Inkjet with rayon flock
25.5 x 19.5 inches
Printed by Silicon Gallery Fine Art Prints; 2001
Edition of 50
Virgil Marti uses dated conventions to make site-specific installations. He is interested in the relationships between art and interior decoration, “good” and “bad” taste, desire and sublimation, class and taste. Recognition of the roles personal experience and acculturation have played in the development of his style, in conjunction with an explicit handling of
personal content, has led Marti to create intimate installations and twisted versions of the wallpaper patterns that he grew up with in Middle America.
Marti had exhibited at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; White Columns, New York; Holly Solomon Gallery, New York; and Habitat, London before featuring in the 2001 Philagrafika Invitational Portfolio. Since 2001, Marti has shown at the Arnolfini, Bristol; Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Bologna; Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; Whitney Biennial 2004; and the Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York, among others.