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Julie Saul Gallery

Transformative Structures

  • Maria Martinez-Cañas

Press for Transformative Structures

Current Exhibitions at Julie Saul Gallery


Transformative Structures

  • Maria Martinez-Cañas
  • Opens: Feb. 10, 2018
  • Closes: Apr. 21, 2018
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

New Vision/New Generation

  • Luigi Ghirri,
  • Andrea Grützner,
  • László Moholy-Nagy,
  • Alejandra Laviada,
  • Opens: Dec. 02, 2017
  • Closes: Feb. 03, 2018
  • Reception: Dec. 02, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Woven [EXTENDED]

  • Tanya Marcuse,
  • Opens: Sep. 23, 2017
  • Closes: Nov. 25, 2017
  • Reception: Sep. 23, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Girls Standing on Lawns and Other Projects

  • Maira Kalman,
  • Opens: Apr. 23, 2014
  • Closes: Jun. 14, 2014
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Tooth and Claw

  • Christopher Russell,
  • Tanya Marcuse,
  • Opens: Apr. 23, 2014
  • Closes: Jun. 14, 2014
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

LandMark

  • Sarah Anne Johnson,
  • Alejandra Laviada,
  • Chloe Sells,
  • Opens: Jun. 19, 2014
  • Closes: Aug. 15, 2014
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

World Trade Center: Concrete Abstract

  • Shai Kremer,
  • Opens: Sep. 04, 2014
  • Closes: Oct. 25, 2014
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Priming

  • Orit Raff,
  • Opens: Oct. 30, 2014
  • Closes: Dec. 06, 2014
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

What Remains

  • Maria Martinez-Cañas
  • Opens: Sep. 10, 2015
  • Closes: Oct. 24, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Wonderlust: New Sculpture

  • Sarah Anne Johnson,
  • Opens: Jun. 11, 2015
  • Closes: Aug. 21, 2015
  • Reception: Jun. 18, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

The People of Town N

  • Nikolay Bakharev,
  • Opens: Jun. 11, 2015
  • Closes: Aug. 21, 2015
  • Reception: Jun. 18, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Kontinuum

  • Adam Magyar,
  • Opens: Feb. 12, 2015
  • Closes: Apr. 04, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Field Trip

  • Sarah Anne Johnson,
  • Opens: Feb. 25, 2016
  • Closes: Apr. 16, 2016
  • Reception: Feb. 25, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

The Last Book

  • Reinier Gerritsen,
  • Opens: Dec. 13, 2014
  • Closes: Feb. 07, 2015
  • Reception: Dec. 13, 2014
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Hypernatural

  • Zachari Logan,
  • Christopher Russell,
  • Opens: Jun. 16, 2016
  • Closes: Aug. 12, 2016
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Project Gallery: Brooklyn Corrugated Iron Fences

  • Charles Johnstone,
  • Opens: Apr. 09, 2015
  • Closes: May. 30, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

The Workers

  • Arne Svenson,
  • Opens: Apr. 09, 2015
  • Closes: May. 30, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

The Elements of Style

  • Maira Kalman,
  • Opens: Jun. 01, 2017
  • Closes: Sep. 16, 2017
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Family Planning: early photographs and archival material

  • Morton Bartlett,
  • Opens: Oct. 29, 2015
  • Closes: Dec. 23, 2015
  • Reception: Oct. 29, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Beloved Dog

  • Maira Kalman,
  • Opens: Oct. 29, 2015
  • Closes: Dec. 23, 2015
  • Reception: Oct. 29, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Under the Sun

  • Chloe Sells,
  • Opens: Apr. 21, 2016
  • Closes: Jun. 11, 2016
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Aerial

  • Sally Gall,
  • Opens: Sep. 08, 2016
  • Closes: Oct. 22, 2016
  • Reception: Sep. 08, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Crossing the Delaware

  • Jeff Whetstone,
  • Opens: Jan. 07, 2017
  • Closes: Mar. 11, 2017
  • Reception: Mar. 04, 2017
  • Hours: 11 - 1pm
  • Admission: free

figure, ground

  • Bill Jacobson,
  • Opens: Mar. 16, 2017
  • Closes: May. 26, 2017
  • Reception: Mar. 16, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Erbgericht/Guesthouse

  • Andrea Grützner,
  • Opens: Oct. 29, 2016
  • Closes: Dec. 23, 2016
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

The Art of the Affair

  • Forsyth Harmon,
  • Opens: Jan. 07, 2017
  • Closes: Mar. 11, 2017
  • Reception: Jan. 07, 2017
  • Hours: 3 - 6pm
  • Admission: free

When

Feb 10 - Apr 21, 2018


Where

Julie Saul Gallery

  • 535 W 22nd St, New York NY 10011 Map
  • 212.627.2410

About

Julie Saul Gallery announces our seventh solo exhibition of new works by Cuban born, Miami based artist, Maria Martinez-Cañas, in an ambitious and powerful show entitled Transformative Structures (Estructuras Transformativas). Supported by a grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, these new assemblages created between 2016 and 2017 introduce a dramatic shift in style and medium. With the presence of drawing and sculpture, Cañas questions conventional practices
in the field of conceptual photography.

The earliest works in the show derive from her Rebus + Diversion collage series and are formed from personal memorabilia, largely the archive of Cuban curator and critic José Gómez-Sicre and artist Cundo Bermúdez, both of whom have close family ties to Cañas’ family going back to pre-revolution. With this recent work, she is attempting to synthesize all that came before, inspired by her “heroes” such as European Modernists Henry Moore, Moholy-Nagy and Walter Gropius and Latin Americans Gego, Jesús Rafael Soto and more recently Sandú Darié.

A catalog available in conjunction with the show contains an essay by Manuel González entitled
A Walk on the Wild Side as well as 14 plates, and can be ordered directly from the gallery. González maintains that this is her most ambitious inventive and personal body of work to date. Cañas has always experimented with traditional and experimental photographic printing processes from platinum and diazo prints to video and abrasion techniques. The content of her work has ranged from sensual explorations of nature, to identity (as a displaced Cuban), and delving into more personal themes. She often incorporates references to art history as a way of defining her position within it.

Cañas has been recognized for her long, productive and innovative career by several exhibitions in 2017 including Radical Women: Latin American Art 1960-85 organized by the Hammer Museum and traveling to the Brooklyn Museum and the Pinacoteca de Sao Paolo, Brazil in 2018, a career survey at Lehigh University, Wild Noise at the Bronx Museum, and a Kabinett Project at Art Basel Miami Beach.


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