Margot R. Graham Unveils ‘Landscapes in Space’ at MV Chamber, First Tuesday Artwalk

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PictureThe daughter of renowned nuclear physicist Jack Rosengren and raised in the shadows of the famed Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, mixed-media artist Margot R. Graham brings a distinctly mathematical and abstract voice to her work.

Her latest series, “Landscapes in Space” – on display throughout the month of September at the Mill Valley Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center (85 Throckmorton Avenue, Tuesday–Saturday, 10am–4pm), including at the Mill Valley Arts Commission’s First Tuesday Artwalk on September 1, 6–8pm – is proof positive of that.

The First Tuesday Artwalk, Mill Valley’s monthly celebration of local art features a host of venues, including the O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, Seager Gray Gallery, the Mill Valley Public Library, Zener Schon Contemporary Art, Julie Tuton Boutique, the Depot Bookstore & Café, City Hall, Famous4, the Mill Valley Community Center and the Throckmorton Theatre. Receptions at each venue are Tuesday from 6–8pm. First Tuesday Artwalk Guide with venues and a map.

“Landscapes in Space” sees Graham, who has exhibited her work at galleries and museums in both the New York and San Francisco metropolitan areas, breaking into new mediums and methods of composition.

“This collection includes a range of small and large works that illustrate abstracted landscapes amid semi-celestial color fields,” she says, noting that she “builds up and extracts layers of paint and other mixed media elements for the work, including pencil, spray paint, collage, oil sticks, and oil pastels.”

Graham says personal connections influence many of her choices for each piece, guided by a specific palette and a strong sense of visual harmony.

“I like to allow the influence of chance and risk-taking to contribute and to lead to the final development,” she says.

The 411: Margot R. Graham’s “Landscapes in Space” mixed media series is on display throughout the month of September at the Mill Valley Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center (85 Throckmorton Avenue, Tuesday–Saturday, 10am–4pm), including at the First Tuesday Artwalk on September 1, 6–8pm.


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