Enrique Martínez Celaya
Self and Land
selections of the past
23 June - 24 July, 2016
Opening reception for the artists,
Thursday, 23 June, 6–8 pm
Baldwin Gallery is proud to present its fourth show with acclaimed contemporary American painter Enrique Martínez Celaya. Martínez Celaya’s drawings and sculpture engage the inner life: dreams, personal symbols and childhood memories. The work connects with an innate mythology, immersing its vast narrative somewhere deep within the subconscious, as though it were there all along. Full of longing and bravery, we discover Martinez Celaya’s works with a latent child mind, deeply connected still to what is essential within ourselves.
Enrique Martínez Celaya currently lives and works in Miami, and his art is widely exhibited and collected in the United States (The Contemporary Museum Honolulu, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, the Sheldon Museum of Art Lincoln, Nebraska, Denver Art Museum, Miami Art Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston), Europe (Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig, Germany), and Latin America. Martínez Celaya is the recipient of various highly-acclaimed awards, has served as a painting professor at Pomona College and Claremont Graduate University, and is currently a faculty member at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass Village, Colorado.
Baldwin Gallery is also pleased to present a comprehensive survey of small drawings and sculptures by George Stoll. Known for his totemic visual exploration of objects from everyday life and popular culture, the artist focuses on familiar midcentury American themes and aesthetic: the pure pop promise of how magical it all once looked, lovingly rendered in essential, old-masters practice: idols to a lost sensation. The artist seeks the most evocative aspect of each celebration and ceremony, and connects it with the viewer’s most intimate search for lost time.
Born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1954, George Stoll lives and works in Los Angeles. His art is found in such public collections as the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, Brandeis University-Rose Art Museum, University of Washington-Henry Art Gallery, Seattle Art Museum, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.
Images are available upon request. Please call 970.920.9797 for further information.