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Written by Bob Martin

January 15, 2011 at 2:16 pm

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Another Portrait

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I always find it interesting how I eventually wind up.

Written by Bob Martin

November 20, 2008 at 11:39 am

Playing with Color

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Just messing around with paints, crayons and other stuff, brings out joy you remember when you were young. Hint!

Play (c) by B. Martin '08

Play (c) by B. Martin

Written by Bob Martin

November 20, 2008 at 11:38 am

Institude of Comtemporary Art University of Pennsylvania

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Kate Gilmore at ICA-U of Penn, September 5 – December 7, 2008

The value of art is that it expresses the sentiments of a diverse group of people. How ultimately we all want the same thing. Go to the ICA website and watch the short film. At first I experience discomfort, then realizing that what I was looking at, metaphorically was my own struggle.

The dogged persistence of Gilmore’s protagonists suggests the obsessive behavior that can characterize daily efforts to cope with high expectations. These dolled-up women seem desperate for success, love, or attention—desires traditionally bound up with gender and the condition of artmaking. In all of her projects, Gilmore strives for compositional perfection, and her incongruous party clothes are always perfectly coordinated with the installation itself.

Written by Bob Martin

October 20, 2008 at 7:31 am


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Nadia Hironaka My Stars, 2003

Nadia Hironaka My Stars, 2003

Conversations @ 11
Friday, Oct. 17, 11 a.m. – Artist Nadia Hironaka

Opening Reception
Friday, Oct. 17, 7-9 p.m.



In her multi-channel video installation, The Late Show, Nadia Hironaka expands the cinematic experience into the realm of the gallery environment. Synthesizing video projection, videos on monitors and audio, Hironaka entices the viewer to imagine characters leaving the confines of the projected image and entering the real space of the gallery. Using an abandoned drive-in movie theater as her point of departure to examine the convergence of cinematic and real space, Hironaka also asks us to reflect on how mood and emotion are constructed within the context of film.

ASU Art Museum Presentation
Organized by John Spiak, ASU Art Museum Curator, The Late Show will be installed in the Arizona State University Art Museum’s Nelson Fine Arts Center location.

Written by Bob Martin

October 8, 2008 at 5:48 am

Fixed On Red

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I am having fun following my steps. I seem to be OK with changing the look of a painting in mid stream. As I’ve progressed the painting starts to get a little too formal. The last paintings seems to have lost some tension. My job is to see if I can reveive it.

Written by Bob Martin

September 9, 2008 at 8:30 pm

Of Interest to this Artist.

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Quick wash
Add a little color
Define shapes
Just a bid more detail
Some lights and darks.War by

B. Martin (c) 2008


War is not a unique thing. There is always a war going and there are always faces that show universal despair.

This is not a poliical statement but war is just dumb.

Written by Bob Martin

August 13, 2008 at 4:45 pm