Martin’s paintings engage issues of perception as they relate to imaging of landscape. Eight medium-to-large scale works were featured at Greenberg Van Doren. Rocky terrain and calcified trees are rendered in what appears from a distance to be nearly perfect black and white photo-realism. The apparently nocturnal images require protracted viewing in order for the eye to adjust to their smoky pallet, and at a close range the pictures break down into fragments evocative of digital imaging. The work promotes a sense of non-specific nostalgia, referencing images of the past, but also alluding to the uncertainty of the future. Published on the occasion of the exhibition Cameron Martin: Eclipse.
Essay: Andrea Scott
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