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October 8 – November 19th, 2022

Opening: October 8, 2022 5-8

Xerox Jacket is the first solo exhibition of paintings by Ryan Tyler Martinez.


To xerox is to represent the outermost layer of information; to render marks as pixels as marks on

cellulose; to conjure signals into substrates; to duplicate as a mode of practice; to document images

across lighted surfaces; to fossilize gestures both corporeal and automated; to depict with graphic

precision and material imprecision; to scan the depths of resemblances; to interface and to transcend the

interface; to enter and exit digital workflows of binary dialect; to conflate electricity and chemistry and craft

and machine; to compile and strip away generations of generative feedback; to copy and to copy and to copy.


To jacket is to represent the outermost layer of information; to wrap in warp and weft; to stitch and hem

and weave and unite constituents so as to define a frame; to assemble an ensemble; to style the

indispensable; to line bare life with structures of color and texture and position; to collage the inert into the

communicative; to clothe in composition; to proffer form to the formless; to pledge manner to matter; to

canvas in canvas; to speak for the ineffable; to prepare an anatomy for prying eyes; to settle shape and

limit to boundless grids and boundless energy.


– Text by Shane Reiner-Roth

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