Current Exhibition

Shonet Martin

Still Floating                        August 7 - 30, 2014

MARTIN Triptych

Imagine a faceless floating figure, adorned with gold and yellow over free-form shapes of blue.  Imagine this feminine figure repeated in various forms – drawing, collage, ceramics – while always maintaining its surreal, but benevolent, anonymity. Bursts of gold resemble lightening bugs, circle the figure, and dance over the paper shapes.  Reminiscent of Native American, or even Aztecan art, these faceless forms seem to speak to the Spiritual Feminine.

“I’ve been working with the floating woman image for over a decade, using drawing, painting, and clay techniques. I’m often asked who the floating woman is, and my response is that I don’t know,” is all the artist offers, leaving each patron to choose their own storyline for the images. Sometimes titles give a clue. “Daydreaming,” is both stop-action and active, with small dabs of paint or cut out papers dancing across solid blue blocks while the faceless figure stands, small but mighty, calm but ready.

Trained as a fiber artist and a potter, Lambert Martin holds a B.S. in art education and a Master’s degree in Art from Ball State University. She served as a Master Teaching Artist for Very Special Arts of Indiana and has taught classes at Cornerstone Center for the Arts, Minnetrista, and St. Mary’s school.  Shonet also taught several summer arts camps with the Gordys, specializing in paper making and ceramics.

Lambert Martin’s opening will be held during the First Thursday arts walk on August 7, 2014 from 5 to 8 PM. A short talk will be given at 6:15, and the artist will answer questions about her work. Light refreshments will be served.

“Still Floating” will continue through August 30, 2014, and may also be viewed during normal business hours: Monday-Friday, 9 AM to 5:30 PM, Saturday, 9 to 3, or by appointment. For more information, call 765-284-8422 or visit us on Facebook!