The Human Experience
December 14 - January 12
Opening Reception December 14, 5-7 p.m.
Ning Mercer Woodcut Talk:
December 28, 2-3 p.m.
Ning Mercer will explain the process of creating woodcut prints with a slideshow at MarinMOCA from 2-3 on December 28. Free to the public.
MarinMOCA presents THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE, artwork by Bay Area artist Ning Mercer. It includes her work in oil paintings and woodblock prints, as well as sculptures and drawings, with a focus on her passion and interest in our human stories. The images in the show are from her personal encounters with people of different walks of life and culture, thru her day-to-day experience and her travels around the globe. Whether it is innocent children at play, or grownups going about their lives, she finds her artistic inspirations from our human experience as a whole. Ning Mercer will be at the opening reception to share her "behind the scene" tales of each of her work.
Art and art making has always been part of Ning Mercer’ life. From making figurines with mud found in her schoolyard to becoming a professional artist, it has been a long and fruitful journey for her - a journey of growth, of understanding, and of appreciation of our human spirits. To Ning Mercer, the world of art making allows her to stretch and to grow both as an artist and as a living being. "It teaches me humility, humanity, and honesty. Life’s beauty is everywhere – by seeing, by feeling, by listening, and by smelling. I am truly lucky to be in a profession where everyday I get a second chance to better express this beauty with my artwork, hoping that others can share it with me."
Ning Mercer’s studio is located in Mill Valley in Marin County, California. She is currently represented by Gallery Diamante in Carmel. Her artworks have been included in exhibitions by Oil Painters of America, California Art Club, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Pacific Art League, Studio Gallery in San Francisco, among other art institutions. More information about her work can be found at www.ningmercer.com.