Not in the Pink: the creative process
Art Gallery of Grande Prairie November 26 - January 12/2014
When Tina Martel was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011 it was the last thing she expected. As a visual artist she had the only reaction natural for her. She decided to document everything. What followed was a stream of sketchbooks, paintings, photographs and videos, sometimes in response to and frequently in spite of what was happening. Simultaneously she was writing updates for friends and family to let them know how her treatment was unfolding. It seemed like a logical step to combine them. This exhibition presents the creative process behind the publication “Not in the pink”. It allows the public a glimpse into the elements used, the endless edits, revisions and frustrations that occur in the studio before the final “product” reaches its audience.
Not in the Pink, the book is available for purchase at the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie or at the website