In my work, I present familiar forms and objects in ways that challenge the viewer’s perception. I am not necessarily trying to change the intrinsic meaning of what is presented – but I am trying to draw out some of the less obvious subtexts that exists. The end result is often ostensibly whimsical. However, these objects may reveal darker interpretations after further interaction. There is also an extended arc running through my work that explores the meaning of theological constructs.
Selected Group Exhibitions
Art Souterrain, Place Des Arts, Montreal, Quebec, CA.
Emerging Artists 2011, Limner Gallery, Hudson, NY.
Fence Select '07, curated by Michael Oatman, The Arts Center of the Captial Region, Troy, NY.
National Prize Show, curated by Cheryl Brutvan, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA.
11th Annual Juried Small Works Show, Upstream Gallery, Dobbs Ferry, NY.
Ourchitecture, curated by Sara Agniel, Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI.
National Prize Show 2004, curated by Robert Fitzpatrick, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA.
Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood 2003, curated by Janis Keane Dorgan, Chesterwood Museum, Stockbridge, MA.
Bacon Show 2003, curated by Brandon Shimoda, Albany, NY.
ArtScape, City of Pittsfield, Pittsfield, NY.
Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood 2002, curated by Thayer Tolles, Chesterwood Museum, Stockbridge, MA.
ArtScape, City of Pittsfield, Pittsfield, MA.
Threads From a Shaker Loom, Shaker Workmanship '90, curated by Cheryl Anderson, Hancock Shaker Village, Hancock, MA.
Designed toHold, Contemporary Containers Inspired by Shaker Excellence, curated by Cheryl Anderson, Hancock Shaker Village, Hancock, MA.
Shaker Workmanship, The Traditions of Shaker Craftmanship Continued by Contemporary Craftspeople, curated by Cheryl Anderson, Hancock Shaker Village, Hancock, MA.
MSW, School of Social Welfare, University at Albany, Albany, NY.
BA, Sociology, Siena College, Loudonville, NY.
All work copyright © Ray Martin and respective artists and authors.