Running since 1994, The Armory Show has built a legacy within New York's cultural landscape. Anticipating its return this fall (9–11 September 2022), Ocula Magazine shares a selection of exhibitions to see across New York's museums, galleries, and non-profit spaces.
'We speak of a sense of place, but we only ever mean a sense of ourselves,' or so the introduction to Cuban artist Enrique Martínez Celaya's exhibition reads. In Celaya's paintings, the map denotes not any place, but the search for an elusive self.
Formerly a physicist, Celaya has said poetry and literature have been major sources of inspiration that inform his understanding of the world. This search for meaning carries over to The Thin Line (2022), an expansive oil and wax on canvas, in which a man walks down a red path beneath a starry sky, framed by large floral forms on both sides.