Andrew Martin (Lubbock)
January 7, 2016 - February 26, 2017
"Many of my current works are images of communication towers in the landscape, painted or drawn on small, identical pieces of plywood shaped to resemble tablet computers, smart phones, or flat-screen televisions. The towers are quiet but insistent vertical interruptions that punctuate the long horizons where I live in West Texas, easily-ignored physical underpinnings for our systems of capturing, disassembling, transmitting, and reassembling digital information. As representational images, these small works frame the towers as the observed subject of the communication system itself; as objects, they claim the screen as a site for the hand drawn or painted image, suggested more than depicted, at times rough and incomplete, sometimes barely there at all."