plat(form)s: A New Multimedia Exhibition at The Nan Rae Gallery

Abstract blue green and pink speckled with a line work design.
Martin Durazo “Twist and Turns” 2018, Acrylic and spray paint on canvas, 72 x 60 inches.

The Nan Rae Gallery at Woodbury University is pleased to present a multimedia exhibition including painting, sculpture, Installation and video works by Martin Durazo. A publication with an essay by Doug Harvey will accompany the exhibition. This exhibition by Martin Durazo titled plat(form)s will be part of the 7th SUR-biennial, a consortium of exhibitions in 16 different Southern California venues during the Fall 2023.

Martin Durazo’s multimedia artworks seamlessly weave together the contradictions between a highly refined and distressed color/ material palette that upends traditional ideals of beauty. Durazo appears to mull about environmental stimulations such as the aftereffects of flashing strobe lights, the dynamics of a punk mosh pit, and the visual cornucopia of heavy metal, cultural idioms that Durazo observes in awe and wonderment.

Martin Durazo received his BA, Art and English at Pitzer College in 1990 and his MFA at UCLA in 1998. Solo exhibitions include 2022 Shamans and Sham(men), D2 Westwood, Ca. 2019 Monolith(ic) Grand Central Arts Center CSUF Santa Ana Ca. 2017 Barbara Davis Gallery, Houston TX, 2013 Luis De Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, 2010 CB 1 Gallery Los Angeles. Martin Durazo is the recipient of a 2012 COLA Individual artists fellowship from the City of Los Angeles and in 2011 a California Community Foundation Fellowship Award.

The SUR:biennial, for more than a decade has sought to explore the complex notions of globalization and exchange that take place in the ambiguous geographical, cultural, and artistic borderlands between Southern California and the broader South. Each independently curated exhibition showcases recent and newly-commissioned works by local and international artists influenced, in one way or another, by the cultures and artistic traditions of Mexico, Central, and South America, and/or the Caribbean, including their many diasporas.


Martin Durazo: plat(form)s

Nan Rae Gallery
September 1 – October 14, 2023
Reception for the artists: Sunday, September 10th from 3 – 5 pm.
Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 12 – 5 pm.

Woodbury University
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Last Updated on August 22, 2023. 

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