2011 – 2013

Studio work, 2013

 

FEED, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA, Sept-Oct 2013

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Portable Untitled I (Recompressed), Richmond (detail), peeled latex paint on gallery floor, 2013

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Oxbow, Richmond (detail), latex paint partially peeled from gallery wall, 2013

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Portable Untitled I (Recompressed), Richmond (detail), peeled latex paint on gallery floor, 2013

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Oxbow, Richmond (detail), latex paint partially peeled from gallery wall, 2013

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Portable Untitled I (Recompressed), Richmond (detail), peeled latex paint on gallery floor, 2013

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Portable Untitled II (Recompressed), Richmond (detail), peeled and folded latex paint on gallery floor, 2013

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Portable Untitled I (Recompressed), Richmond (detail), peeled latex paint on gallery floor, 2013

 

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Shadow Shelter, 2013

 

Broom Coats, as part of Clothes Shoes, Whitebox Gallery, May 2013

Latex paint partially peeled from gallery wall, broken branch found from Sara D. Roosevelt Park adjacent to gallery

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DAY FOLDER, VCU Arts MFA Thesis Show, Anderson Gallery mezzanine, April 2013, partially peeled latex paint on floor, walls, ceiling, pipes and radiator

 

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Untitled, March 2013

Camouflage, March 2013

Camouflage, March 2013

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Camouflage, March 2013

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Camouflage, March 2013 (detail)

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Camouflage, March 2013 (detail)

whole page upstairs one flat Jan 29

Drawing toward installation and animation

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Exit, March 2013, latex paint on wall

Exit 2

Exit, March 2013, partially peeled latex paint on wall

experiments to defy grafity, March 2013

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Untitled, December 2012, (ongoing). Photograph of floor (see images below), transparent and coloured latex on concrete floor with existing residues, ‘birds eye view’ created on Photoshop using perspective too, digital print cut to edge and adhered flat against wall beside floor.

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Room 307, Transparent and opaque latex paint on floor, walls and tabletop.

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Room 307, transparent and opaque latex paint cut and partially peeled from floor

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crop four v3 no door web

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December 2012 – ongoing, photograph of floor with additional Photoshop layer. Photoshop was used to copy selection of floor and then peel and twist it digitally, this can be seen on the left side of the images above.

attempts to defy gravity

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Untitled (included as part of Room 307 installation December 2012) Latex paint partially peeled from wall. September 2012 (ongoing). This painting became a model for the floor and wall installation above.

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Room 306b, (detail) December 2012, transparent and coloured latex on concrete floor, December 2012

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Room 306b (detail), the same area of blue paint as seen in the image above, it has been cut, partially peeled and adhered to the wall.

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Room 306b (detail), the same area of paint as seen in the two previous photos.

Floor imprint/transfer

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Grey scale 2

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Grey scale

Drawings toward material tests

Drawings toward material tests

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Untitled, FAB Gallery, VCU Arts, October 2012. Image 1: Latex on floor, peeled and stretched around lighting bar. This figuration is cut and extracted from the painted area in image 4 below.

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Image 2: detail of where the paint is cut and extracted from the floor surface.

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Image 3: detail of collapse

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Image 4: transparent and opaque latex paint on gallery floor suface. Images above are cut and extracted from this flat area of paint.

Untitled , studio work, July/August 2012. Latex on studio wall with additional conduit supports.

Untitled, April – June 2012. Latex paint partially peeled from wall. In earlier stages this work revealed more vivid imprints of underpainting, creating an ‘inside-out’ painting.

Untitled, April – June 2012. Latex paint partially peeled from wall. In earlier stages this work revealed more vivid imprints of underpainting, creating an ‘inside-out’ painting.

Untitled, studio work, June/July 2012. Latex partially peeled from studio wall

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From the Window (upstairs), as part of the Wickham House 200 exhibition at The Valentine Richmond History Center, 2012, peeled latex paint stretched over and between window and period style chair.

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From the Window (downstairs), as part of the Wickham House 200 exhibition at The Valentine Richmond History Center, 2012, peeled latex stretched between window and period washroom table.

Untitled, studio work, February/March 2012. Latex partially peeled from wall.

At Arms Length, VCU MFA Candidacy Show, April 2012. Latex partially peeled from skylight walls, photographed from below.

At Arms Length, VCU MFA Candidacy Show, April 2012. Latex partially peeled from stairwell wall, with existing wall paint to the left of the image.

At Arms Length, VCU MFA Candidacy Show, April 2012. Latex on boarded window.

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Untitled, blue and white latex partially peeled from wall. March 2012

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Untitled, March 2012 (detail), shows ‘straps’ or ‘loops’ of latex cut around existing coduit supports and then peeled onto them while remaining integrated with the wall.

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Untitled, as above (detail), paint peeled away and sanded back.

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Untitled, studio work, 2012. Latex peeled from studio wall and stretched to tie to existing lighting frame supports.

Untitled, February/March 2012. green and white latex on wall

Untitled, studio work, 2012. Latex on wall and both sides of door.

