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Working Parts represents Marcie Miller Gross’ ongoing fascination with the relationship of materiality and elemental, abstract form.  Through an accumulative means of building, Gross examines the visceral relationship of mass and void, density, line, weight, and compression while considering the absorptive silence of these industrial felt solids. The potent physicality of color, its saturation and intensity are equally considered conceptual and inherent visual counterparts.  

Informed by shifting systems of order and interval, this work is rooted in animal and mineral, with multiple associations ranging from stone markers, architectonic fragments to split rock and lines within the landscape.  The expressiveness and mark of the hand, in addition to the industry of labor and serial repetition find parallels in artistic precedents in minimalism and mono ha.  

Marcie Miller Gross received her BFA (1982) from the University of Kansas with Post Graduate studies at the Kansas City Art Institute.  Gross received her MFA (1990) from Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI. Recent exhibitions and projects include The Spring Show (Forarsudstillingen) 2012, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, National Museum of Women in the Arts/Epsten Gallery, Women to Watch Kansas City, 2012, The Studios Inc., Cranbrook Art Museum, Daum Museum of Contemporary Art and a solo exhibition at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in 2005.

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