I find potential in peripheral objects and materials through an ongoing process of breaking apart and putting back together. I attempt to invent my own world, using objects that are cultural debris, and that carry personal associations. These include dated and salvaged domestic objects, trash, secondhand items, generic home goods, bric-a-brac, and props. I push the work into multiple states of crisis in order for it to be saved. There is an attempt to work fluidly between painting, sculpture, video, and photography.
Martha Mysko (b. Baltimore, MD, 1982) lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She has had solo exhibitions at Marc Straus Gallery, New York, NY (2014 and 2012); and at Culture Room, Brooklyn, NY (2013 in collaboration with Anne Vieux). Recent group shows include "The Body Metonymic: International Contemporary Sculpture," Oakland University Art Gallery, Rochester, MI (2014); "On Deck," Marc Straus, New York, NY (2013), "Peekskill Project V," Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art (2012), "New Insights" Art Chicago/NEXT Art Fair curated by Suzanne Ghez (2011). Martha was one of 15 participants selected by the artist Tacita Dean for a workshop at Fundacíon Botín, Spain (2013). She received her MFA in painting from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2011.