Ginny Martin is a sculptor living and working in Detroit. Raised in greater Detroit and Mexico City. Fluent in Spanish. BFA in Fine Arts
from College for Creative Studies, 2015. She’s shown in Detroit, Chicago, Columbus, New Jersey, New York and Puebla (Mexico), and organized
exhibitions in Detroit and Puebla. Her work is site-specific and its exhibition is often self-organized. Her solo sculpture exhibition last
spring, Comfortably Unsatisfied, was a precarious organization of cast and carved objects in an emptied residential space in Southwest Detroit.
She is the sole-proprietor of anhelo anhelo, a nomadic project space for sculpture, video, translation, kindness and poetics, founded 2018.
Each of my works addresses a scale familiar to the body, whether it is a detail easily handheld or the scale of a part of a living space. Usual,
domestic. The scale draws from intimate exchange, interactions and relationships mediated and furthered by objects shared.
By casting, fabricating or encasing I give a weight, a taste, or a texture to a moment, to a sensation or a word that would otherwise lack the
specific sensory attribute. A synesthesia. My work fragments the forms of language, mimicking the ways in which conversation and translation
do. When its materials are soft, wet, edible, they suggest the bodily entering and exiting through the mouth that is communication. When
made elemental, iron or concrete like foundation they solidify the delicate, vacillation, decision.
I am interested in modifying the actual physical interaction with an object, holding, trapping a specific space around it. Placing it in your
hand, but it is gelatin, that it could be swallowed. Pulling your eyes to mine while your hand is challenged with the responsibility of an
Some part of the work functions or performs, does so precariously. It fights to stand still. Quietly so as to lower the volume of the room. Often
incorporating a clumsiness in its movements, in the action of attaching or installing, that displays its sincerity.