Enrique Martínez Celaya
Solo Show

The Word-Shimmering Sea: Diego Velázquez / Enrique Martínez Celaya
Apr 18th –  Jul 7th, 2024
New York



“The Word Shimmering-Sea will be an immersion into Martínez Celaya’s childhood notebook. The setting will facilitate a dialogue about the conditions and imagination of childhood, exile, the promised land, the flow of time, the refuge offered by language, and the nature of painting. Exhibited works include these seven large-scale paintings of childhood letters partially concealed by the sea, four small paintings based on Velázquez’s Little Girl, a wooden sculpture of a boy holding Celaya’s first grade notebook, projections of elements from the notebook onto the ceiling, and strings of paper boats made by schoolchildren in his childhood town of Nueva Paz, Cuba”.