Mimi Magyar Art

$ 15.00

 Davis Studio Gallery

February feature Artist

Mimi Magyar's Art

This is a show you need to see to believe! 
All pieces are 8.5x11 or larger and hand drawn 

Come have Brunch with the Artist Saturday, February 23, 2019

9:00 am - 2:00 pm

"Art Therapy"
​When you look around you, what do you see? Landscapes? Buildings? Objects?

I see patterns. Starting with my parent's divorce when I was 7, I experienced a number of things that made me realize I was not in control of everything in my life and bad things do happen to good people.  Realize may be too subtle a word.  Obsess may be more accurate.  Fortunately, I developed the ability to cope with this perceived chaos by ordering things around me. Toys, books, playing cards, etc... Putting these items in order repeatedly made me feel like I had established a little control in an unsecured world.

OK, longer story shorter, when I was what would now be called a tween (then it was just awkward), I began making designs using magic markers and graph paper my grandfather, the engineer, had laying around the house. This doodling made me feel safe and secure and I forgot about the world outside for hours at a time.  I covered every inch of my bedroom walls with these doodles.  Funny thing about magic markers though, they always seem to run out just when you need them.  One rainy afternoon I was desperate to seek solace in my doodles, but all the markers had run dry.  I was left with the graph paper and a black pen.  Filling in the black and white blocks soon lost its charm and I began making shapes to fill the squares. What you see in the gallery is the result of over 30 years of doodling.

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