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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Artist Marlene Tseng Yu returns to Las Vegas...

After two highly acclaimed exhibitions in 1999 and 2004, at the Las Vegas Art Museum, environmental art movement leader Marlene Tseng Yu will be the featured artist at the the Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Art. Founder and curator of the Rain Forest Arts Foundation in New York City Marlene will be presenting Forms Environmental an exhibit of large environmental paintings. The exhibition will feature a number of very large-scale paintings for which she is renown for.  Marlene takes nature as her inspiration, whether it’s the towering green mountains of her native Taiwan or the glacial terrain of the Colorado Rockies where she attended college.

About the artist...
Marlene Tseng Yu began working in her signature style while obtaining her Master of Fine Arts degree at the University of Colorado in Boulder, and subsequently taught art in Denver University. She became enthralled with the use of acrylic water-based paint as her media of choice because it suited her technique for painting on bigger and bigger canvases. “With acrylic paint there was no limitation to the size,” stated Marlene.

With more than 60 museum solo exhibitions worldwide over the past 30 plus years, Marlene more recent work still remains remarkably true to her original style. Her depiction of forests, rock formations, avalanches, and coral reefs are highly charged images of color-filled action. Her work shows the influence of her Western training while her scale, making nature bigger than mankind, mimics the Eastern philosophy of the art of her native Taiwan. “She sees heaven in a grain of sand,” is the way renowned art critic Donald Kuspit Ph.D. described her work. http://www.marlenetsengyu.com/

About the Exhibition...
“Forms Environmental” opens at the Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Art March 6th with a “Meet the Artist” reception for museum members. The exhibit runs through May 7, 2011. Hours are Wednesday thru Saturday from Noon to 4 P.M. Admission is free to Museum members and $3 to the public. 

About the Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Art...
The museum is located at 450 Fremont Street between Ogden and Las Vegas Blvd., inside Neonopolis. For further information call 702-382-2926 or visit the museum web site www.snmfa.com

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