Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Exhibition: Louder Than Words

Curatorial Project 2017

Louder Than Words Curated by Nadia Martinez

Louder Than Words
Pop-up exhibition
Saturday, January 28, 2017
1 PM - 5 PM

121 Varick St, 
New York, NY 10013
Show Map


Louder Than Words brings together an international team of artists who use different mediums to express their emotions, concerns, memories and ideas about life, nature, hope, decay, politics, world events and humanity. The pieces contained in this exhibition speak for themselves, louder than any words that could describe them.
Artists:
Touba Alipour, Kakeru Asai, Ghislaine Boreel, Dennis Bourke, Michelle Bratsafolis, Walter Brown, Kathryn Cameron, Monika Camillucci, Osmeli Delgado, Michele Rave Grassani, Micaela Kramer, Hazel Manheimer, Cecilia Nelson, Esther Rosa, Poramit Thantapalit, Sarah Tse, Teresa Waterman




Images left to right: Kakeru Asai, Micaela Kramer, Michele Rave Grassani, Esther Rosa, Sarah Tse, Poramit Thantapalit




Thursday, December 29, 2016

Zoria + Nadia

This year I worked on two collaborations, you have seen the posts about Elephant Cosmetics a collaboration with Mr. Twist. 

Zoria + Nadia is a project I'm working on with my friend Zorianna Altomar. We are presenting a line of prints and scarves inspired by Ukranian embroideries created by Zorianna’s maternal grandmother, my own grandmother was also a woman who worked with the needle, she was a seamstress and this inspired me even more to create these designs. When I was little, I had to do some embroideries myself, I disliked it so much, my grandma helped me fishing them so I could pass the class.  


When I first saw the original embroideries, I had the desired to take the beautifully designed elements and free them up. I created digital images of the elements and started to play.  My own work influenced me to created some of the pieces like Stardust was inspired by Viento Estrellado.
In a way, technology has been an inspiration on my work for some time now, so adding something technological to this body of work was just natural, that is when I started to incorporate the QR codes to some of the designs. 






These are some of the designs

They are on view at Zorya Fine Art, 38 E Putnam Ave, Greenwich, CT 06830



Monday, December 19, 2016

Elephant Cosmetics - Closing Exhibition at 4 Pareti Gallery



4 PARETI

Ends on December 20 the exhibition "Elephant Cosmetics" Mr. Twist (aka Mark Dixon) and Nadia Martinez, hosted by "4uattro Pareti", the space dedicated to contemporary art Via Fiorelli 12 / D, directed by Maria Giovanna Villari . 18:00 pm greetings with the artists and the public, and to follow, on the invitation, the banquet for the closing day of the exhibition focused on the pictures of pachyderms of Rajasthan, the jars with magic potions and bottles with medicinal pro aging.
As part of the exhibition, were exhibited the works of other artists 4 for 4 Saturdays: Lorenzo Migliaccio, Iole Cilento, I Lastrucci Brothers and Fabrizio
Ladder.

4 ParetiChiaia Magazine, Napoli, Dec 2016, pp24

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Flying Colors, Ilona Sochynsky


My curatorial debut, Flying Colors and exhibition of paintings by Ilona Sochynsky at Zorya Fine Art, Greenwich, CT.

Sochynsky invites you to let your imagination go with her new series of paintings titled "Fugues."

The juxtaposition of colors and shapes helps to create an illusion that stimulates the eye and the mind. Like individual melodies that form a larger musical composition--a fugue or a symphony--her paintings engage in an exciting dialogue, building on the foundations of contrast, rhythm, balance, and harmony.  Each piece is like a small window that explores a different world or possibility, each one is an emphatic achievement.

Flying Colors is an exhibition that combines strength and perseverance. We are putting our colors up to signify our triumphs and victories.


I have currently embarked on a new series of circle paintings titled “Fugues”. Using the circular form I attempt to interweave fragments and textures into a contrapuntal composition, whose basic structure consists of themes stated successively in different voices. With these paintings I aspire to create a state of harmony and to provoke a dreamlike state of altered consciousness in the viewer.  -  Ilona Sochynsky

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Elisir di lunga vita at 4uattro Pareti

Sabato 22 dalle 12 alle 13 siete invitati a sorseggiare con noi un ELISIR DI LUNGA VITA� alla Galleria Le 4 Pareti.

Anche questo weekend le 4Pareti aprono le loro porte e vi invitano a visitare la mostra "Elephant Cosmetics" di Mr. Twist aka Mark Dixon. Ad accogliervi ci saranno Maria Giovanna Villari, Ninotchka ed un ELISIR DI LUNGA VITA che con i suoi effetti magici vi permetter√† di ricordare che la mostra √® aperta fino a Natale! 

This weekend the 4Pareti open their doors and invite you to visit the exhibition "Elephant Cosmetics". You will be greeted Maria Giovanna Villari, Ninotchka and a LONG LIFE ELIXIR with its magical effects will allow you to remember that the exhibition is open until Christmas! 

"WE WANT YOU ALL TO JOIN THE REVOLUTION"
















Monday, October 3, 2016

Elephant Cosmetics in Napoli

An art show teasing the cosmetics industry is being staged in an art gallery in Napoli, Italy. The exhibition ‘Elephant Cosmetics’ looks at cosmetics through the eyes of elephants and turns human beings’ quest for youth and smooth skin on its head.

The show is the work of Mr. Twist and Nadia Martinez. It is being presented at Le 4Pareti Gallery and opens to the public on 25 September.







More press about the exhibition

Corriere del Mezzogiorno
http://corrieredelmezzogiorno.corriere.it/napoli/arte_e_cultura/16_settembre_27/dalle-gouaches-contemporanei-mrtwist-napoli-parla-bellezza-0a2a4de6-84c1-11e6-a246-c72a2fc58c8c.shtml

NAM
Napoli Art Magazine
http://www.napoliartmagazine.it/x-anniversario-le-4uattro-pareti-maria-giovanna-villari-presentano-elephant-cosmetics-mr-twist-collaborazione-nadia-martinez-sabato-24-settembre-2016-vern/


Thursday, August 25, 2016

Up Coming Exhibition - Italy

le 4uattro Pareti
“Elephant Cosmetics” 
di Mr. Twist e collaborazione di Nadia Martinez
Sabato 24 Settembre 2016
Vernissage in Galleria h. 19:30/ 20:30

Via Fiorelli 12d e Via Fiorelli 14, 3° piano, int. 7- 80121 Napoli, Italia