Safi Martin – In the Flow
Opening reception & artist talk: Sat., Nov. 4 ~ 6-9pm
A celebration of FLOW, both in art and in life, using a unique form of painting involving pouring acrylic paints directly on the canvas.
Safi Martin is a woman of varied interests. She has taught in the public school system, she has worked in the mental health field, and she is a serious gardener. Heavily involved in her partner DeWayne Barton’s various projects which include Hoodhuggers International, Hood Tours, The Urban Peace Garden and most recently the Blue Note Junction, Martin stays busy. She has had a life-long interest in the arts and has recently begun creating her own art using a unique form of painting involving pouring acrylic paints directly on the canvas. She creates a wide variety of shapes using not only water but other additives on the wet canvas. Some images are strong. in contrast, others are soft and flowing. Martin explains her art stating “paint pouring challenges the traditional norms of control and perfection in art, and instead embraces the beauty of imperfection. It reminds us to let go and trust in the flow of life, rather than trying to control every outcome.” Through January 7.