Saturday, August 07, 2010

Two Great Arts Shows Open Saturday Night August 7th 1/2 BLock From 5th and Main - 7 - 9


Lino Martinez presents a new series of drawings with silkscreen printing intervention that explores representations of Native Americans using images of the famed photographer, Edward Curtis. The drawings become part of an abstract composition, and the subject a negotiation of metaphors associated with geometric patterns and reinterpretations of documentary photography.
In an atmosphere of immigration politics along with the Commemoration of the Bicentennial of Mexican Independence and the Centennial of the Mexican Revolution, Lino Martinez’s drawings provoke a meditation on the idea of the plight of the primitive mind, the meaning of being civilized, and habitat in the architecture of the contemporary society.