Martha Eleen: I, Huck – Q&A Session Today

 Martha Eleen, Tough Luck, 2011, oil on wood, 30″ x 30″ .

January 7 – 29, 2012
Opening: Saturday, January 7,  2-5 p.m.
Q&A Session: Sunday, January 15, 2-4 p.m.
1273 Dundas Street West
Toronto, ON, M6J 1X8
T: 416.516.2581
Hours: Wed–Sat 12–5 p.m., Sun 1–4 p.m.

Loop Gallery is pleased to announce exhibitions by loop member Martha Eleen entitled I, Huck.

The latest exhibition by Toronto-based artist Martha Eleen, I, Huck maps the domestic space framing the artist’s relationship with her son Gabe, who is vulnerable and requires constant support.

This is an inside view of a dynamic person whose natural gifts of sharp wit, emanating love, and disarming honesty are often obscured by disability bias.

The titles used in the work are quotes from Gabe. Fascinated by analog audio technology, Gabe listens to several recorded versions of Huckleberry Finn and likes to call himself  ‘Huck.’ He thinks the “n” word is “neighbour.”

Martha Eleen is an honours graduate of Emily Carr College of Art in Vancouver, Canada. Her artistic practice engages the ideas of cultural landscape, the construction of society, and the politics of space through painting. Her work has been exhibited in public galleries in Canada, the United States, Japan, and Mexico. Martha Eleen is represented by loop Gallery in Toronto. She teaches painting and drawing at the Toronto School of Art.

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