deail of Calling Up Childhood at Will"