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Dallas Contemporary presents Patrick Martinez: "Histories" opening day

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Dallas Contemporary will present Patrick Martinez: "Histories," an expansive solo exhibition featuring a collection of brand new works alongside a survey of pieces representative of the artist’s distinctive multidisciplinary practice.

"Histories" draws attention to often overlooked and ephemeral city scenes embedded with elements reflective of intergenerational cultural exchange. Featuring sculpture, dynamic installations, large-scale multi-media paintings, and the artist's iconic neon works, the exhibition transports the collective artifacts, sentiments, memories, and energies of Los Angeles and comparable Latinx, Filipinx, and BIPOC communities into the Dallas Contemporary space.

Drawing focus to the progression of these histories, Martinez prompts viewers to reflect on the histories being made in real time. His work recognizes inequities within the criminal justice and education systems, as well as within the immigration enforcement system replete with ethnic and socio-economic disparities.

With the use of familiar visual languages like vinyl banners, window bars, neon, and tile, Patrick Martinez: "Histories" places American histories in dialogue with the larger ever-evolving urban landscape, and lends hope by combating darkness with light.

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on view through September 1.

Dallas Contemporary will present Patrick Martinez: "Histories," an expansive solo exhibition featuring a collection of brand new works alongside a survey of pieces representative of the artist’s distinctive multidisciplinary practice.

"Histories" draws attention to often overlooked and ephemeral city scenes embedded with elements reflective of intergenerational cultural exchange. Featuring sculpture, dynamic installations, large-scale multi-media paintings, and the artist's iconic neon works, the exhibition transports the collective artifacts, sentiments, memories, and energies of Los Angeles and comparable Latinx, Filipinx, and BIPOC communities into the Dallas Contemporary space.

Drawing focus to the progression of these histories, Martinez prompts viewers to reflect on the histories being made in real time. His work recognizes inequities within the criminal justice and education systems, as well as within the immigration enforcement system replete with ethnic and socio-economic disparities.

With the use of familiar visual languages like vinyl banners, window bars, neon, and tile, Patrick Martinez: "Histories" places American histories in dialogue with the larger ever-evolving urban landscape, and lends hope by combating darkness with light.

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on view through September 1.

WHEN

WHERE

Dallas Contemporary
161 Glass St, Dallas, TX 75207, USA
https://www.dallascontemporary.org/patrick-martinez-histories

TICKET INFO

Admission is free.

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