Marcia Roberts- Art Scene (January 2010)
The complex and astutely scientific studies of light in Marcia Roberts’ solo show at Rosamund Felsen Gallery are simply mesmerizing. Roberts captures sheets of light floating on the pictorial plane, suspended in time and space as they lean and fold in on each other. Presenting the same subject in each canvas, Roberts’ roots in the Light and Space Movement are evident in the subtle gradations of color illuminating the paintings from a distance. Varying numbers of light sheets are presented in each canvas but they all appear like a stack of dominoes looming over a Faberge egg. “Gold Note Ridge” depicts six sheets with clay colored lines cries-crossing over them, and connecting (and thereby inventing) an imagined space. The work is at once a collision of space but the light is barely touching and leaning simultaneously.