Martha Clippinger, who was born and raised in Columbus, is an important, nationally recognized emerging artist. [...]
Two recent acquisitions to the permanent collection speak specifically to the idea of “The South”: Anni refers to quiltmaking and Anni Albers, who taught at Black Mountain College in North Carolina; vortex employs a peach basket, alluding to Georgia’s agriculture as well as migrant labor.
For this exhibition Clippinger presents a selection of work from the past five years as well as new items. The artist’s production currently occurs in two modes: a kind of hybrid painting-sculpture (apparent in Anni and vortex) and translations of her colorful two-dimensional designs into woven carpets. The project will demonstrate the artist’s connection to—and ongoing dialogue with—the work of Alma Thomas and Eddie Owens Martin (St. EOM).
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website