I liked this quote from her statement about the show:
“I am interested in isolating the spatial quirks and ambiguities that I find so compelling in painting, and understanding how these can be experienced as forms that inhabit our space. I am also interested in how the strong, localized color of the plastics I use can be made to behave more lithely through optical mixture of stripes and through the overlay of transparent shadows as the forms bend in space. “
i agree with carla regarding that “umph,” especially with “dog watch” and “somersault”. there are a few artists out there who make me jealous… wanting to try my hand at what they’re doing (one of the primary motivations behind wanting to be a painter, no?). martha is one of them.