Sechrest Gallery Presents "Elemental Emulsions: Mariyah Sultan Paintings"
High Point University’s beautiful Sechrest Gallery is home to the fascinating new solo exhibition of paintings by abstract expressionist Mariyah Sultan. Director and Curator Maxine Campbell says Mariyah’s works were painted, “With unabashed freedom, Sultan incorporates brilliant splashes of rich color, flat planes, the subtle variance of textured grays and elegant childlike lines in her paintings and drawings”.
Mariyah's exhibition of large scale paintings from 2012-2015, “Elemental Emulsions” will continue at HPU’s Sechrest Gallery through March 5th. On Friday, February 6th from 4 to 6 p.m., there will be a reception at the gallery with an artist talk at 5 p.m., musical performance by violinist Marta Richardson. The reception and artist talk are free and open to the public.
Mariyah says her work reflects the atmosphere and sounds swirling around her. That atmosphere changed abruptly four years ago with a move from her home in New York to High Point, NC.