Solid Universe Theory, Martha Hope Carey
Hosted at DVAA, November 7th - 30th
Painter Martha Hope Carey will exhibit new work for her first solo show at DVAA exploring 'solid universe theory,' an idea (and a timely metaphor) from a story by writer Cixin Liu, about beings living in what they assume is a small space within a solid universe slowly learning that their view of reality is entirely wrong.
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, November 9th at 5pm
ARTIST TALK: Wednesday, November 28, 6:30pm.
About the artist:
I work primarily in oils, and work on heavy duck canvas secured to handmade 2-inch deep poplar stretcher frames. I paint abstractions about my reactions to the world, to others, to ideas, and to my own history.
The elements I work with are color and composition, and I do not strive to capture objective reality on canvas. I have studied photography, design, and drawing. I am a self-taught painter.
While living in Seattle, I showed my work in solo shows and group exhibitions at a range of galleries and spaces from 2001 to 2009, including: Forgotten Works, Artists Gallery, Art/Not Terminal Gallery, Arts West, Gallery 6311, Queen Hotel Studios, Patricia Cameron Gallery, and the PONCHO/Seattle Fine Art Auction.
I was represented by Oasis Art Gallery in Seattle from 2006 through 2009, and am now represented through Another Moon Studios in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania.
Summer of 2016, I began showing in Philadelphia, and have recently been included two group shows at DaVinci Art Alliance and one group show at The Plastic Club. A solo show followed, featuring new work, at Jed Williams Gallery in February 2017, and my work was included in a group show at the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art over the summer of 2017. My next solo show will be at DaVinci Art Alliance in Philadelphia, November 2018.