New Works by Delita Martin
BRADBURY ART MUSEUM
Fowler Center | Arkansas State University
201 Olympic Drive | Jonesboro, Arkansas 72401
Telfair Museums Savannah, Georgia: State of the Arts:Discoving American Art Now
State of the Art
Discovering American Art Now
September 13, 2014-January 19, 2015
Admission to State of the Art is sponsored by Walmart and Sam’s Club.
The ultimate road trip, to a thousand destinations, for one unforgettable exhibition. In 2013, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art’s curatorial team hit the road to investigate what’s happening in American art today. Over the course of a year, the team logged more than 100,000 miles, crisscrossing the United States to visit nearly 1,000 artists.
The journey began with a series of conversations with dozens of colleagues, curators, gallery owners, critics, and collectors who helped to generate a list of thousands of artists from across the US. After narrowing down the list through preliminary research, the Crystal Bridges team began making studio visits, conducting hundreds of hours of one-on-one conversations with artists, all in search of the most compelling American art being created today.
Traveling to communities large and small, the Museum sought to discover artists whose work has not yet been fully recognized on a national level. The result of this unprecedented journey is a one-of-a-kind exhibition that draws from every region of the US, offering an unusually diverse and nuanced look at American art. The exhibition will examine the myriad ways in which today’s artists are informed by the past, innovating with materials old and new, and engaging deeply with issues relevant to our times.
State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now, brings together the work of more than 100 artists in an unprecedented exploration of the power of today’s American art. The exhibition will reach beyond the boundaries of the Museum’s temporary exhibition spaces, extending into the permanent collection galleries and activating public and community areas indoors and out.
Her America: A Collection of Works by African-American Female Visual Artists | July 2014
This collection will feature paintings, prints and sculpture from the growing collection of Mrs. Aissatou Sidime-Blanton, as well as items on loan from some of her favorite African-American female artists in Texas. Invited Artist
Come see an exhibition of a new series of mixed-media work by Little Rock artist Delita Martin. This event will open with a reception, including a gallery talk with the artist. In the series, Martin interweaves reality and fantasy, images from women around her and images from the stories these women told. This deeply personal series seeks to express an element of the human spirit by telling stories through layers of symbols, gestures, and presences as well as layers of print, paper, line, and thread.
SUGA- Ingredient and Process
A well prepared meal is often accompanied by a memorable dessert. SUGA (sugar) is the final offering in a course of successful PrintHouston exhibitions. Flirting with the concept of sweetness, home and cultural references, the four artists incorporate the concept of sugar toexamine personal stories, cultural identities and historical happenings into a provoking visual play. Each artist will continue to confront the boundaries of printmaking with experimental and traditional printmaking techniques. We celebrate the art of printmaking by converging old and new techniques and tools paired with unique applications to continue the dialogue that we began with the ROUX exhibition of 2011. http://www.blueorangehouston.com/suga/
STIR (stur) a) A rapid active commotion. b) Cause to move or shift into a new position or place. c) A mild disturbance. d) To pass an implement through in a circular motion.
Artists, Rab’ea Ballin, Delita Martin, Ann Johnson, and Lovie Olivia collaborate for a second exhibition to mix, stir and incorporate the organic ingredients of fine printing and good friendship. Using materials including plaster, feathers, dehydrated fruits, pillows, handmade paper and more the four of us create an environment fit for soul stirring colloquy.
Stir is a collection of works that examines and transforms our personal experiences, family histories, and cultural identities into a provoking visual play amongst four artists using a variety of printmaking processes. We celebrate the art of printmaking by converging old and new techniques and tools paired with unique applications to continue the dialogue that we began with last years ROUX exhibition.