AMERICA MARTIN: CONNECTING THE DOTS

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Cover: America Martin, The Maidens, Oil & Acrylic on Canvas, 57 x 50 in.


CONNECTING THE DOTS featuring AMERICA MARTIN February 1st, 2020 - April 1st, 2020 3 2 6 N C OAS T H I G H WAY , LAG U NA B EAC H , CA 9 2 6 5 1 WWW.JOANNEARTMANGALLERY.COM JOANNEARTMAN@AOL.COM 949.510.5481



AMERICA MARTIN: CONNECTING THE DOTS JoAnne Artman Gallery is pleased to present, Connecting the Dots, an exhibition featuring new works by America Martin. Referencing Paul Klee’s statement that, “A line is a dot that went for a walk,” the title serves as a fitting descriptor of Martin’s adept and exuberant use of line. Employing smooth, bold curves as well as hard, geometric strokes, she adheres to the most fundamental aspect of drawing - the line - to tell a story, connecting compositional elements and personal narratives throughout her practice. Experimenting with line weight and function as a tool for two dimensional representation of three dimensional forms, Martin takes on a new balance between solidity, weight and suggestion. Laden with nuance, the thick lines are filled with the bubbling energy of thin, long scrapes throughout their length adding both intensity and dimension.

flux. Her technique of freehandedly capturing her subjects yields unapologetic marks and a spirited palette that hums with the vitality and vigor of the world she creates. In addition to the figure, many of Martin’s works are populated with anthropomorphic elements such as birds, butterflies and flowers. For Martin, these elements provide both a contextual source of information, as well as symbolic significance, progressing the storyline as a representation of personality, mood, and character. Indulging her imagination, Martin allows lines to guide the visual properties and narrative of each of her compositions in the continued and playful fantasy of a dot going for a stroll. AMERICA MARTIN (b. 1980, Los Angeles, CA) is a Colombian American fine artist based in Los Angeles, CA.

Focused on the human figure and the tales that emerge through the framework of shape, contour, and formal approach, Martin choreographs her forms in relentless

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


Woman Stretches in the Morning, Oil & Acrylic on Canvas, 62 x 47 in.


Woman in the Rock and Sun, Oil & Acrylic on Canvas, 62 x 69.25 in.


Woman in the Sage Leaves, Oil & Acrylic on Canvas, 32 x 62 in.


Woman with Blossom, Oil & Acrylic on Canvas, 32 x 62 in.


Woman Under Leaves in Shade, Oil & Acrylic on Canvas, 29 x 60 in.


Woman in the Sun and Shade, Oil & Acrylic on Canvas, 59.5 x 31.5 in.


Woman in Piano Chair, Oil & Acrylic on Canvas, 62 x 47 in.


Dancer with a Blue Rose in Her Mouth, Oil & Acrylic on Canvas, 27.75 x 23.75 in.


Painting of a Beige Marble Bust Statue, Oil & Acrylic on Canvas, 31.75 x 25.75 in.


Woman in Pinks and Beige, Oil & Acrylic on Canvas, 25.75 x 25.75 in.


Woman Six Leaf Clover, Oil & Acrylic on Canvas, 31.75 x 25.75 in.


Woman with Flower and Wreath in Hair, Oil & Acrylic on Canvas, 25.75 x 19.75 in.


Woman in Greys and Pinks, Oil & Acrylic on Canvas, 31.75 x 25.75 in.


Woman in Blues and Purples, Oil & Acrylic on Canvas, 43.75 x 37.75 in.


Painting of a Red and Yellow Marble Bust Sculpture, Oil & Acrylic on Canvas, 31.75 x 25.75 in.


Persephone, Oil & Acrylic on Canvas, 81.5 x 61.5 in.


Lilac Like Fog and Fog Like Lilac, Acrylic & Air Paint on Paper, 34.5 x 69.25 in.


Cornflowers Shasta and Barberton Daisies, Color Ink on Cotton Paper, 28 x 35.75 in.


Peony and Daisy, Color Ink on Cotton Paper, 34 x 27.75 in.


Peonies in Marron and True Red, Color Ink on Cotton Paper, 33 x 28.75 in.


Tulips in a Vase, Oil & Acrylic on Canvas, 49 x 44 in.


Flowers and Leaves, Acrylic on Sea Foam Linen, 26 x 22 in.


Pink Tulips, Acrylic on Pink Linen, 26 x 22 in.


Standing Figure, Ed. 1/1, Powder Coated Steel in Green Blue on Carrara Marble Base, 21 x 9 x 4.25 in.


In Stride, Ed. 1/1, Powder Coated Steel in Deep Magenta on Carrara Marble Base, 18.5 x 10 x 4.5 in.


Woman Seated, Ed. 1/1, Powder Coated Steel in Burnt Amber on Carrara Marble Base, 19.5 x 11 x 4.5 in.


Woman with Her Hair Down, Ed. 1/1, Powder Coated Steel in Emerald Green on Metal Base,17.5 x 16 x 4 in.


La Mujer, Ed. 1/1, In Line Powder Coated Steel in Deep Magenta (Free Standing),16.5 x 10 x 10.5 in.


Two Women Sit in Easy Conversation, Ed. 1/1, Powder Coated Steel in Deep Purple on Metal Base, 22.5 x 18 x 12 in.


Woman with Arm on Knee, Ed. 1/1, In Line Powder Coated Steel in Black on Stained Redwood Base, 21 x 10 x 6 in.


Woman with Field Flowers, Ed. 1/1, Sky Blue Powder Coated Steel on Carrara Marble Base, 24 x 12 x 4.5 in.


Portrait of a Woman, Ed. 1/1, Black Powder Coated Steel on Carrara Marble Base, 27 x 20 x 4 in.


Published in conjunction with the exhibition: AMERICA MARTIN: CONNECTING THE DOTS February 1, 2020-April 1, 2020 JoAnne Artman Gallery 326 N Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 Catalogue © JoAnne Artman Gallery Artwork © America Martin