Using symbolic references and evocative materials, sculptor Martha Posner addresses issues of women’s inequality and sublimation in her work. Posner finds mythology and the dark underbelly of fairy tales, such as the tale of Leda and the Swan, ripe with content: “This myth always confused me, if Leda wasn’t interested in Zeus as a god, why would she consent to Zeus as a swan?”. In her recent series, Orphan (shown) at once benign and menacing, Posner’s artfully encrusted Victorian frocks speak to childhood trauma that remains.
Sculptor Martha Posner’s work has been exhibited at varied venues in the US, including the Allentown Art Museum, the Cleveland Museum of Art, The George Gund Foundation, and The Spoletto Festival. Publications and reviews of her work can be found in The New York Times, Surface Design, Art Forum, ArtNews, and Sculpture Magazine. Posner currently lives and works at her farm in Martins Creek, Pennsylvania