Levels & Degrees of Light (detail). 2015
Oil and synthetic polymer on hessian, 56 x 46cm
Courtesy of the artist. Photo credit: Taryn Ellis
WINDOWS FOR SHEETS
an exhibition of new works by Sam Martin.
Running from Thursday the 28th of May until Saturday the 20th of June, 2015
In these new works, Sam Martin utilises unconventional material such as hessian, coffee bags and hand-woven textiles to magnify the characteristics of the painting’s substrate and act as a site in which to explore painterly concerns such as repetition, occlusion, constraint, colour and improvisation.
Martin is interested in testing how different materials and surfaces influence the result of the gesture and how the image manifests itself over time from a series of incremental marks and decisions.
These works are an improvised collision of automatic scribbles, various ornamental patterns and single line motifs which could act as an imposter for something they’re not, whether it be a tapestry, an embroidery or a woven rug.