Moving Within: An Emerging Artist’s Thoughts on Agnes Martin

Moving Within: An Emerging Artist’s Thoughts on Agnes Martin

Contributed by Alyssa McClenaghan

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Agnes Martin, Untitled #2, 1991, Acrylic and graphite on canvas, 72 x 72 inches (182.9 x 182.9 cm). Private collection © 2015 Agnes Martin/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, Courtesy of Solomon R Guggenheim Museum

I begin writing this in the days following the election. A heaviness fills the air. It’s palpable-the collective despair of everyone around me. This weight is something that Agnes Martin dealt with throughout her life. Battling schizophrenia, she found solace and comfort in making art, which is something I think many artists can relate to. Continue reading “Moving Within: An Emerging Artist’s Thoughts on Agnes Martin”

Moving Within: An Emerging Artist’s Thoughts on Agnes Martin