Wednesday, March 22, 2017

NYC Solo Exhibition - Containment, Connection & Contemplation

Containment, Connection & Contemplation

Curated by Maurizio Pellegrin

March 22 through April 14, 2017

121 Varick St, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10013

Reception, Wednesday, April 12th, 2017
6:00 - 8:00 pm

Three Solo Exhibitions

Containment by Kathryn Cameron
Connection by Nadia Martinez
Contemplation by Taka Maruno

Press Release here

Exhibition Hours
March 20 - April 14, 2017

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
12 p.m. - 6 p.m. or by appointment

Telephone: 240-672-3953

Nadia Martinez

Computer parts compose the sculptures of Nadia Martinez, in which nature and architecture are hidden sources of inspiration. The artificial nature of these components sometimes disappears, leaving space for a composition that reveals an organic shape. Many things are woven in this relationship with technology, as the discovery of the familiar in the unfamiliar, the observation of things that surround us, the awareness of how technology became a solid and integrated part of our lives. In her works, Nadia has found a way to also insert everyday materials, focusing on how things influence the human being and vice-versa. In this unique approach, the construction of the artist becomes an open process in which the things assume different shapes, such as armors, shields, nets, and whatever determines the interchange. The work is calm, offering a balance between stillness and subtle movement. The desire, the action, the research for a path of connection and disconnection, seems to reverberate with the antique mythology in which legend and reality constantly change their roles.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Curatorial project - Exchanges on Paper

Curated by Nadia Martinez

March 20th to April 28th, 2017

Miranda Art Project Space
6 N Pearl St. Suite 404 E
Port Chester, NY 10573

Reception: Saturday, April 15th, 2017
6:00 - 8:00 pm

Miranda Art Project Space is pleased to present Exchanges on Paper, a group exhibition curated by Nadia Martinez, featuring works by Teresa Waterman, Esther Rosa, Michelle Bratsafolis, and Kathryn Cameron. All the artists in this exhibition work with paper in various forms, using different techniques to bring their visions to fruition.

Exchanges on Paper highlights the significant role and variety of forms paper has taken over time in the world of fine arts. This show features a range of disciplines including drawing, alternative photography, sculpture, and painting. Each discipline is represented through the use of various media and techniques including encaustic, cyanotype, metal leaf gilding, casting from paper pulp, and painting with mixed media. Age-old methods are combined with contemporary sensibilities so that ideas and materials converge, resulting in a transformation of traditional media into modern artistic expressions. Time is the invisible thread that unifies all the artworks in the exhibition. Its passage is a catalyst acting upon the materials chosen at the start of each process, nudging them forward, sometimes resulting in a wholesale change of the raw materials used, and sometimes effecting a more subtle alteration.

Gallery hours by appointment only