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Ed Madrid, The Feel Before the Feeling: Ed Muscle Licks the Fold
Friday March 6th, 2009 through Friday March 27th, 2009
1sty FRIDAY ARTIST RECEPTION: March 6th, 2009, 6-9pm
Artist Website: www.edmuscle.com

Ed Madrid creates large-scale digital canvas prints which read as paintings. In this latest series of images, figurative elements are swallowed up by their environments, accruing the "scars" which accompany transformation. "While I felt I needed the human figure as an organizing device and as a way to incorporate sexual themes (for me, sex operates as a release valve for abstraction), I didn't want the figures to shoulder specific narratives or betray autobiographical emotional states." Instead, these paintings use digital image-making technologies to address the drama inherent in the widespread shift -- in life as in art -- from material to virtual space.



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