The Pandemic and sheltering in place have rapidly changed the way that everyone is facing its challenges. For Martin Webb, whose studio shares property with an urban farm, the incremental changes of the plants became a daily observation and focus of his artwork, and may well have subconsciously permeated his paintings. He says, ”I chose to respond to the darkness of the experience by making paintings that are abundant with plants, foliage, light, and color. I wanted my studio to be a place of optimism and benevolence, from where I could put out positive images into the world.” These new paintings will be on view at his first major exhibition with the Stemmel Gallery in Reno, NV. The opening is June 9th and the show will run through July 9th, 2000.

Stremmel Gallery
1400 South Virginia Street
Reno, Nevada 89502