An Exhibit of 16 Artists Who Work In The Desert
The artworks of Mojave Desert based artists, represented by Joshua Tree Art Gallery, comprise the Mojave Made exhibit. This is the first time these artists’ works will be exhibited at Santa Monica Art Studio Hangar Galleries.
Meet the artists at the Opening Reception on January 5, 2019 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Santa Monica Art Studio Hangar Galleries, 3026 Airport Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90405. The show, titled Mojave Made, will continue until January 26, 2019, Wednesday to Saturday 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Exhibit is open to the public with Free Parking.
Joshua Tree Art Gallery, the center of a vortex of creativity for over ten years, is excited to present the talent, energy and diversity of Mojave Made to the Los Angeles area. The growing artistic community of the Mojave is as varied and resilient as the local flora. Artists are attracted by the astounding geology, the wild life, the history and mythology, the space, the light and the silence of the desert.
The artworks in the Mojave Made exhibit, organized by Barbara Spiller, include collages, paintings, encaustic prints, digital paintings, constructed artworks, and sculpture. According to Spiller, “Like the nearly 2,000 species of plants that manage to survive in this extreme environment, artists respect individual space, share resources, dig in, and produce tough and beautiful results.”
Santa Monica Art Studio Hangar Galleries: www.santamonicaartstudios.com
Terra Incognita is a two-person exhibtion of photographs by Maryland artists Liz Donadio and Matthew Moore, exploring the beautiful and open extreme landscape of the American Southwest.
Matthew Moore’s landscape photographs focus on the southern California region in and around Joshua Tree National Park and are intermingled with Polaroid portraits of people living in the area. His photographs investigate themes such as the desire to escape from society and the blurred boundaries of military and civilian zones in the desert.
Liz Donadio’s photographs, taken on multiple visits to far west TX and Big Bend National Park, examine the intimacy of desert life by observing its light, flora, and land. Wide open spaces, rooms, and multiple exposures speak to the magical, calming nature of this environment.
Together, the works in this exhibition offer a poetic look at a region that is both hostile and seductive to those that seek to discover it.