Martha Tuttle

Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program

20 Jay Street, Suite 720

Martha Tuttle creates fabric-based wall works, constructing woven assemblages with layers of dyed silk, wool, walnut, indigo, and graphite. Each layer in her compositions plays with opacity, transparency, texture, and color, though always within a muted palette. Working between textile and painting, she engages with the touch and fluidity of material form; presented as studies in the nuances of fabric materials, Tuttle’s works hold an ephemeral, provisional quality. Using conditions of visual simplicity alongside labor-intensive and bodily processes such as hand spinning, weaving and dyeing, Tuttle’s work reflects upon time, vulnerability, and tenderness.

About Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program

The Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program awards rent-free non-living studio space to 17 visual artists for year-long residencies. Its mission is to provide working studio space and community for artists. Artists are selected annually based on merit from a competitive pool of applicants by a professional jury comprised of artists and members of the SWSP Artists Advisory Committee.

The Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program is the new face of the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Space Program, developed for artists, by artists in 1991. In 2014 the program was renamed the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program to honor the legacy of Marie Walsh Sharpe and reflect the new sponsorship and commitment of the Walentas Family Foundation.

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