Cluster Heartbreak 7, 2017

Cluster Heartbreak 7, 2017


Marion Wesson

Cluster Heartbreak 7, 2017

Acrylic on panel

16h x 16w in

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This new work aims to express the minimal language of new beginnings without forgetting what shaped the desire to let go.The emotional cascade feels like a small tree branch has been dragged along the sand, wobbled as if the strength of the arm could not guide the tool straight. With variations on a white palette, the colors express the new. With familiar shapes conjured in a known pattern, we can’t forget how we got to this moment. When we strive to let go, we let our guard down and the pain of the memories wreak havoc. This unexpected juxtaposition explains the aim of my new paintings.


Marion Wesson received her BFA in Painting from the Rhode Island School of Design. Her work has been featured in both solo and group exhibitions in the United States and Spain, where she was Artist in Residence at Sporting Club Russafa in Valencia. She was awarded the prestigious James D. Phelan Award in Printmaking by the San Francisco Foundation. Wesson’s work has been highlighted in Art Hound, Artweek, Buzz Weekly, L.A. Weekly and Venice Magazine and is included in the Fidelity, Tailwater and Twitter Corporate Collections. Marion Wesson is a fifth generation Californian. She currently resides in Los Angeles, CA with her two children.