March 28th – 31st, 2013
Artist Talk: March 28th, 2pm
Opening Reception: March 28th, 7-9 pm
In maamaandaawinam, (she has a vision), bezhik anungo kwe – Roxanne Martin creates a series of fascinating and intriguing soft sculpture works that represent her visions rooted in her culture. Her series of fabric sculptures and installations blend personal biography with humour, cultural belonging, and social critique to create a magical world of strange forms. Her work creates an imaginary space inhabited by exaggerated forms that defamiliarize the viewer to both the fabric itself and the subject matter depicted in Martin’s sculptures.
The use of fabric as a central material began with Martin’s initiative to create Ojibway moowin children’s language books out of fabric. As a cultural practice Martin’s artwork and her work as an educator is rooted in…
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