Delita Martin at Boswell-Mourot | Rock Candy

Friday, February 15, 2013

Delita Martin at Boswell-Mourot

Posted By on Fri, Feb 15, 2013 at 3:31 PM

Delita Martin, Evelyn (EH veh lin): Her Mothers Heart
  • Delita Martin, "Evelyn (EH veh lin): Her Mother's Heart"
Printmaker Delita Martin, who made a splash on the Arkansas arts scene several years ago with her woodcuts and who has been a lecturer in art at UALR, is showing new work at Boswell-Mourot Fine Art. The exhibition, “Piecing Together,” opens tomorrow, Feb. 16; the artist will talk about what I think is her very fine work at 7 p.m. tomorrow night at a reception in her honor.

Martin's work was recently exhibited at Hearne Fine Art as part of the V.I.T.A.L. Collective show “Celebrating Cultures, Liberating Minds.” CORRECTION: Sorry! Big mind skid there. That was Martin's student, La Toya Hobbs.

A statement from her website:

Delita’s current work deals with reconstructing identity. By piecing together the signs, symbols, and language found in what could be called everyday life from slavery through modern times, my goal is to create images as a visual language to tell the story of women that hav lived but often have been marginalized. Throughout history, the marginalization of Black women has led to problematic representations of their roles within community and family structures, as well as problematic visual and textual representations; thus making it difficult to document their positive contributions within collective systems.

Through her work, Martin has created a series ofportraits that expounds upon the role of African American women within the community and other social structures. Within her work she uses a series of domestic objects as a visual vocabulary. These objects show a connection to daily life and provide a visual language that gives voice to the women represented.

Tags: , , , ,


Favorite

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Leslie Newell Peacock

Readers also liked…

  • Coming Monday: Little Rock Black Restaurant Week

    MoTown Monday is Ceci's Chicken and Waffles. Tasty Tuesday is Sims BBQ and Brewster's Soul Food Cafe. Wing Wednesday is Chicken King and Chicken Wangs. Soul Food Thursday is Lindsey's BBQ and Hospitality House and Food Truck Festival Friday is @station801. It's the first Black Restaurant Week.
    • Mar 8, 2017
  • New music from Isaac Alexander

    New music from Isaac Alexander.
    • Jul 14, 2017
  • No Small Talk Ep. 8: Katy Henriksen, Springs Arts preview

    A packed episode this week of "No Small Talk": a chat with Katy Henriksen, from Of Note on KUAF; Stephanie Smittle breaks down the Spring Arts issue; and we finish up with just a tiny bit of Oscar chatter.
    • Mar 9, 2018
 

© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation