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.
"The Countess and The Godmother" collaboration with Hector Madera, crushed photo -backdrop paper 2012
"The Credentialist" installation shot 2012
Left: "John Law" pink military parachute on acrylic and caulk on canvas. Right: "Maximiliano Emperador". 2011 Paper relief and fabric dye
Left: "La Fornarina" acrylic on canvas. Right "Madre Perla V-11" Center: "Charles II of Spain" 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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