Martha Friedman: Brain in Hand

    Martha Friedman: Brain in Hand

    April 29-May 28, 2022

    Jessica Silverman is pleased to announce Martha Friedman: Brain in Hand, the artist’s first solo exhibition with the gallery, on view from April 29 to May 28. Continuing her highly technical investigation of embodiment, neurology and the multiplicity of form, the artist will debut a new series of ten cast rubber lightboxes inspired by drawings of the human brain by the late 19th century neuroanatomist, Santiago Ramón y Cajal.

    The exhibition includes a performance of Tenterhooks with the artist’s longtime collaborator, choreographer and dancer Silas Riener, to be staged at the gallery on Friday, May 6 at 6:30PM and Saturday, May 7 at 12PM and 3PM.

    Martha Friedman (b. 1977, Detroit, MI) earned her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and her MFA from Yale University School of Art. She is a senior lecturer in the Visual Arts Program at Princeton University. Solo exhibitions of her work have been held at the Henry Art Gallery, Seattle (2018); The Institute of Fine Arts Great Hall, New York (2016-2017); Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY (2017); Locust Projects, Miami, FL (2015-2016), among others. She was the recipient of a 2017 Visiting Artist Fellowship at Urban Glass, Brooklyn, and the recipient of a 2016 and 2020 National Endowment for the Arts grant in collaboration with Susan Marshall & Company. In May 2022, Body Matters / Martha Friedman will open at Art@Bainbridge, Princeton University Art Museum. She lives and works in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.