JoAnne Artman Gallery will present America Martin’s new works, This is America II, beginning on Feb 15

JoAnne Artman Gallery will present THIS IS AMERICA II: New Works by AMERICA MARTIN, from Feb 15 – April 15. The Artist Reception will take place on Thurs, March 2 from 6 – 8 p.m.

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America Martin’s Boxers, paper collage, 44” x 73.5”

Bursting with life, vigorous in line, form and color, America Martin’s work showcases her unique and humanist approach to portraying the natural world as well as the human form. Constantly re-defining her artistic practice and the possibilities of expression, Martin’s work is both visionary and diverse in its approach. 

Martin works in a diversity of mediums including painting, mixed media on cotton rag paper, and sculpture. Beyond her affinity for modernism and iconic forms, Martin’s work is informed by her intensive approach to material and process. 

Rooted in art historical lexicon, Martin’s work is narrative of the various cultural, anthropological as well as sociocultural frameworks inherent in her subject matter. 

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Music and Three Men, oil and acrylic on canvas, 67” x 71”

Martin’s work is an expansive as well as inclusive expression of her Colombian-American cultural heritage. Her iconic nudes are reminiscent of the prototypical, heroic female nudes of antiquity and of classical inspiration and are impossible to ascribe to any one place or time. Through her diversity of medium the state of the human condition is expressed as well as felt through her work, bringing a closer understanding of the harmonious balance crucial to the natural world. 

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Women Swimming and Whistling, oil and acrylic on canvas, 72” x 79”

Humanist and positivist compositions that reaffirm life and the continuity of our modes of thought and the human experience ground the exhibition through Martin’s unique visual language. Scenes of everyday life that link the human form to the continuity of nature permeate her work. Martin continually redefines her oeuvre through new material considerations, continuing the ubiquitous theme of human nature and our relationships with the physical world. 

America Martin’s work will inspire, provoke, engage and mesmerize. With visual perceptions always changing, peek behind the stories told and viewers are sure to find the right artistic expression.

RSVP for the March 2 Artist’s Reception by calling 949.510.5481 by Feb 24. The JoAnne Artman Gallery is located at 326 N Coast Hwy. Visit the website at www.joanneartmangallery.com.

Sawdust Studio Art 

The Sawdust Art Festival, in collaboration with Visit Laguna Beach, offers some exciting new classes to the Award-Winning Sawdust Studio Art Classes’ schedule for 2016.

The year-round art education program includes special classes in glass, fused glass, jewelry and ceramics.

Call 494-3030 for information and to reserve a class.

Students may register for all classes online or by calling 494-3030. 

Visit the website at: 

http://www.sawdustartfestival.org/studio-classes

 

Class Schedules

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Friday, Feb 17

1 p.m.

Glassblowing

3 p.m.

Glassblowing

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Saturday, Feb 18

10 a.m.

Intermediate Soldering

1 p.m.

Oil Painting

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