SUBMERGED: featuring America Martin, Danny Galieote, Greg Miller + Jane Maxwell

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SUBMERGED featuring AMERICA MARTIN, DANNY GALIEOTE, GREG MILLER + JANE MAXWELL Fall 2020 3 4 6 N O R T H C O A S T H I G H W A Y, L A G U N A B E A C H, C A 9 2 6 5 1 WWW.JOANNEARTMANGALLERY.COM JOANNEARTMAN@AOL.COM 949.510.5481



SUBMERGED JoAnne Artman Gallery encourages you to dive headfirst into "SUBMERGED," featuring the works of America Martin, Danny Galieote, Greg Miller, and Jane Maxwell. Exploring the relationship between figures and nature, “SUBMERGED” presents water as a psychological space for reflecting upon form, memory, and isolation. Chronicling the story of water across a range of mediums, Martin, Galieote, Miller, and Maxwell detail the physical and emotional transformations of a body submerged in water.

changing and moving form of water, Miller’s works highlight the quiet tranquility of water and nature. Emphasizing surface quality and dimension, Miller’s collage-like process approaches light as both a subject and medium. Dynamically combining mixed medias of acrylic paint, found and repurposed paper materials, and a resin topcoat, the depth achieved mimics that of the bodies of water depicted. Masterfully manipulating spatial perception and luminescence, the visual shifts in Miller’s works suggest the passing of time and moments of man intruding nature.

America Martin offers thoughtful, meditative reflections in works that meld dreams with allegory. Testing the connection between personal history and sense-memory, Martin’s work often centers on overarching themes of human nature and our contact with the environment. Her technique of freehandedly capturing her subjects yields unapologetic marks and a spirited palette that hums with the vitality and vigor of the worlds she creates. Presenting these ideas in a unified, symbolic narrative, Martin’s fluid outlines of female forms weave, merge, and blend with the colors of her backgrounds, as body and water landscape become one.

Jane Maxwell’s artwork approaches the female body with an affectionate and celebratory feminist perspective. Extending her focus on female empowerment and fashion to swimwear, Maxwell’s silhouettes emerge from the dimensional, textural, backgrounds clad in the vestiges of paper ephemera. Maintaining texture through layering and building up the surface, the enigmatic quality of the works is reiterated by Maxwell’s use of ads and billboard materials that reveal words and phrases that tease us with alluring allusions. The anonymous figures have a definitive flair and attitude, keeping us at a distance as they swim and sunbathe, while pulling us further into their multi-dimensional narratives.

Danny Galieote juxtaposes the imagery and pop sensibility of postwar America with an air of surrealism, evoking a menacing, dark aura in his paintings and casting a shadow over the historical eras they depict. At the beginning of his career, Galieote worked full time at Disney while pursuing his painting practice on the side. He began pairing images of innocent midcentury Americana—a young couple enjoying Coca-Cola or women frolicking on a beach—with threatening sights from the same period, such as mushroom cloud explosions. Galieote uses a grid to map his photographic sources onto the canvas, resulting in technically precise compositions. In his new works, Greg Miller revisits his series of swimmers submerged in water that brings forth fantasy and imagination. Constructing underwater realms that capture a moment of pause within the constantly

These works 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.


America Martin, Women By The Sea Look Out At The Sun, Oil & Acrylic on Canvas, 90 x 90 in.


Danny Galieote, Summertime Bliss Triptych, Limited Edition Giclee, 55.5 x 101.25 in.


Greg Miller, Red Pony, Acrylic, Collage, Resin on Reclaimed Surfboard, 76 x 19.5 x 2 in.


Greg Miller, Sunset, Acrylic, Collage, Resin on Panel, 36 x 36 in.


Greg Miller, Beverly, Acrylic, Collage, Resin on Panel, 30 x 40 in.


Jane Maxwell, Black and Red Bathing Suit, Mixed Media with Resin on Panel, 58 x 27 in.


Jane Maxwell, Blue Suit, Mixed Media with Resin on Panel, 58 x 27 in.


Jane Maxwell, Multi Suit, Mixed Media with Resin on Panel, 58 x 27 in.


Jane Maxwell, Pink Suit, Mixed Media with Resin on Panel, 58 x 27 in.


Jane Maxwell, Yellow Polka Dots, Mixed Media with Resin on Panel, 58 x 27 in.


Published in conjunction with SUBMERGED: featuring AMERICA MARTIN DANNY GALIEOTE GREG MILLER JANE MAXWELL JoAnne Artman Gallery 326 + 346 N. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 | 511 A West 22nd Street, New York, NY 10011 Catalogue © JoAnne Artman Gallery