May-Ling Martinez | Luminous Emergence

Aug 6 - Sep 11, 2022 ONE | 1955 Julian Avenue
Installation Views
Closing Reception: September 10
ONE is pleased to present Luminous Emergence by sculptor and mixed media artist May-ling Martinez. The center of the gallery space contains a released projector screen partly covered in methodically painted images arranged on the surface. Rock formations alongside cavern-like references to the body reveal entanglements materialized in image.

Martinez weaves associations together from iconography found in How-To books designed to facilitate an understanding of our world. As an editor, Martinez uses these visual systems, as well as unoccupied space, to explore how this approach satisfies an innate need to understand and connect with our surroundings.

May-ling Martinez was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and currently lives and works in San Diego, California. She received an MFA from San Diego State University and BA in Communications and Visual Arts from San Juan’s Sacred Heart University. She has exhibited extensively in the San Diego regions and was a 2007-2008 recipient of the San Diego Art Prize in the Emerging Artist category.