Artist: Martin Machado
Curated by: Jillian Mackintosh
Opening Reception: April 9th, 2010 from 7-10pm
"Martin Machado's paints by working from photographs taken during his travels at sea and to various coastal areas. He recently spent six months working as a deckhand on a container ship traveling around the globe, painting in a small cabin space in what little spare time he could find. He often found solace in retreating to his small room and recreating his surrounding environment through paintings done on fiberglass cloth and panel. By merging numerous layers with epoxy, it allows the scenes to blend into one homogenious image. His tendency to experiment with photography, paint, and film is fused with material commonly found on ships. Like a memory, the result is blurred between fact and creation. "