Eddie Martinez: Studio Wall
Eddie Martinez’s drawing practice blends seamlessly with his daily life as the New York-based artist carries pen and paper with him on the subway, to the doctor’s office, and to restaurants and lectures. Stylistically evocative of mid-century abstraction, Martinez’s drawings bring their own complexity, plugging a rotating cast of characters into raw, vigorously-drawn landscapes: cartoon ducks, oversized eyes, coiled snakes, and anthropomorphic blocks of color are among his itinerant motifs.
Drawing Papers 134 features many of the sketches included in the Drawing Center’s Eddie Martinez: Studio Wall. A curatorial essay by Claire Gilman and an interview with Eddie Martinez conducted by artist Katherine Bernhardt accompany installation views, and many of the large drawings and paintings included in the exhibition.
Softcover, 100 pages
New York: The Drawing Center, 2017