"Shadows in the Garden" | Delita Martin

Stella Jones Gallery

201 St. Charles Ave.

April 6, 2019 - July 20, 2019

Press Release


31 May, 2019

In her second solo exhibition at SJG, Delita Martin explores how women of color have traditionally been defined and commands our attention by giving them prominence through the use of large-scale portraiture. In this new series, printmaker Martin uses a variety of mediums, including various printmaking techniques, painting, drawing, collage and hand-stitching, and even repurposing vintage jewelry into her layering process.

In her first book, “Shadows in the Garden,” Martin highlights works from several exhibitions and collections including all works from this series. Books will be available after June 15 and are available for pre-sale now.

Martin is based in Huffman, Texas. She received a BFA in drawing from Texas Southern University and an MFA in printmaking from Perdue University. Formerly a member of the Fine Arts faculty at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Martin’s work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally in numerous portfolios and collections, including the State Of The Art: Discovering American Now at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in northwest Arkansas. She was also included in the International Review of African American Art as one of sixteen African American artists to watch who were gaining national and international attention in 2015.


About Stella Jones Gallery:

SJG was selected as a 2018 Downtown NOLA Awards Honoree, has been listed as a Cultural Landmark by The Drum newspaper and named by Thrillist as one of THE FOUR SPOTS THAT HAVE TRANSFORMED THE ARTS DISTRICT INTO NOLA’S HOTTEST NEIGHBORHOOD.


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