PUBLIC HOTEL, BY IAN SCHRAGER
THE NIGHT YOU LEFT
TOWNHOUSE, GREENWICH VILLAGE
SOHO HOUSE/ LUDLOW HOUSE
FEMALE ARTISTS, SOCIAL CHANGE
ALL TOO HUMAN
Presenting Standard Lines, a special selection of Shantell Martin prints and lithographs on view at The Standard downtown Manhattan, curated by Emie Diamond and Anne Huntington. Martin is best known for her visual storytelling and her keen ability to make interdisciplinary connections between design, philosophy, education and technology.
Through her signature methodical black and white compositions and her spontaneous drawing technique, she has created a practice unique to herself. The works on view are prime examples of her skillful hand art and yet are also playful to the eye. Alternating between white text on black and black text on white, the works offer a rhythmic and seemingly melodic nature to them. Her creations are driven by the subconscious, with the free flowing figurative imagery intriguing to the eye.
In addition to her strictly visual works are her phrase pieces posing the viewer with such notions as "Who Are You" and "You are You." Martin's work is timeless in both it's aesthetic beauty and it's intrinsically inquisitive nature of the human condition.
Martin has collaborated with MIT Media Lab, Brown Institute of Media Innovation, New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, among other institutions. Her work has been exhibited with the Brooklyn Museum, Museum of the Contemporary African Diaspora, Bata Show Museum and at the Albright Knox Gallery.