Martinez Celaya’s Winged Messengers.-

“The art collection at the Huntington is marvelous, both in its historical holdings and fresh commitment to involving contemporary voices in the discourse. The experience of the collection’s viewing is famously heightened by the lush natural environment of the gardens through which you approach its galleries and pavilions. Framed by mountain peaks and dotted with sculpture, teeming not only with beds of bespoke roses, native succulents, wise and verdant old trees and meandering pathways through the wilder patches, the gardens are also alive with scampering animal life and the sudden trilling of birdsong.

When it was time for Enrique Martinez Celaya to ideate his contribution to the Huntington’s new consideration of its American Art Gallery’s permanent collection, Borderlands, he wanted to tell the story in a way that honored and included the physical living landscape – and he found it in the birds.”

By Shana Nys Dambrot. LA Weekly. Dec. 16, 2021

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