Friday, September 27, 2013

The Catalogue


"Mended World is Judy Martin's third solo exhibition at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery.  In 2004, the Gallery worked with the artist to organize My Hand Sings Red and in 1991, I Will Remember You Until I Die.  Though she has lived on Manitoulin Island for the last twenty years, Judy was born in Fort Frances and lived a good part of her life in Kenora, so we embrace her as an artist from Northwestern Ontario.  Those who saw Judy's previous exhibiitons at the Gallery will be surprised at the developement of her work over the last nine years. On behalf of the Board of Directors and staff of the thunder Bay Art Gallery, I extend congratulations to her on the monumental achievement that is represented by this exhibition. "

Above text is from the foreword to the 24 page catalogue for the Mended World Exhibition written by Sharon Godwin, Director, Thunder Bay Art Gallery.

Now, with this show up, my degree finished, my dad finally living in Little Current, and my studio collapsed into a bedroom at home - I feel that I am on an edge of something new.

It feels open.   I don't know what will come next, but something will.

13 comments:

Sweetpea said...

Whatever the *new* may be, Judy, I know I'll enjoy watching you stitch your way to it ...

Many congrats.

Christi

Margaret said...

"See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?" (Isaiah 43:19) Blessings and best wishes for the future, Judy!

Heather said...

Monumental is right. You have accomplished a lot, and with such integrity. Congrats!

kathyd said...

it has been fun to watch you craete this last piece .thank you for taking us along on the journey.

Velma Bolyard said...

trust

wholly jeanne said...

from wee little studios come monumental, formidable creations. (not that you don't already have a few of those.) look forward to what's around the turn.

Liz Davidson / Artist Notebook said...

Wow, big congrats Judy, the work looks fabulous and so does the catalogue. It will be exciting to see where this new space leads you.

Nancy said...

How exciting on so many levels! And to feel something new coming :) - a thrill!

Bethany Garner said...

Settle into your stitch, continue to study, journal and share with each of us. Be in tune with the landscape, textures and colour of your world, and your "new" will reveal itself soon. Take time for family, rest and stay in touch with us. You are a very important part of each of our lives. Blessings!
Bethany

Judy Martin said...

thanks to everyone, for these supportive comments.

I will stay in touch.
Be well.
xxx

jude said...

me too, something, here we go....

Gina said...

What a wonderful forward text to introduce your work Judy. Whatever your "new" may be, wishing you every success with it.

Lorie McCown said...

It's a beautiful thing you've made, much heart in it.