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Sync Gallery Presents: Sandy Marvin

Sandy Marvin

Show Title: Odes to Common Things

The inspiration for this exhibition of paintings relates to a favorite collection of poems by Pablo Neruda, “Odes to Common Things”. In his poem, “Odes to Things”, Neruda begins,

I have a crazy,

crazy love of things.

I love pliers,

and scissors.

I love



and bowls -

not to speak, of course,

of hats.

This series of pastel paintings expresses the artist’s delight in favorite things - some for the looking at, some the touch, some the use. For some, it is purely shape that fascinates, regardless of purpose. For others it is the perfect consonance of form and function, often the result of long evolution over generations which has resulted in their natural beauty. In some cases, Marvin just finds the objects amusing.

Image: “Beets”; Pastel, 9” x 12”

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