Last November I visited José Lerma in East Hampton where he was working on two shows, "Jibaro Jizz" at Roberto Paradise gallery in Puerto Rico, and "The Credentialist" at CAM Raleigh, his first solo museum show. I fell in love with an enormous canvas with ballpoint pen blue scribbles depicting an epic scene of caricatured madness. Making use of my new iPhone, I documented José's process... excuse the shaky cam effect.
José Lerma's "The Credentialist" is on view at CAM Raleigh 'til September 2, 2012.
Liz Markus is an artist living and working in Brooklyn. Her 6th solo will open June 16 at Ille Arts, Amagansett, New York.
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