Lilian Martinez's "Woman and Women" Opens @ Ochi Projects

Woman and Women expounds upon Martinez’ interest in exploring alternate histories where women,  particularly women of color, are not excluded from specific cultural narratives typically  associated with privilege. Through her paintings, sculptures, and works on paper, Martinez  blends past with present and future, combining classical architectural elements with  contemporary pop cultural references to create the settings for her portraits, landscapes, and still lives. Her flat, bold style recalls iconic predecessors like Matisse, while her subject matter  prioritizes brown bodies that have been heretofore omitted from these kinds of images. Woman and Women is on view through June 9 at Ochi Projects 3301 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles. photographs by Lani Trock