You Can't Put Your Arms around a Memory

Marianne Kolb lives in Oakland, California—a multicultural city worlds away from the small farming village where she grew up in Switzerland. Her paintings are informed by many different voices, sounds, smells and unexpected encounters. Conversations ensue. Memories and thoughts are triggered and shared. Perceptions challenged. She carries the sensations left by these interactions back into the studio and translate them into paintings. She believes that these conversations continue long after the paintings are completed and have a life of their own. mariannekolb.com