NEW/NOW: Shantell Martin

October 22, 2020 —  April 18, 2021

As part of the New Britain Museum of American Art’s NEW/NOW series featuring emerging and established contemporary artists, this exhibition represents Shantell Martin’s first career retrospective. Known for her exploration into the vast potential of the drawn line. Using an ink marker, she creates improvisational compositions with meandering lines and a recurring cast of characters, symbols, and messages that reflect a deeply rooted interest in identity—her own and also the viewer’s—as well as intersectionality, play, society, and culture.