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Transform, will be on view for one-week at The Painted Bride Art Center  reception Friday, April 12th, 5-9 pm

Transform, will be on view for one-week at The Painted Bride Art Center reception Friday, April 12th, 5-9 pm

Marta Sanchez-Dallam

Print: Kobo Light

Paper

25x 37"

Sculpture: Spirit Train 1

Powder coated Steel

33 x 23”

“Born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, Chicana painter Marta Sanchez has been inspired by traditional Mexican folkloric art expressions and contemporary issues. Her works on paper are mostly linocuts and monotypes, which follow the social and cultural traditions of Mexican and Chicano/a Art. Her paintings are mainly on tin or industrial corrugated metal. The materials, scale, and issues connect to present day concerns. The HACE Conrail Train Sculptures Project seeks to center the Conrail Train tracks as part of the neighborhood memories that the current residents have of their neighborhood. The project combines the image of trains and other allegorical elements so as to honor the memories of the neighborhood’s residents who have been a part of this urban landscape of trains, tracks and big sky. The project also seeks to honor the memory of those who have passed away from the opioid epidemic while honoring those who continue to live there.Using the suggestion of trains as a linear sculpture which integrates the current fence surrounding the site will allow the project to show and highlight the visual transformation of the urban area.  To achieve this, I have flattened the sculptures and reduced the image to its simplest forms. In creating this series of sculptures I was influenced by Rafael Ferrer, and Alexander Calder, and the many Philadelphia public art sculptures that are so important to the history of our renowned city.My history with train yard imagery and text is long and extensive. I am very excited in my collaboration with Philadelphia poet, David Acosta in this project.”

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Website: www.artedemarta.com


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