“in pursuit of your humans”

I think about Wade as I pull this drawing out of storage…


In February, 2014 – I received a few emails and a phone call from a gentleman whom I believe said he was from Louisiana. Wade had seen the New York Times article announcing the State of the Art exhibition at Crystal Bridges. He read about my studio visit and work. He was planning a one day trip to Phoenix, and wanted to see pieces…gallery…ect. 

I was teaching the day he was scheduled to visit and could not meet with him. He managed to locate two spaces where my work was hanging. I spoke to both owners of those facilities and before the day was out I had the opportunity to talk with him on the phone. I remember Wade because his reaction was sincere and his words were kind and generous. He was excited about my work and the attention it was receiving. I especially liked that he referred to my anatomy studies as ‘your humans’.

Wade asked me to stay in touch. I received lots of emails from across the country, because of that article. This last July (2015) I received an email from Wade. He was in Phoenix again and dropped me a note to tell me he was thinking about my art and hoped that I was doing well.

…about my humans
They have made their way to Los Angeles for a month showing at LA ARTCORE Brewery Annex.

Martinez_A Self Portrait

I have about 8 full size studies now – and counting. I hope to find an exhibition space that will show all of them together as one installation. I may complete 2 more to set up what I might refer to as generational mapping: four generations that includes these two drawings, my parents, a niece and nephew and 2 smaller ones, representing the generation after that.

Connections to the Natural World opens today – my humans are showing
along with the work of six other AZ artists.

LA ARTCORE Brewery Annex, Lincoln Heights 650 A South Avenue 21, Los Angeles, CA 90031
Reception and Artist Talks, Sunday, Jan 10, 2016, 1-3 p.m.
Exhibition Dates: Jan 2nd-Jan 30th. Hours Wed-Sun 12-5 pm

See you in LA!


Saatchi Global Gallery Guide

And as for State of the Art, it will be traveling : artdaily.org

making connections

Seven artists, Phoenix to LA, lots of Art – You’re invited!


Connections to the Natural World focuses on 7 artists who draw inspiration from nature and science, each approaching the subject from their own unique perspectives. Working in various media ranging from installation to mixed media, these artists bring fresh visual insights, from issues of the human impact on the environment to sheer wonder at the diversity and magnificence of the natural world.

WHAT: Connections to the Natural World
WHO: Artists Linda Ingraham, Linda Margaret Kilgore, Sarah Kriehn, Carolyn Lavender, Monica Aissa Martinez, Patricia Sannit, and Mary Shindell.  
WHERE: LA ARTCORE Brewery Annex (Lincoln Heights)
650 A South Avenue 21, Los Angeles, CA 90031
(323) 276-9320
WHEN: Jan 2nd-Jan 30th. Hours Wed-Sun 12-5 pm
* Reception and Artist Talks – Sunday, Jan 10, 2016, 1-3 p.m.

A sampling of work:

Linda , Big Tree

Linda Ingraham, Big Tree, Mixed Media Photography

Linda Kilgore, Bosque, mixed media installation

Linda Margaret Kilgore, Bosque, mixed media installation

Breaking Open

 Sarah Kriehn, Breaking Open, Collagraph

Carolyn Lavender, Jaguar - Jaguar

Carolyn Lavender, Jaguar – Jaguar, graphite, acrylic on prepared panel

Monica Aissa Martinez, Female Front Body, mixed media drawing on paper

Monica Aissa Martinez, Female Front Body (self-portrait), casein, graphite, gesso on Arches paper

Patricia Sannit, Time Pressure

Patricia Sannit, Time Pressure Decay Rebirth, clay

Mary Shindell, Generation

Mary Shindell, Generation CSA, digitally drawn imagery printed on Plexiglas and styrene, optical fiber, LED lights, flowerpots, redwood, garden wagons

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Free and open to the public.
Serving Los Angeles for 35 years, Contemporary Art Exhibits at →  LA ARTCORE

A couple of years ago we met to share work and formulate a plan. Out of this meeting connection was formed. The result will be a showing in Los Angeles.

We hope to see you there!


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