Event Title
MAY-LING MARTINEZ: "Measured Resistance"
Address 2040 India Street
City San Diego
State CA
Zip 92101
Opening Hours 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Location All
Telephone 619-696-9699
Email info@seminalprojects.com
Web Site http://www.seminalprojects.com
Contact Luis De Jesus  
Fee Free and Open to the Public
Reception Date 6-26-2009
Dates Starts On 6-26-2009   Ends On 8-1-2009
Opening Days Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 11am to 6pm, and by appointment.
Opening Time 00:00 A.M.
Event Description Luis De Jesus Seminal Projects is very pleased to announce MAY-LING MARTINEZ's debut solo exhibition, titled "Measured Resistance", on view from June 27 through August 1, 2009. An artist's reception will be held on Friday, June 26, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. MAY-LING MARTINEZ's new sculpture and works on paper serve as a metaphor for an innate desire to understand and control our surroundings under difficult circumstances. The works in "Measured Resistance" engage in the larger domain of relations--among ideas, objects, and the human heart--in order to gain a deeper insight into existential issues, such as the need for security and balance. Intrigued by human behavior and thought process, MARTINEZ investigates the paradoxical idea of maintaining control and stability under chaos. At the same time, she explores the idea that reason and logic, as prescribed by science and engineering, can function as a solace to an unstable reality framed by the infallibility of perception and personal subjectivity. Employing combinations of pre-fabricated objects and her own hand-made pieces, MARTINEZ's work fuses the personal and the social, the mundane and the mysterious. Their themes and messages are often communicated in subtle form, by turn endearing and seemingly innocuous or vulnerable and repressive--at times hinting at the macabre. Her earlier work--"triggers to evoke memory" as she calls them--which one critic compared to "unsettling dreams with a retro look", has given way to increasingly sparse and technically-sophisticated engineered pieces. The innocence and nostalgia of the past, often filtered through archetypes of idealized 1950s suburban life, technical illustrations, and the artist's own personal memories, and, now, dramatically paired down, are tempered by the concreteness of logic and mechanical engineering. May-ling Martinez was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and currently lives and works in San Diego, California. She holds an MFA degree from San Diego State University (2007) and BA in Communications and Visual Arts from San Juan's Sacred Heart University (1996). She has exhibited in numerous venues, including the California Center for the Arts, the La Jolla Athenaeum of Music and Arts Library, Cannon Art Gallery Biennial, Everett Gee Jackson Gallery/SDSU, The Art Produce Gallery, UCSD, Galería José Pepin Méndez, San Juan, PR, and Lugar del Nopal, Tijuana, MX, among others. May-ling Martinez was the recipient of the 2007-2008 San Diego Art Prize in the Emerging Artist category.

Event Title
Spirituality - an art show
Name Digital Art Guild
Address Art Institute of California - San Diego 7650 Miss
City San Diego
State CA
Zip 92108
Opening Hours 15:00 to 17:00
Location Central San Diego
Telephone 858.598.1200
Email jnalven@cox.net
Web Site http://www.digitalartguild.com
Contact Joe  
Fee Free
Reception Date 6-27-0
Dates Starts On 6-26-2009   Ends On 7-27-2009
Opening Days Monday to Thursday, 9 am to 7 pm, Friday 9 am to 6 pm, and Saturday 9 am to 5 pm
Opening Time 00:00 A.M.
Event Description The Digital Art Guild members are exhibiting compelling images around the theme of spirituality. The venue is the Art Institute of California in Mission Valley.

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