And These Natural Things
Works by Melissa Martinez
And These Natural Things marks the first, Southern California solo exhibition for Melissa Martinez who has risen to prominence in the art scene with works that allude to the desert’s natural resources with familiar urban landscapes. A native of Chicago, Martinez’s work confronts and narrates her outlook at nature’s intrusion on her current surroundings of Arizona, where she currently resides and works. The exhibition includes isolated projections with an orchestrated sound installation and sculptural video displays each documenting nature’s volatile state of eeriness, celebration, disembodiment and melancholy.