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                                                                       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.