Sam Martineau solo exhibition opens this evening

I’ve written about Sam Martineau, a visual artist and record label mogul originating from Springfield, Ohio, before in these virtual pages. Martineau is showing a collection of new paintings in a solo exhibition entitled Fair Touching. The exhibition, which opens with a reception this evening at 6pm, will be up at Rawson Projects until October 21. For more information on the exhibition and Martneau’s other projects, visit

Sam Martineau showing at David Zwirner Gallery

Springfield, Ohio native Sam Martineau will be showing two paintings at the David Zwirner Gallery as part of its People Who Work Here exhibition, which opens with a reception this evening at 6pm and is up until August 10. Curated by Rawson Projects, the exhibition, as the title suggests, is comprised of work from people employed by the gallery. Martineau contributed “Zig Zag Wanderer” (pictured) and “Only in 3’s,” two acrylic paintings on muslin.

Martineau, who also spent some time living in Yellow Springs, studied at the Cleveland Institute of Art for five years before moving to New York in 1998. He began showing his work in 2003, both in New York and Ohio, and will have his second solo exhibition at Rawson Projects in September, with another solo exhibition following in November at the Collinwood Gallery in Cleveland. Additionally, Sam started a record label, Eau, this past year. The label’s first release, a split single of “Ohio” by Jason Frederick (formerly of Columbus noisemakers The Means) and “Build You Up” by Frederick’s band, Love Story In Blood Red, was released in an edition of 500, each with a different cover handmade by Martineau. For more information on that and the rest of Sam’s work, check out his website.