‘ “Underground Clouds”, our April exhibit, will be opening next Saturday, April 17th. Stop by the shop between 7:30 and 10:30 pm to meet the artist and enjoy wine and pupu’s. “Underground Clouds” will be showing through May 17th.
About the Artist
Javier Martinez is a Mexican American born in Los Angeles, CA. He received his BFA in 2000 from California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, CA. He also studied at the Art Center School of Design in Pasadena, CA. Media he works in include painting, drawing, photography, sculpture and film/video. His work has been exhibited in California, New York, Hawaii,Mexico City and Shanghai.
Land, architecture, migration and the concept of home have always informed Martinez’ work. His interest in architecture has prompted a variety of projects both artistic and commercial that explore the harmony between human habitation and the natural world, through design. “Underground Clouds” is a series of drawings on salvaged wood collected from his construction job sites, exploring the relationships between subterranean landscapes and architecture. In this study of the internal and environmental, cross-sections of landscapes take us within the earth, where we find entrance into architecture resembling lungs, stomachs, kidneys and hearts.
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