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Douglas Martenson

Outside Looking In

March 3 - 27

Inside Looking Out

March 3 - 27

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Gross McCleaf Gallery is pleased to present
two new exhibitions!

Douglas Martenson: Outside Looking In
+ Group Show: Inside Looking Out
March 3 - 27, 2021

Gallery hours are Wednesday - Saturday, 10 - 5 pm


Outside, 38" x 24", Oil On Board, Douglas Martenson

Douglas Martenson, Outside (detail)

38" x 24"

Oil On Board

Featured Exhibition, Douglas Martenson: Outside Looking In

Douglas Martenson paints observationally in various locations in Maine and Pennsylvania. He meticulously documents the light, atmosphere and environment of each view through a variety of painting techniques. While the painted objects appear with local color firmly established, a sensitive eye will begin to perceive deep reds, light purples, golds, chromatic grays and a spectrum of ever-present blues. Martenson’s careful handling of paint opens up worlds within each object, giving way to a conceptual interpretation over time.

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.

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Featured Inside Looking Out

Betsy Eby, April

45" x 45"

Hot Wax, Cold Wax, Ink, Oil On Panel

Featured Group Show: Inside Looking Out

Douglas Martenson curated Inside Looking Out with the intention of creating a dialogue between this group exhibit and his own solo show, Outside Looking In. GMG is pleased to present works by Brian Boutwell, Betsy Eby, Deirdre Murphy, Celia Reisman, Rebecca Segall, Sterling Shaw, Mickayel Thurin, Alexandra Tyng, and Leigh Werrell.

Martenson says of his selection,

“As artists, we often feel like outsiders observing our world. We are looking to communicate our concerns, questions and thoughts, all in search of greater meaning, while also speaking for our time.

For this show, I have chosen a group of artists who in their own ways are questioning outwardly by continually drawing from within...”

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Matterport Link to Virtual Show - Martha Armstrong & Nicole Parker

Martha Armstrong: Trees, Seas and Objects & Nicole Parker: Thresholds

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We Invite You to Virtually Visit and Browse                        GMG's February Exhibitions!



CLICK HERE   for the Virtual 3D Gallery Tour                                                                   


Click on the blue tag to the right of each painting for details.

Email for availability. Enjoy!