Opening at Bohemia:
Sunburns and other ideas
Work by Derek Martin + Tracey Martin
Opening reception: Saturday July 21, 5-7pm
On display July 16 to August 12, 2012
at Bohemia, 125 Dunlop Street East
About the artists:
Sunburns are an evolving series of drawings using the sun and a
magnifying glass. Derek developed the technique 3 years ago during
vacations in Arizona. The works draw from images of North American
Petro-Culture and its retro-nosalgia. While our worrisome dependance on an undependable and finite fuel makes us question the future, ironically the sun is used passively to illustrate some of these relationships.
Tracey is a sculptor working in both small and large scale. Her smaller work has evolved into jewellery and wearable art. Tracey works in sterling silver, bronze, steel, fabric and yarn. She recently won the Best Sculpture Award at The Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition.
This husband and wife team are showing a combination of Sunburn drawings and small sculptures. Derek and Tracey are well-known for
their shop/studio on Penetanguishene Road, which houses work by both artists as well as a large selection of garden sculpture, bird feedrs and other things made of metal.
Derek and Tracey live and work in Barrie, Ontario.