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Douglas Martenson

Home & Away

September 2022

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6th Street  15" x 11"  Oil On Wood

6th Street

15" x 11"

Oil On Wood

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Barn  12" x 16"  Oil On Wood

Barn

12" x 16"

Oil On Wood

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Cityscape  15" x 11"  Charcoal And Mixed Media On Paper

Cityscape

15" x 11"

Charcoal And Mixed Media On Paper

 

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Closed  16" x 12"  Oil On Wood

Closed

16" x 12"

Oil On Wood

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Doorway  16" x 12"  Oil On Wood

Doorway (SOLD)

16" x 12"

Oil On Wood

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Dry Summer  11" x 15"  Watercolor On Toned Paper

Dry Summer

11" x 15"

Watercolor On Toned Paper

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Fall Kelly Drive  16" x 12"  Oil On Wood

Fall Kelly Drive

16" x 12"

Oil On Wood

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Fall Kelly Drive 1  16" x 12"  Oil On Wood

Fall Kelly Drive 1

16" x 12"

Oil On Wood

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Fall Kelly Drive 2  16" x 12"  Oil On Wood

Fall Kelly Drive 2

16" x 12"

Oil On Wood

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Fall Kelly Drive 3  16" x 12"  Oil On Wood

Fall Kelly Drive 3

16" x 12"

Oil On Wood

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Fire I  12" x 16"  Oil On Wood

Fire I (SOLD)

12" x 16"

Oil On Wood

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Fire II  12" x 16"  Oil On Wood

Fire II

12" x 16"

Oil On Wood

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Fire III  12" x 16"  Oil On Wood

Fire III

12" x 16"

Oil On Wood

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Fire IV 11" x 15"  Oil On Wood

Fire IV

11" x 15"

Oil On Wood

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Fire V  12" x 16"  Oil On Wood

Fire V

12" x 16"

Oil On Wood

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For Sale  12" x 16"  Oil On Wood

For Sale

12" x 16"

Oil On Wood

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In A Field  15" x 11"  Oil On Wood

In A Field (HOLD)

15" x 11"

Oil On Wood

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Lightning  11" x 15"  Oil On Wood

Lightning

11" x 15"

Oil On Wood

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Milkweed  15" x 11"  Oil On Wood

Milkweed

15" x 11"

Oil On Wood

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Needed Rain  11" x 15"  Oil On Wood

Needed Rain

11" x 15"

Oil On Wood

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New Path  15" x 11"  Oil On Wood

New Path

15" x 11"

Oil On Wood

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Rock  15" x 11"  Watercolor On Paper

Rock

15" x 11"

Watercolor On Paper

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Storm  14" x 11"  Oil On Wood

Storm

14" x 11"

Oil On Wood

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Strong Light  16" x 12"  Oil On Wood

Strong Light

16" x 12"

Oil On Wood

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Sunset  12" x 8"  Oil On Wood

Sunset

12" x 8"

Oil On Wood

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Trees On The Hill  12" x 8"  Oil On Wood

Trees On The Hill

12" x 8"

Oil On Wood

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Two Windows  12" x 16"  Oil On Wood

Two Windows

12" x 16"

Oil On Wood

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Walking Back  11" x 15"  Oil On Wood

Walking Back

11" x 15"

Oil On Wood

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Water Hose  12" x 16"  Oil On Wood

Water Hose

12" x 16"

Oil On Wood

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Wood Street  15" x 11"  Charcoal And Watercolor On Toned Paper

Wood Street

15" x 11"

Charcoal And Watercolor On Toned Paper

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Wyeth's Muse  12" x 16"  Oil On Wood

Wyeth's Muse (SOLD)

12" x 16"

Oil On Wood

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Yellow Sky  11" x 14"  Oil On Wood

Yellow Sky

11" x 14"

Oil On Wood

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6th Street  15" x 11"  Oil On Wood

6th Street

15" x 11"

Oil On Wood

Barn  12" x 16"  Oil On Wood

Barn

12" x 16"

Oil On Wood

Cityscape  15" x 11"  Charcoal And Mixed Media On Paper

Cityscape

15" x 11"

Charcoal And Mixed Media On Paper

 

Closed  16" x 12"  Oil On Wood

Closed

16" x 12"

Oil On Wood

Doorway  16" x 12"  Oil On Wood

Doorway (SOLD)

16" x 12"

Oil On Wood

Dry Summer  11" x 15"  Watercolor On Toned Paper

Dry Summer

11" x 15"

Watercolor On Toned Paper

Fall Kelly Drive  16" x 12"  Oil On Wood

Fall Kelly Drive

16" x 12"

Oil On Wood

Fall Kelly Drive 1  16" x 12"  Oil On Wood

Fall Kelly Drive 1

16" x 12"

Oil On Wood

Fall Kelly Drive 2  16" x 12"  Oil On Wood

Fall Kelly Drive 2

16" x 12"

Oil On Wood

Fall Kelly Drive 3  16" x 12"  Oil On Wood

Fall Kelly Drive 3

16" x 12"

