Monday, August 06, 2018

Not To Know But To Go On - the booklet available

To order Judy Martin's booklet
Not To Know But To Go On: a poem about time
contact her through email (see profile)
and give your mailing address.
The price of the booklet is $10 plus $2 postage
(these are daughter April's ceramics)

Monday, July 23, 2018

In The Spirit of Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven

The temporary exhibition In The Spirit of Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven opens at the Perivale Gallery July 21 and runs every day through August 5 2018.

Judy Martin's quilt Bidwell is part of this exhibition (detail above).
An image of the full quilt is shown at Judy's New Work  , click here.  

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Cloth of Time Opens in Halifax at Mary E Black Gallery, Halifax Nova Scotia July 12 2018

Not To Know But To Go On, stitched textile Judy Martin hangs from the ceiling in centre of gallery space.
 Cloud of Time, stitched textile by Judy Martin hangs from the ceiling in the window of the gallery. 
The Sun, The Moon, And Also The Stars by Judy Martin are also suspended and hang in front of the left wall in above photo
I love to stitch by hand.
I need to do it every day, or I do not feel settled.
I stitch for an hour or two every  morning before breakfast as a way of preparing my inner self for the rest of the day.
I schedule appointments for the afternoon so that they do not interrupt this quiet time with my self.
Daily Scratchings by Penny Berens hangs on right wall in above photo
I think a lot about love and things spiritual.
The tactility of those marks made with thread help me to communicate my ideas.
The gentle bumps of thread in cloth beg to be touched, even when we are in an art gallery where touching is not allowed, yet we still know how pleasurable the simple repeated stitches will feel under our caressing fingers.
Penny Berens and Judy Martin at the opening of Cloth of Time, July 12 2018
Touch has been called the mother of the senses,
because it is able to reach each of us on a more emotional level than the sense of sight.
Stone Pathways (left wall) and Cris Cross (right wall) both by Penny Berens
The largest piece in the exhibition, Not To Know But To Go On, addresses mortality and the relentless rhythm of time.  Fabrics that I've saved for years were couched onto artist's canvas with an entire skein of cotton embroidery floss each day, for three years.
Inspired by the Finnish rugs of my heritage and the writing of Agnes Martin, this piece makes the whirl of time visible.
Cloud of Time  by Judy Martin encourages light to shine through, like a cloud  
The large wall piece, Cloud of Time,  although created with the same techniques as the sculpture, has colours that are limited to that of a cloud filled sky and is not a journal, but a document of one year of time.
The Sun, The Moon, And Also The Stars, three hand stitched drawings on felt by Judy martin
The Sun, The Moon, And Also The Stars, are three smaller wall pieces that evolved through the practice of creating small daily collages.  Plant dyed velvet and other fabrics were stitched into individual designs on backings of wool felt.  These were then stitched together.  When I ran out of felt, I turned the pieces over and drew onto them with black thread stitched marks.
Susan Charles, director-durator of the Mary E Black gallery spoke at the opening reception
I think that the main reason I make things with cloth and thread is that the process heals me.
Creating something that was not here before gives me a sense of well-being.
Also, I consider my stitched pieces to be poems as much as they are drawings or sculptures, but I'll talk about that another time.
Judy Martin 2018

The exhibition continues until August 26, 2018
Mary E Black Gallery, Halifax Nova Scotia

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Thunder Bay Art Gallery Fund Raising Auction

Friday June 8, 2018
6:45 - 11 pm

Love Meditation: Moon and Time
indigo, wool, cotton, stitch resist, hand stitch,
19 inches framed   2018 by Judy Martin

This piece is part of the live auction
Thunder Bay Art Gallery

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Leaving The Nest

leaving the nest 2016  Judy Martin  cold wax and oil on wood panel 
SOLD  through Perivale Gallery
Manitoulin Island Ontario
The gallery is open on weekends until June 20
The gallery is open daily through Labour Day  10 am - 5 pm
705 377 4847  or 705 210 0290
Gallerist:  Shannon McMullan

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Perivale Gallery Opens for 2018 season on Sunday May 20

I Will Always Carry You      a Love Meditation
silk and hand stitch, mounted on linen  19 inches square (framed)
Your Vulnerability Connects You To The Rest of our Suffering World    a love meditation
Antique silk that is shattering, hand stitched, mounted on linen  19 inches square (framed)

Four Love Meditations and Two oil paintings will be part of the Opening Exhibition of the Perivale Gallery this May 20 at 1 pm until 6 pm
Live Link to the gallery begins at 7 am in the morning   here

Perivale Gallery
1320 Perivale Road
Spring Bay Manitoulin Island
P0B 2B0
705 377 4847
705 210 0290

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Abstract and Geometric Exhibition at Quilt Festival in Chicago

Mended World , by Judy Martin and Community
is part of the exhibition Masterworks: Abstract and Geometric
curated by Martha Sielman
This exhibition was at the International Quilt Festival: Chicago Illinois
Donaled E Stephens Convention Centre
April 12 - 14 2018
The exhibition premiered at Quilt Festival Houston in November 2017.  (visible in left central corner)
Judy Martin speaks about the making of Mended World as part of the Manitoulin Circle Project 2009 - 2913.  Click here to see the full quilt and to hear Judy.

The next venue for this exhibition is Tokyo in October 2018