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

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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.

Quotables

My head thrown back, I let my gaze dwell on the ceiling. I underwent the profoundest experience of ecstasy I had ever encountered. I had obtained that supreme degree of sensibility where the divine intimations of art merge with the impassioned sensuality of emotion. — Stendhal

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