Noelle Martinez Back In The Daze
- June 15, 2014
-- Willo North Gallery proudly presents the solo exhibition “Back In The Daze: An Exploration of Afrocentric Music of the 90’s” of local artist Noelle Martinez. This show is a tribute to legendary musicians including the Notorious B.I.G., Tupac, Wu Tang Clan, Nas, A Tribe Called Quest, et al. Martinez current artwork seeks to illustrate the vibrant shift that occurred in Afrocentric music in the 90’s. This exciting exhibition will highlight her diverse and fasinating artwork including both vibrant paintings and installations created specifically for this show. Martinez stated “I am very excited to have the opportunity to share my artwork with the community hoping to express visually how much Afrocentric music of the 90’s had influenced not only me, but other people in the world.”
Martinez is a young and talented artist working in the heart of downtown Phoenix. Her artwork has been featured in numerous local publications including the Phoenix New Times, Phoenix Taco, and most recently Valley Hype. She has exhibited her work at several local galleries and businesses around the valley. She recently had the opportunity to exhibit her work in the “Artcade Show” at the Phoenix Art Museum. Upon meeting Noelle at Chaos Theory last year, Shears was immediately drawn to Martinez bright and modern paintings with definite comic book influences. “I loved her enthusiastic attitude and passion about her work and her drive to create and interest in exploring new materials and subject matter”, stated Willo North Owner, Kristin Shears.
"This exhibition aims to kick off Willo North Gallery's summer schedule with a bang and promises to be memorable" says Curator Nicole Royse. Please join us at Willo North Gallery for the opening reception of “Back In The Daze” on Saturday, July 12th from 6-9pm. Willo North Gallery will be closed on First Friday, July 4th in honor of the holiday. The closing receptionfor this exhibition will be held on Third Friday, July 18th 6-9pm.Willo North Gallery is located at 2811 North 7th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85007. For more information about Willo North Gallery or thisincredible artist please contact Kristin Shears at (602) 448-9041 (tel
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