Meet Enrique Martinez Celaya at Gary Nader 11/13/10

Enrique Martínez Celaya: Selected Work / Obra Selecta 1992-2010
Gary Nader fine art
62 NE 27th Street, Miami, Florida 33137
Saturday, November 13th, 7:00pm-9:00pm (PREVIEW)

Gary Nader fine art is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibition, Enrique Martínez Celaya: Selected Work/Obra Selecta 1992-2010, a broad survey of work by Cuban-born artist, Enrique Martínez Celaya, dating from the 1990s to the present day. Unique to a gallery setting in its comprehensive range of work, the exhibition will offer a rich and chronological compendium of significant paintings, sculptures, and drawings from all of his major projects.

Martínez Celaya’s works in a space of mystery where literature, philosophy, religion and art inform his search for meaning and his explorations of memory and the human condition. His paintings, sculptures, photographs and works on paper, as well as his ambitious installations at venues such as the Berlin Philharmonic, engage with personal life experience and delve into a territory where longing and austerity coalesce.

Enrique Martínez Celaya (b. Cuba 1964) began his art training as an apprentice to an academic painter. He studied Applied Physics at Cornell University and pursued a Ph.D. in Quantum Electronics at the University of California, Berkeley. He left the doctoral program at Berkeley to make art, receiving a Master of Fine Arts from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1994. Martínez Celaya’s studio and imprint in Miami, Whale & Star, functions as a contemplative and educational environment concerned with the role art has in life, spirit and community. He has exhibited at major institutions such as the Miami Art Museum, Florida, and his artwork is in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, among others. He has also exhibited widely in America and Europe.

December 01st, 2010– January 30, 2011
Gallery Hours: Monday-Saturday 10 am – 6 pm