Photo Coverage: “All Season Portfolio” by Patrick Martinez at Charlie James Gallery
Charlie James Gallery opened a solo exhibition by gallery artist Patrick Martinez titled “All Season Portfolio”, on January 14th from 6-9pm at the gallery in Downtown Los Angeles Chinatown.
The show features new works of painting, drawing, and sculpture by the L.A. based artist, and is up through February 18th, 2017.
More about Patrick Martinez and his work from Charlie James gallery:
Patrick Martinez is a son of Los Angeles. His diverse cultural background (Filipino, Mexican, and Native American) provides him a unique lens through which to view and interpret his surroundings. Influenced by the Hip Hop movement, Martinez’s work leverages the signage, language, and surfaces that underpin visual life in Los Angeles. His work frequently reflects subtexts of power and inequality he observes in culture and in life. All Season Portfolio is a cross-media platform, including new pieces from Martinez’s Pee Chee series of paintings and drawings that memorialize victims of police brutality, new neon text sculptures that reference Hip Hop lyrics and LA vernacular signage, and new mixed media stucco paintings, all made in response to this contemporary American moment. In tones ranging from elegiac to defiant, and using visual strategies that eliminate distance between work and viewer, Martinez offers a vigorous, deeply felt response to the clamor and unease of life in Los Angeles, California, USA, 2017.
Top photo from Charlie James Gallery.
Patrick Martinez “All Season Portfolio”: January 14th – February 18th
Wednesday – Saturday 12-6pm
Charlie James Gallery
969 Chung King Road, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Check out the photo’s below taken by Melinda Sanchez, during the opening reception on Saturday January 14th, 2017