Shantell Martin ‘Continuous Line’ at Black and White Gallery
Opening Reception: Friday, September 21, 7-10pm
September 21st, 7pm – 10pm
Black and White Gallery, 483 Driggs Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11211
Black & White Gallery/Project Space is very excited to present Continuous Line – a large-scale, first solo exhibition of works made specifically for the exhibition by the Brooklyn-based, British visual and performance artist Shantell Martin. The exhibition’s title refers to the artist’s continuous endeavor to transform her ongoing internal monologue into visual narrative while simultaneously indicating the complimentary relationship between the indoor and outdoor exhibition spaces.
Shantell Martin works in the variety of artistic media: analog drawing on walls, cars, people, shoes, clothes etc., digital drawing or drawing experiments using open frame works (coding platform), performance/projection and, increasingly, drawing on found or interesting objects. Martin favors a loose style that suggests free association but, upon closer inspection, seemingly incomplete scenarios reveal precise line and placement of objects. Translated and mapped to the gallery space, her continuous flow of sensations, impressions, images, memories and thoughts will invite the viewers to reevaluate their relationship to their surroundings.