My work asks questions of the viewer through materiality and metaphor. The stuff of our culture is transformed into fantastical shapes held together with plastic wrap and tape. Pill bottles, dishwasher parts, old lamps that work and don’t work are titled provocatively. Together they question the medicalization of feelings, the definition of family and the stardom of elite artists. We acknowledge that pigs will never fly. This work, through materiality and title, asks the viewer to think deeply about the fairy tales and myths of contemporary life.
Martha Chason-Sokol is an artist living and working in Everett, MA. She is on the Everett Arts Council and is a member of the Cambridge Art Association. She is also the founder and director of Art Lab Everett. The art lab offers workshops, hosts guest teaching artists, provides shared studio space and presents pop-up exhibitions at the Garage Door Gallery @ Art Lab Everett.