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A Delicate, Ethereal Edge: Art by Maria Z. Madacky



A wall-hanging installation made with rust pigmentsRecollections
(detail), acrylic gel, graphite and rust

Maria Z. Madacky is a multimedia artist located in Canada. Maria’s works encompass a range of styles and sensibilities, though in her most recent works focus on installation and assemblage with a delicate, ethereal edge.

 

A mixed media artwork organized as a grid of materialsJourney #7 (from Journey series), wood, plastic rods and ink on handmade paper

 

We looked at a few of Maria’s quietly tactile works in our previous feature, showcasing the artist’s use of white and colorless materials that focus mostly on texture and presence within the gallery. This eye for texture is reflected in Maria’s print works, which I find quite pleasing. Each print creates a space where simple, overlapping lines and marks form a complex pattern that references fabrics, natural rock formations, bacterial growths and many more potential interpretations.

 

A screen capture of Maria Z. Madacky's art websitewww.mariazmadacky.com

 

The artist has also delved into performance art, in her work with M.E.D.I.U.M. Collective, an ongoing collaboration between Maria and three other artists. The collective seeks to foster a simultaneous faith and incredulity by performing psychic and telepathic services such as séances, dream interpretation and fortune-telling. 

 

A still image of a psychic art performanceMadam Symona with a "client" at Seerious Business (performance still)


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Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. She is a recent graduate of Emily Carr University of Art and Design, where she studied Critical and Cultural Practices. She is passionate about talking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In her studio practice she is a painter, but she considers herself an art writer and educator foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises

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