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Portrait of a Lady

Recent photography and a new publication by H. D. Martinez

July 16th - September 8th, 2006

Abaton Garage is proud to present Portrait of a Lady, the debut solo exhibition of Jersey City based artist H.D. Martinez. Martinez will be showing photographs of male to female transsexuals in various stages of their gender transformation. Some of Martinez's subjects are friends and acquaintances, others are "ladies of the night," professionals he encountered on a trip to Rio de Janeiro: All of them share a deep pride in their recently acquired physical attributes, as well as a profound trust of the man behind the lens. As a result, these portraits reveal more person than persona, the humanity beneath the glitter and glam.

The photographs in Portrait of a Lady inspired a titular publication produced in a limited edition of 100 copies by Abaton Book Company. This edition, each signed by the artist, contains twelve images from the exhibition printed at 4x6 inches and enclosed in a die-cut wrap around folder, with a text by the artist.

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Please join us for the opening reception of Portrait of a Lady July 16th, 3-7PM. Fresh fruit, homemade cheesecake and chilled beverages will be served throughout the afternoon/evening.

Review in Star-Ledger, Friday, August 25, 2006 by Mitchell Seidel.Lady-like and here.

Directions to Abaton Garage.


From NYC take the Newark-bound PATH train to Journal Square. Taxis are available on Kennedy Boulevard, directly in front of the station. The ride to Abaton Garage takes less than five minutes and costs approximately $6. If you prefer to walk, simply stroll down Kennedy Boulevard about 3/4 of a mile, until you reach Gifford Avenue. Then turn right; 100 is in the middle of the block.

Previous exhibitions 2004:

Mark Dagley, June ~ July 2004

Tom Warren, August ~ September 2004

Alix Lambert, September ~ October 2004

Bill Schwarz, October ~ December 2004

Previous exhibitions 2005:

Steven Parrino, April 2005

Cora Cohen, May 2005

Paula Gillen, June ~ July 2005

Michael Gentile, July ~ August 2005

Christine Krol & P. G. Six, August ~ September 2005

Amy Wilson, October 2005

James Biederman, October ~ November 2005

Roger Miller ~ November 20 ~ December 2005

Previous exhibitions 2006:

Mark Dagley, May ~ June 2006

Judith Fleishman, June ~ July 2006


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| Judith Fleishman | Paul Garcia | Michael Gentile | Paula Gillen |

| Pat Gubler | Sibyll Kalff | Alix Lambert | Roger Miller |

| Bill Schwarz | Tom Warren | Amy Wilson |

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