Martha Chason-Sokol’s work addresses the intersection of drawing and painting. Her paintings are personal journeys; sometimes lyrical and sometimes intense but always concerned with the expressive qualities of the materials.
“Artmaking is both pure joy and painful reckoning. The practice of drawing anchors me. I use paint, ink, thread, markers, words, boxes and books to hear myself think. Through shape and line, I discover the structure, the flow, the breath of each piece. I watch the surface as forms emerge, disappear and transform into story. I paint organically, automatically and emotionally. Color deepens the conversation; it can be subtle, dark, funny, mad or exciting. Occasionally my work references the external world, but it is driven by internal conversations.”
Creating conversation through art, I ask you to slow down, look, ponder, and listen.