Words and Lines, is an interactive, multimedia installation that opened at the Denver Art Museum on Sept. 27, 2019 and will run through September, 2020. The exhibition comprises three primary sections. Including an interactive wall with triangular boxes that rotate, letting people construct different combinations of drawings and phrases — the first of its kind created by Martin. The second section is an animated video projection, and the third focuses solely on Martin’s iconic black and white drawings and found objects.
Extensions of this installation will be visible throughout the Museum, adding an element of surprise and whimsy to the experience of engaging with the environment. The installation also includes a collaboration between Shantell Martin and the Denver Art Museum in which Martin has created some exclusive items for the Denver Art Museum Store, including items such as mugs, t-shirts and a limited series of pins.
Visitors have been encouraged to share their experiences beyond the walls of the museum on social media with #ShantellxDAM.