Charles Marsh
Devil Bat, c. 1990
paper collage on board with roses on frame
10 ½ x 13 5/8 x 1 ½ inches
CMard 70

Charles Marsh
Pierced Figure, c. 1990
cloth figure with string, feathers, hypodermic needles
9 x 6 x 5 inches
CMars 01

Charles Marsh
Masked Self-portrait, c. 1990
paper collage on photograph
9 1/2 x 7 ½ inches
CMard 71
 

Charles Marsh
Winged Figure, c. 1990
paper collage, mixed media on canvas panel
21 ½ x 25 ½ x 1 inches
CMard 72

Charles Marsh
Birdman, c. 1990
taxidermy head, mixed media on wooden figure
18 x 16 x 11 ½ inches
CMars 02

Charles Marsh
Dead Moles, c. 1990
paper collage, acrylic, ink, hair, metal pins on board
11 ¼ x 13 ¾ x 1 inches
CMard 01

Charles Marsh
Klansman, c. 1990
photo collage with glass, bolts, wire, and neoprene tubes on cardboard
13 x 12 5/8 x 2 3/8 inches
CMard 73

Charles Marsh
Skull with Flowers, c. 1990
paper collage, color photograph with dry flowers on board
14 x 12 x 2 ¾ inches
CMard 41

Charles Marsh
Black Skeleton, c. 1990
plastic skeleton figure with light bulb, mixed media
37 x 9 x 5 inches
CMars 03

Charles Marsh
Regard, c. 1990
paper collage with gold leaf, acrylic, ink, fur and cotton
30 1/2 x 23 5/8 x 1 inches
CMard 69

Charles Marsh
Installation View

Charles Marsh
Installation View

Press Release

Concurrent with the Barsness exhibition is a show of 8 assemblages and collages by Charles Marsh. This is Marsh’s third exhibition at the gallery and the first to include his assemblages as well as a rare self-portrait.

Created during the decade before Marsh’s premature death at 52 in 2000, the works in the exhibition seem pointedly autobiographical and present a darker side to his art. For example, the small cloth doll punctured by hypodermic needles is a reference to his struggle with heroin addiction, while the photo-collage featuring a Klansman encircled by a rubber hose references his unhappy childhood in Greenville, SC.

The exhibitions of works by Barsness and Marsh are on view through October 27th. Gallery hours are Tuesday – Saturday 10AM to 6PM. For images and more information on the exhibition, please visit the gallery’s website at www.georgeadamsgallery.com

Exhibition Checklist

1.
Devil Bat, c. 1990
paper collage on board with roses on frame
10 ½ x 13 5/8 x 1 ½ inches
CMard 70

2.
Pierced Figure, c. 1990
cloth figure with string, feathers, hypodermic needles
9 x 6 x 5 inches
CMars 01

3.
Masked Self-portrait, c. 1990
paper collage on photograph
9 1/2 x 7 ½ x ½  inches
CMard 71

4.
Winged Figure, c. 1990
paper collage, mixed media on canvas panel
21 ½ x 25 ½ x 1 inches
CMard 72

5.
Birdman, c. 1990
taxidermy head, mixed media on wooden figure
18 x 16 x 11 ½ inches
CMars 02

6.
Dead Moles, c. 1990
paper collage, acrylic, ink, hair, metal pins on board
11 ¼ x 13 ¾ x 1 inches
CMard 01

7.
Klansman, c. 1990
photo collage with glass, bolts, wire, and neoprene tubes in cardboard
13 x 12 5/8 x 2 3/8 inches
CMard 73

8.
Skull with Flowers, c. 1990
paper collage, color photograph with dry flowers on board
14 x 12 x 2 ¾ inches
CMard 41

9.
Black Skeleton, c. 1990
plastic skeleton figure with light bulb, mixed media
37 x 9 x 5 inches
CMars 03

10.
Regard, c. 1990
paper collage with gold leaf, acrylic, ink, fur and cotton
30 1/2 x 23 5/8 x 1 inches
CMard 69