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Caitlin MacBride and Lizzy Marshall
WHEN WHAT THEY SUNG FOR IS UNDONE
Opening  Sunday, May 14th, from 6:00 - 8:00 pm
May 7- June 4, 2017

Soloway is pleased to present an exhibition by Caitlin MacBride and Lizzy Marshall

Are you not amazed at how she researches all at once the soul the body the ears the tongue the eyes the skin all as if they had departed from her and belong to someone else? And contradictorily in one instant she chills, she burns, is crazy and sensible, for she is in terror or almost dead. So that no single passion is apparent in her but a confluence of passions.
-Longinus on Sappho

When What They Sung for is Undone is a display of fragments sound in their incompletion. We understand fragments as a whole, as we do with Sappho's writing, as we do with our paintings. The image is an archeological dig, wherein disparate objects reveal possibilities for an imagined totality. We crop, alter, and manipulate the images of antiquity in pursuit of a personal system open to a public and a future. The muse is a turning figure, at once one's self and another, from which we research a reciprocity revealed in painting.

Caitlin MacBride's recent work focuses on a series of paintings that engage fragments and artifacts to intertwine distance, desire, and affective uses of paint. MacBride mines the museum archive for her subjects as a way of studying fragmentation and presentations of visual hierarchies. The painting becomes an archeological site for moments of longing across physical space. The work engages an overlap between object relations and the literal object, an inanimate entity owned and observed. In this way a study of the muse has developed. 


Lizzy Marshall's current drawings and paintings circuit through themes of correspondence and corporeality, using text as the underpainting for a decomposing logic. Marshall's work often refers to and incorporates the work of women writers. For this exhibition she has drawn sections from Anne Carson's essay, The Gender of Sound on to the walls of the gallery; written out fragments of Emily Dickinson's Gorgeous Nothings, and copied images from Silvia Federici's Caliban and the Witch into a painting.
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Caitlin MacBride is an artist living and working in New York. She received her MFA in painting at Bard College and holds a BFA from RISD. MacBride has had solo shows at Chapter NY , Real Fine Arts , and GRIN and appeared in group shows at Greene Naftali, Zach Feuer, 315 Gallery, Neiman Gallery, and 247365. Her work has been written about in Modern Painters, Art Forum, Dis Magazine, New York Magazine, and Vogue.com. She has done residencies at the Salzburg Summer Akademy, Lighthouse Works, and Frontispiece.


Lizzy Marshall lives and works in New York. Her recent exhibitions include the A.I.R. Gallery biennial curated by Piper Marshall and Lola Kramer; Radical Abacus in Santa Fe; Tracy Williams, Ltd. in New York and has had a solo exhibition at David Petersen Gallery in Minneapolis. Marshall is a graduate of the Milton Avery Graduate School at Bard College.