In this show Mary Begley presents a wide variety of work at the Artspace Buffalo Gallery. In her recent abstract paintings called “Receptor Series” she explores naturalistic and bio-morphic forms and investigates how we receive information into the body and the memory of that information. Some of these works are inspired from human psychology and physiology and the inner workings of the body such as the ears, eyes, and nose. Body parts that receive information and relay it to the brain. The memories of this information are translated to paint on canvas and forms a scene or story. Begley says, “I've been experimenting with bringing together memories of place in abstracted imagery and atmospheric fields to create implied storytelling, a surrealists construct, I like to call ‘abstract tableaux’.”
An entity surrounded by their environment is a universal concept, whether it is from what we call reality or in the realm of the sub-conscience. In my current body of work, I explore what I call Bio-morphic forms accompanied by the mark of human existence and in such hints of technology are seen from time to time. Forms found in nature small enough to hold in our hand, translate to an expansive world of space-scapes and environments. I create abstract surrealistic landscapes.