Shantell Martin, an artist known for her stream-of-consciousness drawings, moved to New York from Tokyo five years ago. She draws on people, on airplanes, and on clothing. Here, she discusses her craft and the phrase that guides her daily life: follow the pen: http://nyr.kr/1biZD7j
Spanning the gallery’s three consecutive locations on 19th Street in Chelsea (519, 525 and 533 West 19th Street), this exhibition features twenty-seven new large-scale paintings. Other highlights include the presentation of a new mirrored infinity room made especially for this exhibition and the United States debut of another infinity room, which was recently on view in Tokyo at the Mori Art Museum. Also exhibited is the artist’s video installation, entitled Manhattan Suicide Addict, that draws its title from her first semi-autobiographical novel published in 1978.