Fischer Galleries
Apr 15, 2023
118 W Jackson Street, Ridgeland MS 39157

Martha's new show, DOWN TO EARTH, is opening at the Fisher Galleries on April 15, 2023. The opening reception is from 2:00pm - 4:00pm. The show will run through April.

The title for this show, DOWN TO EARTH, came after the paintings were completed and surrounded me in my studio. Seeing them all together was a reminder of where I find solace in a troubled and sometimes frightening world, a world scarred by pandemic and by a plague of intolerance that undermines the right of every individual to live and love and learn as they wish. In the midst of all this my studio is a refuge, as is my home and my garden and of course the people that I love and cherish and am grateful to have in my life. These are all blessings that bring me down to earth to celebrate the intricate beauty and bounty it provides. In the words of perhaps our greatest prophet and truth sayer, James Baldwin,

“To be sensual, I think, is to respect and rejoice in the force of life, of life itself, and to be present in all that one does, from the effort of loving to the making of bread.” —The Fire Next Time

May we all continue to rejoice together.