Disparate Visions at JayJay By Victoria Dalkey Bee Art Correspondent Published: Friday, Oct. 3, 2014 – 12:00 am Both are abstract painters, but that’s where the similarities between Mark Emerson Read more
Submerge Magazine: Issue 159 (April 7 – April 21, 2014)
Michael Sarich’s visual diaries at JayJay By Victoria Dalkey Bee Art Correspondent Published: Thursday, Apr. 3, 2014 – 4:00 pm Mickey Mouse, the Wal-Mart Smiley Face, the Devil Girl Tattoo, Read more
David Wetzl @ JayJay A widely shared expectation for artists is that they reflect the historical moment they inhabit. But for painter David Wetzl that’s never been enough. Wetzl accepts Read more
Consciousness as colorful art By Victoria Dalkey Bee Art Correspondent Published: Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 – 6:23 pm David Wetzl is one of the most intriguing artists to have emerged Read more
By Victoria Dalkey Bee Art Correspondent Published: Friday, November 29, 2013 Joan Moment and Roger Berry, two of Sacramento’s top abstractionists, share the space at JayJay this holiday season. Moment Read more
A Moment in Time By Marc Weidenbaum Published in October/November Issue Sactown Magazine Artist Joan Moment reflects on an upcoming Sacramento exhibit and six decades of adventurous art, including landing Read more
Michael Stevens and Suzanne Adan @ JAYJAY By David Roth Published Oct. 13, 2013 SquareCylinder.com If you’ve ever been betrayed, double-crossed, disappointed or threatened with violence, chances are Michael Stevens Read more
Victoria Dalkey: At JayJay, a marriage of the eccentric narrative art By Victoria Dalkey Bee Art Correspondent Published: Thursday, Sep. 26, 2013 – 12:00 am Adan’s “Sugar Daddy” juxtaposes paint-by-number paintings of Read more
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.
5524 B Elvas Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95819
Gallery Hours 11am-4pm or by appointment