Meet the Artist
Molly Martin explores materiality through weaving, drawing, painting, and installation. Through a material’s specifications, like yarn’s pliability or colored pencil’s density-building ability, she seeks moments to allow the idiosyncratic nature of a material to arise. Transference, the idea that things that have been in contact with each other can continue to affect one another even after they’re separated, makes a case for the power of objects and things to carry within them more than their literal material makeup. The marks she makes on a page have the life of that moment within them. Each stitch of a weave reflects the breath and movement of her body. In their own right, her tapestries stand as mementos to the time spent with each one. With bright, bold, and energetic colors, her work includes reshaping, reconfiguring, and repeating shapes, forms, colors, and lines, creating connections and generativity. As materials hold vast connotations, her tapestries and drawings extend an invitation to make meaning, connect dots, and playfully investigate. Martin received her BFA in Drawing from Missouri State University in Springfield,MO. Alongside regional exhibitions, her work has been exhibited at the Charles W. and Norma C. Gallery in Huntington, WV, in the Surface Design Exhibition, Future Tense 2021, featuring up-and-coming student textile artists worldwide. She is pursuing her MFA in Drawing at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, AR, where she lives and works.