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Marianna T. Olague

MFA 2019

Portrait of Unknown 2

Acrylic on wood panel, 2017, 16"w x 20"h

I have always been interested in working with objects from the past. Recently, I have been collecting vintage photographs from thrift stores and antiques shops. Within these photographs I sense behind the individuals a hidden mystery and drama that has been captured. I long to know who they were and what their lives were like. Through paint I recapture them: people who are unknown to me and whose essence I can only guess through intuition. I use color to represent emotions or a perceived mental state and brushstrokes to translate an energy.

Marianna T. Olague - Portrait of Unknown 2

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Due to the building guidelines that are in place in response to the COVID-19 situation, we are unable to install a new art exhibit in our Farmington Hills, Michigan and Fort Worth, Texas offices.

Thankfully, the majority of artists who currently have their work on display in our Michigan and Texas locations have graciously allowed us to continue to do so through the spring of 2021. We would like to extend a huge thank you to those artists and we look forward to continuing with a new exhibition in the summer of 2021.