King Street Gallery on William

Martin King

Martin King – On the Wing

6 August - 31 August 2013

“This exhibition on the wing was inspired by the engraving of Albrecht Durer Melencolia I created in 1514. Rather than suggesting a precise idea of melancholy, Durer obscures the meaning. In my work the idea of melancholy is present in the monochromatic rendering of the work, the image of the bird as enigmatic or ambiguous, (specimen or living creature), the silhouette, signifying the shadow, uncertainty and the unknown co-existing with the familiar”.