Angeles Martinez Does New Haven Right

July 8, 2015, The New Haven Independent, by Allan Appel - "Westville’s very first artist-in-residence did right by New York City’s Lower East Side, Hoboken, New Jersey, downtown New Haven and Yale University, and especially Fair Haven’s bridges, boats, and beautiful riverine settings.Yet Angeles Martinez, who lived in Westville and painted in a studio in Westville for six weeks, didn’t paint any scenes of Westville. No matter. By doing so right by all the other locations, she fulfilled the ambition of Gabriel DaSilva, of DaSilva Gallery in Westville, who brought fellow Uruguayan Martinez over for a month and a half of study and composition. The resulting show of the work she did in our town and the Tri-State Area comprises 20 warm and intimate images, all small-sized oils on canvas or board, now on view in an exhibition called “Original Contrapunto.” The show, which will run at the 899 Whalley Ave. gallery through July 11, is the first in an artist-in-residence program that DaSilva is calling “New Haven/New York Through Foreign Eyes.” In an interview with DaSilva and Martinez (he translated for Martinez, who was visiting at the gallery on her last day in New Haven), DaSilva said he hopes to bring an artist “from abroad” on a regular basis to see what their different eye brings to views of New Haven and the surrounding area..." 

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