Enrique Martínez Celaya’s Enigmatic Art Reflects on Nature’s Power Using Paint, Canvas, and an Actual Airplane

Show of the Day: "Nothing That Is Ours" at Fredric Snitzer Gallery in Miami.

Enrique Martínez Celaya's The Bloom, For the Wilderness (2017). Courtesy of the artist and Fredric Snitzer Gallery.

ENRIQUE MARTÍNEZ CELAYA

“Nothing That Is Ours” at Frederic Snitzer Gallery
Miami, Florida
December 1, 2017–January 14, 2018

What the Gallery Says: “A series of paintings and sculptures—including one large-scale outdoor installation—that consider the sea as a metaphor of both possibility and destruction. The title of the exhibition suggests estrangement, distance and indifference, and invites thoughts of possession and desire.”

Why It’s Worth a Look: In addition to being a painter, Martínez Celaya is a physicist, poet, and humanities professor, and he brings a real gravitas to these mysterious paintings. And if that doesn’t intrigue you, then the actual airplane in the show might.

What It Looks Like: 

Installation view of Enrique Martínez Celaya at Fredric Snitzer Gallery.

Enrique Martínez Celaya's <i>The Annunciation</i> (2017). Courtesy of the artist and Fredric Snitzer Gallery.

Enrique Martínez Celaya’s The Annunciation (2017). Courtesy of the artist and Fredric Snitzer Gallery.

Enrique Martínez Celaya's <i>The Fury</i> (2017). Courtesy of the artist and Fredric Snitzer Gallery.

Enrique Martínez Celaya’s The Fury (2017). Courtesy of the artist and Fredric Snitzer Gallery.

Enrique Martínez Celaya’s The Romance with Danger (2017). Courtesy of the artist and Fredric Snitzer Gallery.

Enrique Martínez Celaya’s The Runnel of Memory (2017). Courtesy of the artist and Fredric Snitzer Gallery.

Installation view of Enrique Martínez Celaya at Fredric Snitzer Gallery. Courtesy of the artist.

Enrique Martínez Celaya’s The Infinite Laid Bare (2017). Courtesy of the artist and Fredric Snitzer Gallery.

 


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