Between Spirits and Sisters
by Delita Martin

Exhibition Dates: November 10, 2018 – February 2, 2019
Opening Reception: November 10th, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Artist’s Talk: January 19th, from 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Film Screening: January 20th, 2:00 pm
Daughters of the Dust – Parkway Theater, Baltimore, MD

artwork | Delita’s bio | statement | film screening

Galerie Myrtis is pleased to present its first solo exhibition of works by Delita Martin. In Between Spirits and Sisters, Martin offers mixed media works that explore womanhood inspired by the Mende belief “Wherever two or three women are gathered together, there is the spirit and authority of Sande.”

Delita Martin states, “the duality of women in this body of work project the spirit and its connection to the physical world, which reinforces the bond amongst women and how they co-exist in the physical and spiritual realms. The mask seen in the work is my interpretation of the Mende mask, specifically created for young girls being initiated into Sande. These masks are created as a reminder that human beings have a dual existence viewed as one body.”   Delita’s bio

Martin’s work is in the collections of the David Driskell Center, College Park, MD; Crystal Bridges Museum, Bentonville, AR; Minnesota Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN; Petrucci Family Foundation Collection of African American Art, Asbury, NJ; U.S.
Embassy of Nouakchott, Mauritania; and William J. Clinton
Presidential Library and Museum, Little Rock, AK