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RYAN TYLER MARTINEZ

XEROX JACKET

October 8 – November 19th, 2022

Opening: October 8, 2022 5-8

Xerox Jacket | Cardstock, paper, ink, on sewn canvas, 13.5” x 11.25” | Sold
Xerox Jacket | Cardstock, paper, ink, on sewn canvas, 13.5” x 11.25” | Sold

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X,Y,Z | Ink, cardstock, paper, cardboard, flashe, acrylic, oil on sewn canvas, 48” x 60” | Sold
X,Y,Z | Ink, cardstock, paper, cardboard, flashe, acrylic, oil on sewn canvas, 48” x 60” | Sold

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Domestic tools, domestic furniture | Ink, pencil, card stock, cardboard, flashe, on sewn canvas, 34”
Domestic tools, domestic furniture | Ink, pencil, card stock, cardboard, flashe, on sewn canvas, 34”

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Xerox Jacket | Cardstock, paper, ink, on sewn canvas, 13.5” x 11.25” | Sold
Xerox Jacket | Cardstock, paper, ink, on sewn canvas, 13.5” x 11.25” | Sold

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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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