5524 B Elvas Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95819
11am – 4pm and by appointment
Every two months there is a two week hiatus in preparation for upcoming shows.
Featured piece: No. 2, by Richard Martinez.
A single and nearly perfect line of graphite defines the horizon as it trails across the page. It is stable, straight and narrow. While subtle, it is the most evident grounding moment in the composition, as it provides order in Richard Martinez’ mixed media drawing, No. 2.
The hull of the boat rises out of the water and the masts jut upwards. The sails leap toward the sky, lifting the boat out of the water. While they are both connected as one form there is a peaceful stillness in the water that the boat sits upon. They are a singular entity, however, despite their literal connecting point, they split apart due to their opposite dispositions. The boat is contained in its own world defined by a hue of muted blue. It is a wash that is swirling, and quickly becomes a capsulated gust of wind and vapor that is enclosed by negative space.
A piece of tape sits buoyant in the upper left corner. It shimmers when it connects with light in a similar way that the ocean reacts when it communicates with the sun. This part of the piece is unique by design, yet relates to the overall composition in that it is an over looked moment that can only be found through observation. Unconcerned by the material and physical world, it speaks to the human spirit and the connectivity to all things.
For a closer look at No. 2, as well as other works by Martinez, visit JAYJAY, Wednesday – Friday 11-4.
Gallery Hours 11am-4pm or by appointment