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Beatrice Marchi, Summer in the North, 2016, pastel and acrylic on wood, 40 1/4 × 55".

Beatrice Marchi

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Beatrice Marchi, Summer in the North, 2016, pastel and acrylic on wood, 40 1/4 × 55".

For those suffering from the most standard form of seasonal affective disorder (SAD), the lack of sunlight in the winter months causes depression. Italian artist Beatrice Marchi’s “Summer in the North with Loredana” opened in the middle of a New York winter that was darker than most. Yet in Marchi’s show, malaise was rooted as much in cultural and technological shifts as it was in seasonal change. That is to say that each passing season simply introduced a different flavor of depression.

In Loredana Across the Seasons, 2017, an animation of pastel-drawn images, a female figure with auburn hair is seen from behind as she contemplates a series of landscape paintings rushing by her; a wistful acoustic guitar track (the kind that might accompany an infomercial for a European holiday destination) accompanies. Moving in a sweeping motion from right to left (swipe left for no?), Bruegel

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