Join artist Patrick Martinez for an intimate Point-of-View Tour of This Brush for Hire: Norm Laich & Many Other Artists. Martinez is known for creating installations that combine painting, sculpture, and neon inspired by a neighborhood vernacular to shed light on issues facing communities of color. The LA-based artist will discuss the work on view in This Brush for Hire and elaborate on his own artistic kinship with signs, street graphics, and typography.
Patrick Martinez is a Los Angeles-based artist born and raised in the San Gabriel Valley. He earned his BFA with honors from Art Center College of Design in 2005. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including a solo exhibition at the Cornell Fine Arts Museum, and in group exhibitions at the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Vincent Price Art Museum, the California African American Museum, Biola University, LA Louver, Showroom MAMA, the Providence College Galleries, MACLA, the SUR biennial, the Chinese American Museum and the Euphrat Museum of Art. Martinez is represented by Charlie James Gallery in Los Angeles.