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January 10, 2024 to May 5, 2024 | Leir Atrium

Amanda Martínez: Canta y no llores

For the seventh installment of Aldrich Projects, Amanda Martínez will present three sculptures in the Leir Atrium inspired by earth building techniques indigenous to the arid ecoregions that traverse the post-colonial nations of the United States and Mexico. The sculptures are representative of Martínez’s practice that is characterized by an interest in blending elemental techniques with modern materials. This new series is also guided by Martínez’s time learning adobe construction in New Mexico, where she connected with the tactile memories that connect her with a lineage of adoberos from the region, including her grandfather and great grandfather. She understands this work as a form of learning and healing, reuniting her to lifeways that were severed by the migration caused by settler-colonialism and the imposition of borders. This first solo museum presentation in the US will include a “touch tour” of haptic learning aids in the Museum’s Studio that provide different access points for visitors to engage with her work.

Aldrich Projects: Amanda Martínez: Canta y no llores is curated by Associate Curator Eduardo Andres Alfonso.

About The Artist

Amanda Martínez, born in 1988 on unceded Miccosukee and Cherokee land (Greenville, SC), lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She received her Bachelors in Fine Arts from Kansas City Art Institute. She recently completed Cercado, an installation in the Brooklyn Botanical Garden as part of the Ankhlave Garden Project Fellowship. A solo-presentation of her work curated by Mexican artist Pedro Reyes was included in the 2019 Triennale of the Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art. She has exhibited in various galleries, including Here Gallery (Pittsburgh, PA); Hesse Flatow (New York, NY); Victori+Mo Gallery(Brooklyn, NY); and Platform Gallery (Baltimore, MD), among others. In 2022 she founded the Autistic Artist Alliance, an online space for visibility, self-advocacy, and community.

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January 20, 2024 at 3:00 pm | Exhibition Opening, Member Event, Member Preview

Exhibition Openings: Loie Hollowell and Amanda Martínez

Members and friends, please join us to celebrate Aldrich Projects: Amanda Martínez: canta y no llores and get first look at Loie Hollowell: Space Between, A Survey of Ten Years before it opens to the public.

February 17, 2024 at 10:00 am | Free Admission

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Visit the Museum for FREE the third Saturday of every month as part of our Third Saturdaysprogram.

February 17, 2024 at 1:00 pm | Group Tours

All Ages Discovery Tour

Have you ever looked at contemporary art and wished you knew what it meant? Have you ever entered a museum not knowing where to start? If you answered yes, this free, interactive, and judgment-free tour of our current exhibitions guided by a Museum Educator is perfect for you!

February 21, 2024 at 1:00 pm | Group Tours

Seniors-Only Tour

Join us for this in-person gallery tour of highlighted works from our current exhibitions, guided by Museum Educator Holly Lapine, reserved specifically for senior adults ages 60 and above!

Top image: Amanda Martínez, Touch earth, 2022, Cast adobe brick (earth, straw, sand, water), found lumber pedestal, 10 x 20 x 11.25 inches. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Hesse Flatow