Martha Clippinger

Region: South


City / State: Durham, NC

By combining scraps of wood, fabric, and other found materials, I construct abstract paintings that have a rough-around-the-edges quality. I embrace the inherent imperfections of my reclaimed materials to emphasize the works’ off-kilter geometries and irregular symmetries. Though modest in scale, the painted constructions occupy a space beyond their physical dimensions. I play with architecture to create unconventional installations that require the viewer to actively look in order to discover them. Through both my intuitive creative process and the viewer’s encounter with the finished works, I explore modes of perception and sensation.