My next show will open at ArtWorks Gallery in Cedar City, Utah on November 17, 2017. Both the exhibition and its special opening event are entitled engine of color/motor of form. The title is taken from May Swenson's 1960 poem At the Museum of Modern Art. The evening promises to be a special one, as I am honored to have poet Nathaniel Taggart as a collaborator. Nano will read from a new group of poems for the occasion, and my new paintings will include a series inspired by Nano's earlier poem, We Dream and Believe the Rest to be True, as well as at least one or two which were inspired by additional May Swenson verse, for the discovery of which I am sincerely grateful to my collaborator. The show will continue through the end of December.
On February 2nd I was fortunate to be asked to offer the 2017 Distinguished Faculty Lecture at Southern Utah University, for which I received the Grace A. Tanner Award for the essay Unselfies: The Dissolution of Identity in 20th- and 21st-Century Art.
In November 2016 my solo show, entitled New Essays on Pentachromacy, opened at Art Works Gallery in Cedar City, Utah. The exhibition ran through December.
A group of three new paintings sharing the title The Peripheral Character were included in an exhibition of contemporary works at the Kurt Seligmann Center in Sugar Loaf, New York. The exhibition, entitled Identity and Anonymity, ran from June 21 through July 23, 2016..
A new painting of mine entitled The Life and Death of Color (2) was included among 37 new works which comprised the First Peek exhibition at the new Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA). The exhibition opened June 25, 2016 and ran through July 15.
A recent paper of mine, "The Faceless Portrait: Absence and Anonymity in Modern Abstraction," has appeared in a new anthology conceived by Jonathan Talbot and published by Mizzentop Press in June 2016.
A recent paper of mine, "Flatness and Anxiety at the Edges of Symbolist Art," will be published in a forthcoming collection of essays on the theme of anxiety in Symbolist art, coming in 2017 as the latest in a series of books published by Cambridge Scholars under the title Art, Literature and Music in Symbolism, Its Origins and Its Consequences.
A recent paper of mine, "Seduction/Reduction: Mediterranean Crisis Points in the Art of Nicolas de Staël," was accepted for presentation at the 2016 conference of the Mediterranean Studies Association.
A collaborative project with poet Nano Taggart was the subject of a feature article, "Before Language: Poet Nano Taggart responds to the art of Andrew Marvick," by David G. Pace, in 15 Bytes, a Literary Arts Journal, in January 2016. See it here.
In July 2015 Ashgate Publishing, Ltd published The Symbolist Roots of Modern Art, which includes a recent paper of mine, "Un coup de dessin: Looking at the Blanks in Mallarmé and Khnopff." Sections of this essay are accessible online.
In February 2014 I presented a paper at CAA in Chicago, Illinois entitled "The Sisters of Atalanta: Distortions of the Classical Ideal in Fin-de-siècle Art." To read it, click here.
Here is a presentation copy of a paper I presented in February 2014 at the College Art Association's annual conference.