Walter Martin & Paloma Munoz: Travelers

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Within the simple constraints of a glass globe, the captivating images in "Travelers" conjure up entire sequences of imaginary worlds and events. Walter Martin and Paloma Muñoz collaboratively create mesmerizing miniature snowbound environments, then record them in chilly color photographs. At first glance the work is playful; on closer observation, it often reveals darker narratives: Lone wanderers survey the frigid landscape, people and creatures exhibit unnatural tendencies and ill-defined crimes are committed. Martin & Muñoz create the figures--either adapting ready-mades or shaping them out of clay--then paint and position them within the environments they also construct. The final compositions are then captured in photographs that are meticulously stitched and adjusted digitally for the final effect.
This new book, featuring an original short story by acclaimed author Jonathan Lethem, contains the very best of Martin & Muñoz's most notable work, along with their newest series of panoramic narratives, for which they are already receiving accolades from the press--including a recent feature in "The New York Times." Curator Dan Cameron has complimented the artists on their ability to juggle both visual and psychological charges: "At the same time that they produce riddle-like parables about modern existence, they do not shirk the artist's obligation to invent a new formulation of tactile and even sensual pleasure."
Walter Martin, born in Norfolk, Virginia in 1953 and Paloma Muñoz, born in Madrid in 1965, have been professional and personal partners since 1993. They live in Dingmans Ferry, Pennsylvania and maintain a studio in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Their work is in the collections of many prominent institutions, including the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis and the Miami Art Museum. The artists are represented by P.P.O.W. Gallery in New York.

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Walter Martin and Paloma Muņoz have been professional and personal partners since 1993. Their work is in several museum collections, including Museo Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid and La Caixa in Barcelona, Spain. In 2003, their bronze sculptural work was included in MetroSpective at City Hall Park, sponsored by the Public Art Fund. Their Travelers light-boxes were on display in Grand Central Terminal and will also be installed at the Wilshire/Normandie Metro Rail Station in Los Angeles. They are represented by P.P.O.W. Gallery in New York. They live in Dingmans Ferry, Pennsylvania, and maintain a studio in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

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"The photographer duo of Walter Martin and Paloma Muñoz works in a territory trod by David Levinthal, Paolo Ventura and others but with a twist: all their tiny figurines occupy wintry landscapes inside snow globes. The tiny figures are mysterious; their facial expressions are too miniscule or blank to read. The scenes Martin and Muñoz create here alternate between whimsy and menace." -- Holly Stuart Hughes --Photo District News

"The artists have gutted the innocence of snow globes and childlike panoramas and reinvented them as portals to dark fantasies, like dream of fairytale settings gone dangerously awry." -- Milton Fletcher --NY Arts Magazine

"Walter Martin and Paloma Muñoz explore the human condition through an unsettling slippage of reality and fantasy. Paradoxes abound and so the works leave an ample space for interpretation in our minds to complete them. Travelers has a rich texture of ideas, references, memories and dreams, but ultimately it is the suspension of disbelief that is the key to their reception and meaning -- the odd experience of an everyday household object revealing itself as something more surreal totally stumps our expectations. This wonderful synthesis of the familiar and the strange is the linchpin of their work." -- Tim Clark --Next Level

"Plenty of artists play with kitsch in subversive ways, but few do it as cleverly and irresistibly as Walter Martin and Paloma Muñoz." -- Stephen Wallis --Departures

"At first glance the work is playful. But a closer look reveals dark narratives of discomfort: within weird alternate worlds of glass globes, grey-suited Madison Avenue types pull off their heads and are pursued by giant spiders. Well-dressed bodies hang pendant as dewdrops from icy branches, while armies of children stare blankly at each other and a miniature soldier points threateningly. The book reflects a dark humor that touches on our anxieties about global warming and the financial crisis blowing through the country this winter." --The Coastal Traveler

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