RYAN TYLER MARTINEZ
October 8 – November 19th, 2022
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