Wonder Valley New Paintings by Deborah Martin

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Wonder Valley New Paintings by Deborah Martin

61597 29 Palms HWY
Joshua Tree, CA 92252
October 8th, 2011 - November 8th, 2011
Opening: October 22nd, 2011 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Other (outside main areas)
Mon. – Thurs. by appointment; Friday 5 - 8 pm; Sat. & Sun. 12 - 5 pm
Tim Easton realism, Joshua Tree painting


Wonder Valley
New Paintings by Deborah Martin

Introduction by Allison Simonis
Photographic Images Courtesy of The 29 palms Historical Society

Artist Reception October 22, 2011 4-6pm

Live Music featuring Folk/Rocker Tim Easton with Special Guest Lydia Night

Deborah Martin’s luminous and provocative style of realism contemplates the vestiges of American life on the edge in her latest exhibition, “Wonder Valley”.

Her painted depictions of remnants and relics of this quasi ghost valley settlement of homesteads born out of a 1938 Federal Land Grant comprise a portrait of a place in metamorphosis. Intimately coupled with the weathering austerities of the Mojave Desert, these outposts of human habitation exhibit an obvious struggle for survival.

Martin showcases a frontier of existential befuddlement: a seemingly confused pondering whether to persist, give up or renew amidst the trappings of domicile.
The rise and fall of opportunity, hope and longing present themselves, eerily, in these paintings.

The question looms whether an insubordinate Wild West is staging a mockery over the American materialist fantasy.

Martin has achieved acclaim for her hauntingly intimate elegy for small town American roadsides including the Salton Sea, CA the outer area of Cape Cod, MA and other parts of America including the Rural South.

Gallery Hours:
Saturday 10 am - 6 pm
Sunday 12 - 3 pm
Mon. – Fri.
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