Provo, UT, United States
About Marcus Vincent
On a certain level, one is susceptible to the movements of one’s own time. Pressures of societal emphasis push upon one’s state of being in levels both conscious and sub-conscious whether willing, agreeing, or simply enduring them. The subject of this current body of work may be seen as a wished for contrast and reaction to the general cacophony of our day where factions of angry protagonists tear at each other with malicious intent. The still, even quiet spaces, pursued in these visual structures envisions relief in almost a meditation – equivalent possibly to the state of mind in closed-eye Buddhist mantra – free from struggle. They move slowly, deeply, floating, falling, flying. When one listens to fine instrumental music one does not attempt to assign a material subject to the sequence of sounds. Rather, it is the nuances of tone, melody, dynamics, rhythm and repetition, harmony or dissonance, etc. that transport the listener through a series of suggestive states. As with improvisational jazz that works with various audio principles to create an overall effect, these works stand as visual analog to that process. That is, through intuitive selection of visual forms, tonic color interaction, and harmonic textures, a semblance of a whole experience is suggested.
M.F.A. Brigham Young University
Small Selection of Solo, Group, and Competition exhibitions:
2015, 28th McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, Lousiana.
2014, Spaces: Jarvis, Rice, Vincent. Utah Division of Art & Museums Rio Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT. Three person exhibit.
2011, Art of Our Century, (national competition) Woodbury Art Museum, Orem, Utah.
2010-2013, LACUNA, Rose Wagner Theater, Salt Lake City, UT; Norda Theater, UVU, Orem, UT; Ragan Theater, UVU, Orem, UT. Collaborated with faculty and Contemporary Dance Ensemble students from UVU Dance department and Art & Visual Communications in a project focusing on water as ritual, environmental concern, and visual motif. Beginning with a retreat to the Capitol Reef Field Station, I worked with Angela Banchero-Kelleher (UVU Dance), Joel Bradford (UVU Science – cultural anthropologist), and Linda C. Smith (Repertory Dance Theater, SLC) in the exploration of this subject from the vantage point of these various disciplines. I then designed and constructed with the aid of AVC students a sculpture that became an integral set piece of the dance performance. The work is now being submitted for possible inclusion in regional and national dance competitions. 2010 – 2013. Research paper presented in Germany, 2011. Regional performances of Lacuna in UT and WY in 2011, 2012. Provo Sites Concert, Provo, UT, 2013. Elemental, Body Logic Dance Co.,Sugar Space Theater, Salt Lake City, UT, 2013.
2010, Seeing Inside Out, Terra Nova Gallery, Provo, UT. Two-person show with Jesse Royston from Synaesthesia project exploring intermodal perception.
2009, Woodbury Invitational, (national) Woodbury Art Museum, Orem, UT.
2002, Rockbridge Invitational, The Armory Art Gallery of Virginia Tech’s School of the Arts, Blacksburg, Virginia. Exhibition included Cy Twombly, Sally Mann, Robert Stuart and others.
2001, New River Art ‘01, Award of Distinction, (regional competition) Fine Arts Center, Pulaski, Virginia.
1995, National Painting Competition, Juror: Sidney Goodman, (national competition) First Street Gallery, New York, New York.
1995, Expressions of Devotion: A Collection of North American Religious Art, (national competition) Premier Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
1994, 18th Annual National Drawing Invitational, Norman R. Eppink Gallery, Emporia State University, Emporia Kansas, Purchase Award.