Oil On Wood

Fire I  12" x 16"  Oil On Wood

Fire I (SOLD)

12" x 16"

Oil On Wood

Fire II  12" x 16"  Oil On Wood

Fire II

12" x 16"

Oil On Wood

Fire III  12" x 16"  Oil On Wood

Fire III

12" x 16"

Oil On Wood

Fire IV 11" x 15"  Oil On Wood

Fire IV

11" x 15"

Oil On Wood

Fire V  12" x 16"  Oil On Wood

Fire V

12" x 16"

Oil On Wood

For Sale  12" x 16"  Oil On Wood

For Sale

12" x 16"

Oil On Wood

In A Field  15" x 11"  Oil On Wood

In A Field (HOLD)

15" x 11"

Oil On Wood

Lightning  11" x 15"  Oil On Wood

Lightning

11" x 15"

Oil On Wood

Milkweed  15" x 11"  Oil On Wood

Milkweed

15" x 11"

Oil On Wood

Needed Rain  11" x 15"  Oil On Wood

Needed Rain

11" x 15"

Oil On Wood

New Path  15" x 11"  Oil On Wood

New Path

15" x 11"

Oil On Wood

Rock  15" x 11"  Watercolor On Paper

Rock

15" x 11"

Watercolor On Paper

Storm  14" x 11"  Oil On Wood

Storm

14" x 11"

Oil On Wood

Strong Light  16" x 12"  Oil On Wood

Strong Light

16" x 12"

Oil On Wood

Sunset  12" x 8"  Oil On Wood

Sunset

12" x 8"

Oil On Wood

Trees On The Hill  12" x 8"  Oil On Wood

Trees On The Hill

12" x 8"

Oil On Wood

Two Windows  12" x 16"  Oil On Wood

Two Windows

12" x 16"

Oil On Wood

Walking Back  11" x 15"  Oil On Wood

Walking Back

11" x 15"

Oil On Wood

Water Hose  12" x 16"  Oil On Wood

Water Hose

12" x 16"

Oil On Wood

Wood Street  15" x 11"  Charcoal And Watercolor On Toned Paper

Wood Street

15" x 11"

Charcoal And Watercolor On Toned Paper

Wyeth's Muse  12" x 16"  Oil On Wood

Wyeth's Muse (SOLD)

12" x 16"

Oil On Wood

Yellow Sky  11" x 14"  Oil On Wood

Yellow Sky

11" x 14"

Oil On Wood

"...these are images of ‘home’ and ‘away’ –  familiar views from my life, as well as unsettling depictions of burning scenes from across the country.”


- Douglas Martenson
 

Douglas Martenson - Home & Away - Exhibitions - Gross McCleaf Gallery

New Path, 15" x 11", Oil On Wood

Gross McCleaf Gallery is pleased to present a new selection of small works by gallery artist, Douglas Martenson, in Home & Away. Martenson paints observationally in various locations throughout Maine and Pennsylvania. His new works feature a return to the familiar subject matter of landscape: intimate views of buildings, urban streets, knobby trees, and an exploration of environments under duress.

“Landscape painting has consistently been a vehicle for conceptual ideas. Realist painters, like myself, can often be pigeonholed into a category of simply depicting what can be seen without further thought or concept. While I embrace beauty in my work, it is more than decorative. Utilizing landscape as a means of inquiry, I am exploring new and challenging ideas such as climate change, loss, and a sense of place.

 

 

"This collection consists of paintings of the house and property my wife and I rent while in Maine, as well as paintings of Kelly Drive and of the area surrounding my studio in South Philadelphia. Some paintings capture the way light transforms the buildings and changes the landscape, whereas others depict the all-consuming force of wildfires. Like the title of the show reflects, these are images of ‘home’ and ‘away’ –  familiar views from my life, as well as unsettling depictions of burning scenes from across the country.”   

- Douglas Martenson

Douglas Martenson - Home & Away - Exhibitions - Gross McCleaf Gallery

Milkweed (Detail), 15" x 11", Oil On Wood

Martenson is also fascinated by what he calls the “artist’s eye”, meaning the way in which an artist’s unique perspective is formed, and how this viewpoint informs their decision-making throughout their practice. Expanding upon this idea, Martenson has curated a companion exhibition to Home & Away that will be on display in the adjacent gallery.

The grouping features an exciting variety of formal approaches with artworks by Christine Lafuente, Heidi Leitzke, Ann Lofquist, Henry Murphy, Nicole Parker, Bethann Parker, and Martha Armstrong. Although the works depict related content, such as land and seascapes, each painting is vastly different in showcasing the singular viewpoint of each maker. 

Douglas Martenson is a professor at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and teaches Drawing at the University of Pennsylvania. He has been exhibiting in Philadelphia with Gross McCleaf Gallery for over two decades and has shown his work regionally and nationally throughout the United States.

Douglas Martenson - Home & Away - Exhibitions - Gross McCleaf Gallery

Closed, 16" x `12", Oil On Wood