April 20, 2013 - May 27, 2013
While their medium and styles differ, Martinez and Ording share in common many other things: their use of vivid color and bold lines, an art studio, and two young children. A married couple of artists, Fine Line brings together the work they have created individually yet side by side.
Jet Martinez's paintings reinterpret the Mexican folk art of Amate paintings, which depict birds and other animals within bright botanical scenery. Though stylized in a flat, graphic manner, the use and application of color create vibrance - static imagery celebrating life at its most ecstatic. Martinez begins with a traditional rendering, then integrates his own visual language.
Martinez is a graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute. He was the first artist-in-residence at Facebook Headquarters and serves as art director for the Clarion Alley Mural Project.
Kelly Ording's works on paper blend organic and geometric shapes with exact lines, pairing intuitive and mathematical mark-making. She questions the singular object and its amplification through massive repetition, resulting in vivid ethereal landscapes. The pieces are as much about their creation process as the resulting imagery.
Ording is a graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute. She was recently awarded a commission to create a large-scale mosaic mural at the Pelaga Recreation Center in San Francisco.