Public Land one-year anniversary group show "Climate Therapy "

In celebration of its one-year anniversary, Public Land is hosting a group exhibition that showcases a diverse collection of artists hailing from New York, Connecticut, Chicago, San Francisco, Oakland, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Louis Obispo, Nevada City and Sacramento. Several of these artists have shown in the gallery space over the past year, while many will be exhibiting for the first time in Public Land Gallery, as well as the Sacramento region.  

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In keeping with Public Land Gallery’s intention to facilitate a space that celebrates and also encourages positive engagement with the natural world, curators Austin McManus and Mel Eligon have selected a group of artists whose perspectives and works emulate such a connection–reimagining ways in which humanity witnesses, interacts, and experiences our surrounding environment. Using a variety of mediums, this eclectic body of work illuminates many differentiating depictions and renderings of the world we all inhabit. 

Climate Therapy will be on view at Public Land Gallery from June 29th- August 13th. For price and availability inquiries, please email info@publiclandstore.com. An opening reception for Climate Therapy will be held on June 29th, 2019 from 6-9 P.M.

Exhibiting artists: Devin Troy Strother, Lena Gustafson, Maria Schoettler, Mark Mulroney, Martin Machado, Daniel Gibson, Cody Hudson, Charlotte Beavers, Tahiti Pehrson, Joe Meade, Elizabeth Corkery, Maxwell McMaster, Swampy, Stephen Eichhorn, Greg Ito, Nick Wilkinson, Tyler Sharkey, Esther Marie Hall and Grady Gordon.

Maxwell McMaster's "Down to Earth" @ Public Land

Public Land is excited to announce its 2nd exhibition, Down To Earth by Maxwell McMaster, opening this Saturday, July 21st 6-9 P.M.

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Born and raised in Sacramento, Maxwell has resided in Los Angeles for nearly a decade and will be returning to his hometown for his first solo exhibition. In conversation about this newest collection of work, Maxwell “I Enjoy the idea of a body of work that connects my present surroundings to my hometown, a reminder to stay grounded and in many ways a kind of homecoming.” He goes on to disclose, “I am examining and playing with the idea that we are all born on the Earth, and (that) our bodies will one day return to it. Our connection to nature is always there and it has an array of healing properties.”

Recognized for his refined pastel color palette that often depicts serene California landscapes, Maxwell’s work engages viewers through hypnotic subtle imagery. In his surreal landscapes, the artist often employs the image of a tall skinny palm tree, an iconic symbol of California romanticism. Other paintings see the occasional appearance of planes, people or tranquil puffy clouds resembling silhouettes of recognizable figures. With all of his work, Maxwell finds a composed compositional balance, a skill he has an instinctive knack for and is a defining characteristic of his practice. For Down to Earth at Public Land, the artist will be showing all new works along with a site-specific installation. Maxwell graduated from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and has had solo exhibitions at Gallery Nucleus in Portland, OR and at The Standard Hollywood in Los Angeles, CA. He has been included in a long list of group exhibitions and has painted several public murals, one outdoor large-scale project most recently commissioned by Dropbox.