September 9, 2016, by Allan Appel- "Barbara Marks‘s new paintings are attired in bright, warm colors and shapes that seem to invite you into the room to hear what they’re saying to each other. She has an idea what they’re chattering about, but she’s not about to tell you. That’s your job. You can get close to the conversation on Saturday, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the DaSilva Gallery on Whalley Avenue in Westville, where Marks is hosting the opening reception of her show, which runs through Oct. 1 and is called “Recollection.” She’s showing about 30 paintings, all unframed eight-by-eight-inch images that deploy color and shape in such a way that at least this viewer feels as if all the works - like pieces in a crossword puzzle or letters in a great longest-word-ever in Scrabble - might, if you look the other way, rearrange themselves and perhaps exchange elements..."
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