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Exhibition artists like Emery Blagdon used scavenged materials to create their immersive installations and environments. In this workshop, teaching artist Nadia Martinez will lead participants in making sculptural mobiles, using wire and recycled museum materials that can change their own environment. All materials are provided. The program is limited to 20 individuals.
Nadia Martinez is a Connecticut-based, Honduran multimedia artist. Martinez started her studies in architecture in Honduras. She studied sculpture, painting, printmaking, and mixed media at the National Academy of Fine Arts in New York. She holds the equivalent of the American BFA. Martinez has exhibited her work nationally and internationally in individual and group exhibitions at Zorya Fine Art, Greenwich, CT; 4uattro Pareti Galleria, Napoli, Italy; Art Basel week, Miami, FL; Stamford Art Association, Stamford, CT; Salon Supercable de Jovenes XVI con FIA, Caracas, Venezuela; ArtLima, Lima, Peru; Pinta Art Fair, NY; the National Academy Museum, NY; Macy Art Gallery at Columbia University, NY; Printmaking Council of New Jersey, Branchburg, NJ; Arts West Gallery, Elon University, Elon, NC; and Museo del Juguete Antiguo, DF, Mexico, among others. She was an artist in residence at Museum of Arts and Design, NY. Martinez was nominated for Women to Watch 2018, National Museum of Women in the Arts, D.C. by Shannon R. Stratton, MAD’s William and Mildred Lasdon Chief Curator of the Museum of Arts and Design, NY. Her work is part of selected collections as the Art Bank Program of the U.S. Department of State in Washington D.C., and other private collections in the United States, France, Peru, and Venezuela. Martinez teaches studio classes at the New York School of the Arts.
Images: Emery Blagdon (1907–1986, Callaway, NE); untitled; c. 1955–1986; steel wire, plastic, tin foil, and paper; 19 1/2 x 9 1/2 x 9 in.; Collection of Audrey B. Heckler. Photography © Visko Hatfield, courtesy of the Foundation to Promote Self Taught Art and Rizzoli International Publications, Inc.
Emery Blagdon (1907–1986, Callaway, NE); untitled; c. 1955–1986; steel wire, paper, and tin foil; 39 x 19 x 8 in.; Collection of Audrey B. Heckler. Photography © Visko Hatfield, courtesy of the Foundation to Promote Self Taught Art and Rizzoli International Publications, Inc.