A review of the exhibition Suga by artists Rabéa Ballin, Lovie Olivia, Delita Martin, and Ann Johnson at BLUEorange Gallery:
Visitors entering the gallery are immediately confronted by the bold yet comparatively traditional style of Delita Martin’s I, Candy. Exploring the notion of women as “eye candy,” Martin combats the portrayal of women as aesthetically-pleasing objects by creating more in-depth visualizations of women. By weaving together patterns and color over series of portraits, she explores the multifaceted inner-self that the “eye candy” images of modern media tend to ignore. Each patterned portrait is encompassed by a circle—a vessel for each aspect of that individual’s character beyond the sexualized, superficial displays to which we’ve grown so accustomed.