Margot Werner (b.1984 Brooklyn, NY) is a painter and licensed Art Therapist (LCAT ATR-BC) who works with Adult Artists diagnosed with developmental disabilities and mental illness at the LAND Studio and Gallery.
I make paintings of the interior and exterior spaces I have interacted with. The interior is a space in which an event happens whether it be a bedroom, dining room, or bathroom. The bedrooms, dining rooms, bathrooms, and other spaces where personal events happen are a visual representation of the mind’s containment. When I am in a space that is lived in, I often find myself glancing at a family photograph, a collected object, or a functional form. Objects that we live with evoke the feeling of time passing in a single moment. My paintings communicate grief, trauma, and its effects on memory. My works are a way of reframing and reclaiming a narrative, an attempt to find empathy through color and shape. Elements of humor reframe a haunting image from a dream, memory, or collective experience. Seemingly banal interior and exterior spaces come alive. By combining past, present, and invented imagery, I hope to find a way to reclaim a narrative,record it, and open a line of communication into challenging emotional terrain.