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The pursuit of art is often an antisocial one. An artist has a singular voice and the purpose of their art is to express a singular idea. With that being said, art is nebulous. The rules associated with that singular pursuit can be set aside to allow the viewer to meet Gretchen Gammell and Amy Spassov where they met each other; on common imaginative ground.

Mars and Pony is the collective name of this duo’s mixed-media works and the culmination of four years spent collaborating on a shared voice. The work is a dialogue of mutual inspiration and challenges. By relinquishing control and ego, their joint trust in one another allows a new voice to emerge. Together, these artists blur the line between where a painting begins and finally comes to completion.

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