The gallery’s new Mezzanine project hosts small, often 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 (a literal hors d’oeuvre). Mezzanine 001 comprises an open edition of Minjae Kim’s Fold Sconce (2023), an overscaled fiberglass shade (25.0 H × 12.0 W × 8.0 D in.) that conveniently affixes directly to an A19 lightbulb. For more information or to purchase, please email — firstname.lastname@example.org
Kristen Wentrcek & Andrew Zebulon
From September 14 – November 11 2023, we had the distinct honor and tactile-sensorial pleasure of presenting new functional sculptures from New York-based artist duo Kristen Wentrcek & Andrew Zebulon. We’ve known Kristen and Andrew since 2016, and have worked with them ever since the opening of the gallery: Under/Over (2020), HOG TRAP (2021), Make-Do (2023), The North American Pavilion (2023), and of course No Life (2023). The science fiction-inflected presentation offered nineteen autonomous and interdependent works across seating, lighting, surface, and storage, rendered variously in aluminum, coating, foam, marine-grade high-density polyethylene, lighting components, tinting concentrate, and two-way mirror glass. View the exhibition and available works HERE.
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.
From June 15 – July 30 2023, the gallery hosted Ben Sanders’ New Caps, a presentation of a dozen new signature Bottle Cap compositions by the artist. Presiding over a narrative variously encompassing post-human landscapes, alien brews, artificial flavors, and agricultural hexes, the lush Caps are a continuation of Sanders’ multidisciplinary approach to substrate and painting. View the exhibition and available works HERE.
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.
Lindsay Muscato & Joshua Friedman
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 2024. For all inquiries related to the artists’ past and ongoing output, kindly email — email@example.com
a is delighted to be working with Bennet Schlesigner following the artist’s foundational tenure with friend and colleague Sebastian Gladstone. We initially had the pleasure of experiencing Bennet’s outstanding sculptures and light works several years ago amidst the galleries’ joint Holiday Fete, and have been admirers of the California artist’s practice since. The gallery will host a solo exhibition of new works by Schlesigner in 2024. For all inquiries and commissions related to the artist’s past and ongoing works, kindly email — firstname.lastname@example.org