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Untitled, still shot from animation of installation. February 2012

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Untitled, (detail), green and white latex on wall

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green tall and floor for web

For Loan, The Obstinate Object, City Gallery Wellington, February 2012. Portable wooden folding stools with painted canvas seats, available to borrow from the gallery.

video:http://www.3news.co.nz/Wellington-art-encouraged-to-leave gallery/tabid/418/articleID/245240/Default.aspx

exhibition catalogue, City Gallery website: http://citygallery.org.nz/assets/3Raewyn-Martyn.pdf

For Loan, The Obstinate Object, City Gallery Wellington, February 2012. Portable wooden folding stools with painted canvas seats, available to borrow from the gallery.

Untitled, VCU Library stairwell work, November 2011. Cream and mauve latex on stairwell walls.

Returns, FAB Gallery, VCU, November 2011. Latex on gallery wall with spotlight, and floor polish on gallery floor.

Untitled, September 2011, latex on studio wall with existing window sunlight

Untitled, October 2011, latex on studio wall

Untitled, October 2011, acrylic wash and white latex paint on wall

Modifications, Glover Park daybeds, 2011. Canvas stretched on existing park benches.

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Transparencies, (detail) Enjoy Summer Residency, 2011

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Transparencies, Enjoy Gallery, detail. Acrylic wash and grey paint on wall.

Transparencies, work in progress, Enjoy Summer Residency, January 2011

 

Climate change heartbreak poems 2006-2013

 

Come down

these chunks of burger
broken back
against the hard plate
fallen soldiers
collected in the morning

swallowed
slugs of hot dog
bitten ends, bitten middles
bite beginnings
in the middle of one hot dog
the stumbled shoulder of one knee down
the slurred rumble of a getaway gateway

not knowing your own mean streak
the hangover of a hangover
the tongue of a seat untaken
that stale yard
a violence in the ground
that’s walked

more than ten years
the long flight
against reality (tv)
party to party to party to party
like battles

til 4am
5am comes along
there are lives made
in these small hours’ conversations
and conversions

the whole day
after the storm
steams
a temperature taken
up
until its cold and short
and comes
down

 

Portable flood

quick not to resist
falling easily

an aggressive portable flood
would relocate your water

utterance of ice melt
uttering of ice melt

uses a branch as a weapon
bigger than yours

the heart storms
are a series of directions

seen in the leaves
and broken

a sudden recovery
the eyes knowing

two understandings
the way we talk to each other about the weather has changed

 

Gap

there’s a gap
the size of a glacier
expanded beyond its flow
expanded beyond where it had flown
a gap made moves
made to move
under sight lines
beyond touch
beyond its touch
a cluttered rut
or a careful pause
its hard to know
which way to calve

 

Tall Holder

Treasures are the sinking slow
ones you hunt
everything else, is a low coward’s shoulder
a grunt already hit the bottom
and to hit the bottom, trades the past

empty accounts of past windfall
silenced cash
in caches, lumps of purchase and expense
the lake is deep with source
upward tunneling below

the whale you are
is slow and secondary heavy
tongue jammed low against thick gummed jaw
secret current pulled tow
swift swings out

tool holder and tall holder
not designed to withstand
new tides, waves, or high winds
or low knowledge
the new coasts will let you know

 

The Listening

The listening goes well
sandpits at every house
sandpits full of toys
the older and new

earlier machinations
scouring the sky
leaving digs and heaps
heaps of lust left behind

it’s a test pit
dream to start
the island for time

yours might be more colorful
louder, faster, higher
but
it must be an island
for time

working in floods
with tracks we’ve made
entering fields
over our knees

floating logs
make crafts of trade
and listening closely
you hear their motor
and understand
their straight line

 

Take This Hand

Take your hand
before there is
no snow cold enough
before this big thaw

take this hand
before there was
no snow cold enough
this is a big thaw

this was just a week
of weather
we cannot complain

I won’t be
your meteorologist
it’s ok
you are your own

when there’s change
in the wind
you’ll be a face
you’ll gurn good

we can meet a a
conference
on change
and you’ll say something
to explain why change is good

 

Golden Sunrise

There’s a golden sunrise
on your back pack
its saying welcome,
welcome to the future
its yours here

yours is having a good time
while all the ridges rise
the desperation
of only standing in time
somebody’s always waiting
while you’ll be anywhere

its not a fault line
under your command
it’s a trouble waiter
troubling the other side

remembering the golden sunrise
and the ridges divide

you’ll feel guilt
you’ll feel hazard
and that’s your honesty
that’s your beauty

the ridges have their valleys
open to your fall
over the other side
packing up the world

remembering the golden sunrise
and the ridges demise

 

Entrances

Entrances take upon you
sweet old into the room
and the ugly hungry
takes your hands

well hello and I hope you
enjoy the company
it’s the occupier tonight

it’s a swoon for you
we can see it before you
as the ugly hungry
takes your hands

 

Soldier

Solid soldier
soon older soon bolder

will the world get lighter
for an inactive star

hapless soldier
when do you breathe out

where will you go to ease the load
pass time in aftermath

soon hired soon tired
when will you breathe

will you find a hold
and be held together

will the world get lighter
light weight

 

Take Change

Remember to take care
you’ve set out
to make change

remember to take care
cause once it notices you
it will set out to make change
on you

you will receive
what you have given
right back
from interpretation

and that’s where
the danger is
ready to care
with interpretation

once it notices you
it will set out
to make change
on you

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