OCTOBER 20: Gallery conversation with María Martínez-Cañas, 6 pm. Main Gallery, Zoellner Arts Center.… Read More October 20: Gallery conversation with María Martínez-Cañas, 6PM.
Special thanks to Tony Ulloa, Casa Serena Collection, for the loan of works to this exhibition. María Martínez-Cañas is a photographer who works beyond the limits of the camera. Conceptually driven, she dissects, collages, digitally manipulates, erases, and recombines images, resulting in a range of forms that includes: photomontage, camera-less photograms, sculptural installation, and archival… Read More María Martínez-Cañas
Organized by NAEMI (National Art Exhibitions of the Mentally Ill). Curated by Ricardo Viera. The term “outsider art” was coined by the English critic Roger Cardinal in 1972, taking as a starting point the original concept of “Art Brut” by French artist Jean Dubuffet. Today many terminologies exist—“visionary”, “self-taught”, “art of the mentally ill”—but ultimately… Read More Visionaries of the Light
Aaron Siskind (1903-1991) revolutionized photography and influenced successive generations of artists in all mediums. “When I make a photograph,” he wrote, “I want it to be an altogether new object.” Originally a documentary photographer, Siskind turned his probing eye toward the ordinary and overlooked: torn posters, graffiti, seaweed strewn on the beach. He collapsed the… Read More Aaron Siskind
The strangeness of everyday objects provides endless fascination for artists. This experience of unsettling familiarity—or what Sigmund Freud called “the uncanny”—has taken many forms throughout history. The Greeks and Romans painted murals of windows and hallways to expand their rooms, a technique later known as tromp-l’oeil from the French term meaning to deceive the eye.… Read More Estraño – Stranger Things