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Bennet Schlesinger
In Tune With Itself
February 24 – April 13 2024

Bennet Schlesinger
In Tune With Itself
February 24 – April 13 2024

Various Artists
Rites of Spring
April 27 – June 08 2024

Various Artists
Rites of Spring
April 27 – June 08 2024

Mezzanine 002
Doug McCollough
Rosebud

The gallery is privileged to present Rosebud (2024), a static-kinetic sculpture by Doug McCollough, and the second entry in the Mezzanine series. The gallery’s Mezzanine project hosts extracurricular works or bodies of work from artists within and outside of Marta’s regular program. The project is named for the balcony pathway that runs above the gallery’s primary exhibition space. For more information, please email — information@marta.la

Doug McCollough
Rosebud, 2024
Ash Wood, Acrylic Paint
41.5 × 22.25 × 20.5 in.
105.4 × 56.5 × 52.1 cm
Unique

Recently:
Nifemi Marcus-Bello
Oríkì (Act II): Tales by Moonlight
at Design Miami/

From December 06 – 10 2023, Marta presented Act II of Nifemi Marcus-Bello’s lauded Oríkì series at Design Miami, in the context of the gallery’s inaugural presence at the Miami fairs. Tales by Moonlight, named for the beloved Nigerian Television Authority children’s television series of the same name, presented a quartet of functional sculptures in recycled sand-cast alumin(i)um and highlighted the personal and collective narratives at the core of the designer’s interactions with region- and need-specific craft communities in and around his hometown of Lagos. View the presentation HERE.

Mezzanine 001
Minjae Kim
Fold Sconce

The gallery’s new Mezzanine project hosts extracurricular bodies of work from artists within and outside of Marta’s regular program. The project—named for the balcony pathway that runs above the gallery’s primary exhibition space—acts variously as supplement, addendum, capsule, and drop … a place for works outside or adjacent to The Work. Mezzanine 001 comprises an open edition of Minjae Kim’s Fold Sconce (2023), an overscaled fiberglass shade that conveniently affixes directly to an A19 lightbulb. For more information, please email — information@marta.la

Minjae Kim
Fold Sconce, 2023
Quilted Fiberglass, Brass Hardware
25.0 × 12.0 × 8.0 in.
63.5 × 30.5 × 20.3 cm
Open Edition

Profile:
Marta in Untapped Journal

The gallery and its founders are featured in a thoughtful profile in the new physical and digital editions of Untapped, a journal published by design company Henrybuilt. The piece highlights past, present, and future relationships and exhibitions with artists and entities Alex Reed, Erik Benjamins, The Neutra VDL House, Michael Bennett of Studio Kër, Rebuild Foundation, Kristen Wentrcek & Andrew Zebulon, Sarah Burns, Nifemi Marcus-Bello, Catalog Sale, Plant Paper, A History of Frogs, and others. Many thanks to editor Tiffany Jow of Untapped and the artists interviewed for the story. Read the feature HERE.

Ben Sanders
Bottle Caps Book

Available now, HERE and at the gallery. Co-published with OCHI in tandem with the presentation of Sanders’ New Caps, Bottle Caps presents 40+ bottle cap paintings by Pasadena-based multi-disciplinary artist Ben Sanders, spanning nearly a decade and culminating in the works seen in the show. The 96-page, hardcover book was offset-printed in Belgium by die Keure and features an introduction from Marta’s co-director and a pictorial essay from OCHI director Meghan Gordon.

Working with:
Lindsay Muscato & Joshua Friedman
of Base 10

Marta is pleased to continue its ongoing relationship with Los Angeles artists Lindsey Muscato & Joshua Friedman. The gallery has been working with the duo on commissions and special projects since initially hosting the pair’s ambitious Kodama series in early 2020. We look forward to presenting an exhibition of new works by Muscato & Friedman in November, 2024. For all inquiries related to the artists’ past and ongoing output, kindly email — information@marta.la

Marta

Marta is a gallery that hosts works at the meeting points of art and design. Founded in Los Angeles in 2019, the gallery makes space for artists to experiment with the utility of design, and for designers to explore the occasional abandonment of function. Marta’s curatorial and publication programs take interest in both the process of an object’s creation as well the narrative of its creator(s). Marta embraces the intersection of disciplines, advocates for diversity in design, and promotes access to the arts.