Surface Tension | Prints and Drawings by Kristen Martincic

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  • Ongoing: until Monday, May 27, 2013
  • Sunday: 12:00pm
  • Monday: 12:00pm
  • Tuesday: 12:00pm
  • Wednesday: 12:00pm
  • Thursday: 12:00pm
  • Friday: 12:00pm
  • Saturday: 10:00am
  • Where: Wonder Fair: Art Gallery, Shoppe and Studio, Lawrence
  • Cost: Free
  • Age limit: All ages

On view April 26 – May 26, 2013

Emerging artist Kristen Martincic is a serene but powerful force rising to the forefront of the contemporary print world. Martincic's signature work layers soft monotype gradients and delicate line drawing atop translucent Japanese paper. In the Skin Suits series, the paper is shaped to recall modest bathing suits of the 1950s. Dry and crisp and thin as onion skins, the evocative Skin Suits are balanced by Martincic's water series. In these, shallow cerulean swimming pools are mounted on deep-sided panels, with improbable ladders wrapping around their edges. Her work, the artist explains, "explores the connection between the body and water. I use bathing suits and environments associated with water to reveal the fine line between public and private, intimacy and exposure, skin and clothing."

A timely show for a long-lingering winter, Martincic's Surface Tension will remain on view through May 26th. Meet the artist, and perhaps learn a few of her printmaking tricks, at our Final Friday opening. A new original, affordable print edition will accompany the exhibition.

This event was posted April 25, 2013 and last updated Sept. 16, 2014

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