Solid Universe Theory

a solo exhibition by martha carey @ dvaa

Exhibition Runs: November 7th - November 30th, 2018


public Opening Reception:

Friday, November 9th, 5-7pm

Artist Talk:

Wednesday, November 28th, 6:30pm

About the exhibition:

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.

About the Artist:

Martha Hope Carey works primarily in oils, and works on heavy duck canvas secured to handmade 2-inch deep poplar stretcher frames. She paints abstractions about her reactions to the world, to others, to ideas, and to her own history. The elements she works with are color and composition, and she does not strive to capture objective reality on canvas.  She has studied photography, design, and drawing, and is a self-taught painter.

While living in Seattle, Martha 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. She was represented by Oasis Art Gallery in Seattle from 2006 through 2009, and is now represented through Another Moon Studios in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania. Summer of 2016, Martha began showing in Philadelphia, and has 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 her work was included in a group show at the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art over the summer of 2017.