LA’s Kohn Gallery has just announced that it has added artist Lita Alburquerque to its roster. Best known for her work in the Light and Space and Land Art movements, Albuquerque has most recently shown at the Sixth International Cairo Biennale (where she took the top prize) and the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time festival.
It's not hard to like Eddie," says artist Barry McGee, of fellow artist Eddie Martinez. "Everything was already great." McGee first met Martinez when the latter was an art handler working to install McGee's show at a Boston gallery. Martinez was a bit starstruck: "It completely blew our minds because it was obvious that Barry was in town... then he had that show and just really kind of rocked our worlds for a while," remembers Martinez of himself and his art-school friends. "We went to it all the time. I took my mom to it."
Nowadays, most of us chronicle the moments between point A and point B through convenient, mostly digital means of communication: a tweet from a cab, an Instagram of a stripped-down apartment filled with boxes. But for Brooklyn artist Eddie Martinez’ Nomader exhibit—which premieres at the Kohn Gallery in Los Angeles in September—little output saw such convenience. His full-body, multi-layer production of big paintings goes on uninterrupted, despite constant changes in location of the unfinished objets d’art.