Martin Delabano's Dog Days


February 4 - March 26, 2005

Martin Delabano's exhibit Dog Days was displayed at [Artspace] at Untitled from February 4 through March 26, 2005. This was Delabano's first exhibition in Oklahoma.

Martin Delabano is known for his drawings and sculptures that portray the artist’s admittedly juvenile sense of humor. Included in his exhibition was Delabano’s 12.5' constructed dog installation titled Spike. Martin’s subject matter is a juxtaposition of folk and conceptual art forms. The most recognizable influence is the human figure; usually portrayed in mixed media sculpture and commonly paired with two-dimensional elements offering the viewer a different take on the imagery. In addition to Spike, the exhibition included mixed media sculptures and drawings. Delabano also created a large mural drawing of Spike on-site at [Artspace] at Untitled.

"I am constantly looking for ways to engage myself and the viewing public with peculiar imagery. Images are removed from their original setting with the use of scale and unusual materials; allowing the viewer to see the world around them in a different way."  - Martin Deblano