Current Satellite Exhibition: Life Reflected- Marihatt at Kendal
December 11, 2018 @ 9:00 am - February 5, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Title of Exhibition: Life Reflected: Marihatt at Kendal
Location of Exhibition: Kendal at Oberlin, 600 Kendal Drive, Oberlin, OH 44074
Dates: December 11th – February 5th, 2019
Gallery Hours: 9am – 5pm daily
Presentation on Artist by Dr. Vincent Monnier: Friday, January 18th, 4:30 – 5:30pm
This December, the work of Archived Artist Marihatt (1945 – 2010) will be featured in Life Reflected, a solo exhibition at Kendal at Oberlin.
A native of Winterthur, Switzerland, Marihatt studied physiology and earned her Master’s Degree from the University of Basel in 1968. Despite a promising career in medicine, Marihatt decided to leave her field and pursue art full-time. She moved to New York City with her husband and three children, where she exhibited extensively before relocating to the Cleveland area. Marihatt’s work has since been shown in galleries and museums throughout the country and around the world, as well as included in private collections in Ohio, New York, Bern, Geneva, Paris, Montpellier, and Bergen.
Known for her large-scale oil and acrylic paintings, Marihatt’s work showcases her appreciation of color and deep respect for the balance of Japanese aesthetics. The exhibition will show approximately 15 examples of the artist’s mature style, inspired by reflections in a coy pond outside of Osaka, Japan. Elements of poetry and mathematics also feature largely in Marihatt’s paintings, including verse by E.E. Cummings and Cleveland poet Christopher Franke, with whom she frequently collaborated.
Life Reflected: Marihatt at Kendal will open at Kendal at Oberlin, 600 Kendal Drive, Oberlin, OH 44074, on December 11th, 2019. Dr. Vincent Monnier, Marihatt’s husband, will speak on the artist’s life and career on Friday, January 18th 4:30 – 5:30pm. The presentation will begin promptly, and while the event is free and open to the public, please register on Eventbrite to attend or call our office, 216.721.9020, to make a reservation. Join the conversation HERE on Facebook!