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TRANSFORMATION OF BEING
Paintings by Oscar Luis Martínez

Sponsored by La Casa Cultural Latina

Oscar Martinez Painting

EXHIBITION OPENING
Thursday, March 10, 2016
from 5:00pm to 7:00pm | Artist Talk at 5:30pm
at Murphy Gallery of the University YMCA
1001 S. Wright St., Champaign, IL

On view in Murphy Gallery of the University YMCA from March 10, 2016 through April 22, 2016

Oscar Luis Martínez is an accomplished artist who has had numerous group and solo exhibitions throughout the Caribbean, Mexico, and the Southeastern and Midwest regions of the United States. He was actively involved in the Chicago mural movement and has painted numerous murals throughout the city, including one that is considered a historical landmark at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The mural, with its bold depictions of heritage and social justice, has been a cornerstone and rallying point for the U of I campus Latino community since Martínez painted it in 1974. Oscar Luis Martínez resides in Chicago, Illinois.

Transformation of Being boldly evokes the personal mythology of the artist in which he creates a symbolic visual memory born out of personal symbolic vocabulary and a complex layering of time and space. This series of paintings by Oscar Luis Martínez is about making sense out of an incomprehensible world and forging new definitions of the outer world from the inner self.

See what's happening next at Art @ the Y's Upcoming Page.

Murphy Gallery Summer Hours
Mondays-Fridays 9am to 4pm
(Please note summer hours through August 14)


Parking Nearby:
Parking lot on 6th between Daniel & Chalmers - Free after 5pm.
Parking garage on 6th & John - Free after 5pm.
Street parking on Wright, Chalmers, & 6th Streets for 75¢ per hour.
Municipal lot on Green & 5th Streets for $1 per hour.

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