Margaret Ross Tolbert: Lost Springs
September 23, 2017 - December 31, 2017
OVER THE LAST TWENTY YEARS, Gainesville-based painter Margaret Ross Tolbert has contemplated the springs of North Florida in an ongoing body of work, where a paradisiacal presence provides a sense of ideal destination and the exotic in the here-and-now. The exhibition Lost Springs counterpoints the sense of passage, time, and journey implicit in the Door paintings. In this series, Tolbert explores her personal sense of loss as she bemoans the tragic inundation of the Ocklawaha system by the Kirkpatrick Dam.
Margaret Ross Tolbert
Over the last thirty years, Margaret Ross Tolbert has executed series of paintings, drawings, and lithographs from studios in the United States, France, and Turkey. She has received a host of commissions and residencies in Turkey, Azerbaijan, and Oman, where she continues to evolve the Doors series as well as studying language and dance from the regions of ancient trade routes. She focuses on the springs of North Florida, whose paradisiacal presence and the metaphor of water provide a sense of ideal destination and the exotic in the here-and-now.