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Installation view of Shantell Martin: Someday We Can

Installation view of Shantell Martin: Someday We Can. Photograph by Connie Tsang.

Shantell Martin: Someday We Can

Saturday, March 11, 2017
Sunday, June 25, 2017

Sculpture Court

Using her simple trademark linework—black ink on white surfaces—Shantell Martin transforms everything from walls to found objects, ceramics, toys, sneakers, and even the faces and bodies of participants and passersby into a signature visual narrative. This is the first time an artist working with the Albright-Knox's Public Art Initiative will install work simultaneously at the museum and in the community.

Shantell Martin beginning a mural in the Albright-Knox's Sculpture Court. Photograph by Connie Tsang.

Shantell Martin working on a mural in the Albright-Knox's Sculpture Court. Photograph by Connie Tsang.

Shantell Martin working on her exhibition in the Albright-Knox's Sculpture Court. Photograph by Connie Tsang. 

Shantell Martin working on her exhibition in the Albright-Knox's Sculpture Court. Photograph by Connie Tsang. 

Shantell Martin working on her exhibition in the Albright-Knox's Sculpture Court. Photograph by Connie Tsang.

Shantell Martin in front of her mural in the Albright-Knox's Sculpture Court. Photograph by Connie Tsang.

Supported by a grant from the University at Buffalo’s Creative Arts Initiative, the artist will work with the Public Art team, UB students, and East Side community representatives to identify the final location for a permanent mural. The core work from UB graduate students will result in an actionable matrix of locations throughout Buffalo’s East Side for future public art activities. 

This exhibition is organized by Curator of Public Art Aaron Ott.

Admission to this exhibition is free during M&T FIRST FRIDAYS @ THE GALLERY on April 7, May 5, and June 2, 2017.

Exhibition Sponsors

This exhibition was made possible through funding provided by the Creative Arts Initiative of the University at Buffalo. The toys in this exhibition were generously donated by Fisher-Price.

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