Marion Royael
Marion Royael 460 Main Street Beacon New York 12508 727-244-5535  Open 12-7 Thursday-Sunday
Grace Knowlton
In the Collection of:

•Art Omi, Field Sculpture Park, Chatham, NY
•Bates College, Lewiston, ME
•Bergen Museum of Art and Science, Bergen, NJ
•Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, NY
•Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York, NY
•Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ
•Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
•Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
•Jacksonville Art Museum, Jacksonville, FL
•Kingsborough College, Queens, NY
•Lannan Foundation, Florida
•Longhouse Foundation, East Hampton
•Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
•The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
•Mobil Corporation, Washington, DC
•Museum of Outdoor Art, Denver, CO
•Mt. Holyoke College Museum, South Hadley, MA
•Newark Museum, Newark, NJ
•Northern Engraving Corp., Lacrosse, WI
•Prudential Insurance Company of America, NY
•Roberson Center for the Arts, Binghamton, NY
•Smith College Museum, Northampton, MA
•Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, NY
•Sugar Hill Arts Center, NYC
•Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England
•Yale University Museum of Art, New Haven, CT

Graceland, Opening March 10th, 2012

My sculptures are closed spherical forms of various materials - clay, concrete, styrofoam and paint, steel and copper. They are created by an ancient technique involving the laying on of hands.


Drawing is the most direct and vital of the art forms. It can be powerful, yet questioning; tentative, yet full of conviction.


In the late 70's I took a course in photography as part of a degree program. Immediately I found myself aiming my camera into interior corners, and if they weren't white I painted them white. Then I got an 8x10 camera and continued my work with corners, using the 8x10 negatives to make platinum prints; platinum greatly enhanced the subtle tones and textures of the whites. My goal was to create a transcendent visual experience from an overlooked and ordinary reality.

new work

My new work combines drawing, painting, and photography, as well as printmaking. My subject matter has gone from seeds to bones; from elegant white corners to aged and broken wooden chairs - perhaps a metaphor for life.