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Margaret Watson uses landscape as a construct to explore different types of space. Instead of traditional landscape’s deep, perspectival space, she employs formal relationships between color and mark to delve into a more abstract and conceptual realm.

Her paintings are built through materials and process, characterized by immediacy and unpredictability. They are not pre-planned but evolve through the placement of sequential colors and layers, with each mark and color responding to the previous one. Watson embraces the agency of the paint and its movement across the canvas, intentionally relinquishing control over much of her process. This approach allows for unexpected relationships and juxtapositions of shape and color to emerge organically.

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