Former graduate student Enrique Martinez showing in WORKING METHODS / MÉTODOS DE TRABAJO

PLEASE JOIN US ATARCANA: BOOKS ON THE ARTS

FRIDAY, JULY 19TH, 6:00 – 7:30 PM

FOR A PUBLICATION PARTY AND DISCUSSION FOR

 

ENRIQUE MARTÍNEZ CELAYA:

WORKING METHODS / MÉTODOS DE TRABAJO

 

WITH AUTHOR MARY RAKOW, CURATOR HOWARD N. FOX

AND THE ARTIST

 

In the first comprehensive study of Martínez Celaya’s multifaceted process, authors Mary Rakow and Matthew Biro illuminate previously unaddressed aspects of the artist’s practice including his materials and his approach towards them, literary influences, tendency to destroy his own work, and the changes that led to pivotal moments in his career. Working Methods is a lovely hardbound monograph that features new photography, archival images, and a number of previously unpublished works. Also included are an interview by Rakow with the artist that reveals his unique practice as well as a biographical chronology, bibliography, and exhibition history. Enrique Martínez Celaya is one of the most intriguing and celebrated artists to emerge from the United States in recent years. Trained as artist and physicist, his practice embraces painting, sculpture, photography, and writing. His projects frequently take the form of multidisciplinary environments that balance images with the immediacy of the material experience, and his ideas as well as his approach are influenced by sources that range from Nordic poetry to quantum physics. His early training as a scientist and his interest in philosophy is evident in his layered work which is cerebral, emotionally direct, and deeply connected to life.

 

Mr. Martínez Celaya will be joined by Mary Rakow and Howard N. Fox for a discussion of his work and the book commencing at 6:30 PM. We extend our gratitude to L.A. Louver for making the event possible.

 

If you cannot attend but would like to purchase a signed copy of Working Methods, please click here.

 

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