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Leslie Martinez on Their Process

"Pushing into Unknown Territory"

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Photo credit: Video by Marissa Alper, Elle Rinaldi, and Nora Rodriguez.

"If a material could fold and bend and twist and turn, then it can hold gesture the way that a brush moves through paint, but on an expanded scale." — Leslie Martinez

Leslie Martinez sat down with Assistant Curator Elena Ketelsen González to talk about the unconventional materials that make up their paintings, as well as how they draw on generational practices of survival and sustenance learned from their family to push forward new ideas.