Maria Martinez-Cañas: Photo Paintings at Julie Saul Gallery, New York

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September 6 – October 20, 2012

Opening reception for the artist, Thursday, September 6, 6-8 pm

Julie Saul Gallery
535 West 22nd Street
New York, NY 10011

“… Fifth solo exhibition featuring Maria Martinez-Cañas, comprised of large-scale, unique works that have been completed in 2011/12. Described as “Photo Paintings”, this body of work stems from an inversion of Sir Francis Bacon’s process, which originated in cinematic formats and photographic sources that were then turned into paintings. Martinez-Cañas takes his paintings as a reverse starting point; each unique work is of mixed media, incorporating image transfer, painting and collage onto wood veneer, measuring either 96 x 96 or 36 x 48 inches. Her new series, as those that have come before it, wrestles with origins, identity, perceptions and ideas of source, translating the inspirations that have empowered and informed her work into physical manifestations.”

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