Martha Mysko

Martha Mysko

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Courtesy Belle Isle Viewing Room
Artist: Martha Mysko
Title: Readymade Blinds
Sublimation dye print on aluminum
20" x 16"
Location: 2nd Fl. 


Martha Mysko's Readymade Blinds, was a part of her exhibition, CATALOG at Belle Isle Viewing Room. CATALOG consisted of installation and photo-based collages derived from the home decor section of the final edition of the Sears annual catalog (1992-1993). This new body of work explores taste, abstraction, class, and consumerist desire. Indexes, languages, and tropes of painting are mediated through digital processes and utilize dated, ready-made visual merchandising to create new experiences of the reciprocal relationship between avant-garde aesthetics and material culture.

Martha Mysko is Artist-in-Residence and Co-Head of the Painting Department at Cranbrook Academy of Art. She has exhibited her work in numerous solo, group, two-person, and collaborative exhibitions since 2006 at venues including Marc Straus Gallery, Wasserman Projects, Library Street Collective, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Sadie Halie Projects, Essex Flowers, FJORD Gallery, Elephant Art Space, Good Weather Gallery, Holiday Forever Gallery and Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art. Martha received her MFA in Painting from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2011.



Belle Isle Viewing Room is an exhibition space in affiliation with Pence Fine Art Services located at 6925 East Jefferson in Detroit.