New Work by Marion Noullet
Although her work is in the vein of the dreamlike surrealists, Marion Noullet calls her work ‘illusionistic non-sense’. Noullet says: “I rarely start a painting or drawing with a well thought-out plan. For me, that would be like reading the end of a novel first. I want to be surprised every step of the way.” Automatic drawing and painting are used to express what is unconscious, Noullet feels. She is not consciously aware of what influences her while she is working, and she likes it that way. Noullet quotes American writer E.B. White as he says ‘analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.’ Marion Noullet feels the same way about art.
Born in Jackson, Mississippi, Marion Noullet received her Bachelor in Fine Arts degree from Mississippi University for Women. She has traveled extensively, studying and absorbing the different cultures. In addition to Jackson, Mississippi, May has lived in California, Japan, Georgia, and now makes her home in North Carolina.
Please join the artist for her opening reception on Saturday, September 13th from 7-10pm in the Flood Gallery of the Phil Mechanic Studios Building, in the River Arts District.