Alien Nation: Fidencio Martinez

Lesley Frenz of ‘The Artsy Forager’ delves into the work of Mexican-born Memphis artist Fidencio Martinez whose paintings tend to deal with feelings of social alienation, assimilation and isolation.

My City Rocks: Memphis


Joshua Miller is up next in our “Why My City Rocks” series. His honest portrayal of Memphis, Tennessee will move you to see his city for the cultural haven it is. With pictures that capture Memphis as more than the kitschy landmarks that ends up in the travel guides.


Don’t go to a museum with a destination. Museums are wormholes to other worlds. There are ecstasy machines. Follow your eyes to wherever they lead you, stop, get very quiet, and the world should begin to change for you. And if you see me, say something! We can talk about it together. — Jerry Saltz


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