Eddie Martinez: New Book & "Neanderthal Jeans" @ half gallery, NYCJuxtapoz // Wednesday, 04 Jun 2014
"Neanderthal Jeans" is Eddie Martinez's second show with half gallery following our "Studio Drawings" exhibition in September 2012. In an essay for his monograph (PictureBox), writer Glenn O'Brien compared Martinez's artwork to the jaundiced eye of de Kooning, reminding us that the eye is a door which swings both ways.
This June, Eddie presents new paintings and sculptures including his first bronze pieces as well as found object assemblages. While his focus to date has been exclusively two-dimensional, his sculptures have a visual echoalia connecting the two. Come fall 2014, he will have exhibitions at Michael Kohn in Los Angeles and then Timothy Taylor in London. A large sculpture is also currently on view at Venus Over Manhattan in their group show "LIFE."