Monthly Archives: June 2004

Marlana Stoddard-Hayes & Marc Berghaus

Marlana Stoddard-Hayes, oil painting
Marc Berghaus, sculpture
June 22-July 27
Reception: Thursday, June 22, 9-6 pm
during “Last Thursday Artwalk”

Marlana Stoddard-Hayes “Offering” oil on linen

Marlana Stoddard-Hayes oil paintings are grown organically over time and layered to create a web of interlacing textures.  In some of her works it is like looking through a veil into another world. Her paintings are intuitive and evolving, with richness and color.  She incorporates a garden, library and laboratory in her continuing investigations about the quality of being. This combination is helpful for the investigations she is making with her chosen medium, where she has settled into the ritual of working with oil paint.


Marc Berghaus uses a variety of materials to create his sculptures.   Ideas become an actual object by realizing the dimensions into wood and metal, and, if light and movement are involved, figuring out and building the necessary electronics and mechanics.  His artwork is th result of prolonged spiritual questioning, not only the nature of how and why things happen in the first place, but also how people perceive these processes and relate to their own beliefs.  He has also recently become  interested in language- its structure, its uses.  These two interests have begun to merge:  sacred languages, and religious practices that feature language.

 Marc Berghaus  “Chance vs. Chance”  mahogany, brass, glass electric motor & dice