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Ackland Museum Store - Donald Martiny - Special Reception

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Donald Martiny Show Opens at the Ackland Museum Store

Image: Xam, 2016, 8”w x 9”h, polymer + pigment mounted on aluminum

Image: Xam, 2016, 8”w x 9”h, polymer + pigment mounted on aluminum

“The Tiny Gallery” at the Ackland Museum Store is proud to present DONALD MARTINY | Prototypes + Studies. Donald Martiny is a Chapel Hill based artist who works with a mixture of polymer and pigment to create sculptural paintings, usually on a grand scale. However, the works in this show are small, prototypical studies that Donald makes as part of his process of creating his larger paintings. We are delighted to share these “works” behind the work.

Donald’s work has been featured in numerous publications and websites including the Huffington Post, NPR, and New American Paintings South. His work is represented by galleries in the US, Europe, and Australia. Deborah Swallow, Director of The Courtauld Institute of Art describes his work: “Donald Martiny’s work forces us to question the established definitions which form the backbone of our understanding of painting as both a pursuit and a product, and of paint as a medium. In challenging the viewer in these ways, it is not only visually exciting but intellectually invigorating.”

DONALD MARTINY | Prototypes + Studies opens with a special reception on Friday,
11 November 2016, 6-8PM

The show will continue through Saturday, 31 December 2016. For more information, please contact the Ackland Museum Store at 919.962.0216.

About the Ackland Museum Store: Newly located at 109 East Franklin Street, next to FRANK Gallery, the Ackland Museum Store supports the educational mission of the Ackland Art Museum: to animate, inspire, and transform people's lives with works of art. 

As an academic unit of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, The Ackland Art Museum collects, preserves, and presents great art to educate, inspire, and engage the University and its regional, national, and international audiences in free and open inquiry.

Store Hours
Monday - Saturday 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Sunday 12:00 - 5:00 PM

Ackland Art Museum Members and UNC Employees receive a 10% discount on most Museum Store purchases. In addition, Members enjoy special discounts during several designated Member Shopping Days throughout the year. For membership information, please call 919.966.5736 or go to