Opening reception for Z'otz Collective (Illiana Martinez, Eric Jerezano, and Nahum Florez) at Tequila Bookworm in Toronto.
Born from one drawing made on a paper plate by three hands, the Z’otz* collective consists of artists Nahum Flores, Erik Jerezano, and Ilyana Martinez. Currently they are based in Toronto where they meet weekly to collaborate on multi-media works, which include drawing, painting, collage, portable sculpture and written word. For the suitcase tour, the Z’otz* collective will construct a series of portable art pieces titled The Nomad Pencil Sessions, made of many small light-weight sheets of paper that can be folded into the suitcase. Their images explore issues of immigrant experience related to themes of mapping, travel, translation, artifacts, and urban life.