The exhibit is an extension of the work "Measured Resistance"on view from November 7 through December 6, 2013 at the Louie Meager Art Gallery, Smith Center at Ohlone College 43600 Mission Boulevard, Fremont CA.
MAY-LING MARTINEZ’s sculptures and illustrations serve as a metaphor for an innate desire to understand and control our surroundings under difficult circumstances. The works in Measured Resistance engage in the larger domain of relations—among ideas, objects, and the human heart—in order to gain a deeper insight into existential issues, such as the need for security and balance. Intrigued by human behavior and thought process, MARTINEZ investigates the paradoxical idea of maintaining control and stability under chaos. At the same time, she explores the idea that reason and logic, as prescribed by science and engineering, can function as a solace to an unstable reality framed by the infallibility of perception and personal subjectivity.
Learning Device, 2009
Mixed media sculpture-Fan, school desk, plastic, paper and hardware.
Deconstructed , 2013
Assemblage box, painted illustration and found objects.
I consider these conceptual drawings, based on descriptive illustrations, "How to books", schematics, survival guides and manuals.
The Logic Behind Things-2009 Conceptual drawing, Mixed media on paper on board.
Friction-2009 Conceptual drawing, Mixed media on paper on board.
Logic Will Save Us-2009 Conceptual drawing, Mixed media on paper on board.
Unforeseen-2009 Unforeseen, 2009
Conceptual drawing, Mixed media on paper on board.
Everything is explained by logic…(Mechanisms and Cells) 2012
Mixed media collage, framed.
Everything is explained by logic…(A,B,C) 2012
Mixed media collage, framed