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And These Natural Things

Works by Melissa Martinez

California Museum of Photography

April 26 - July 5, 2008

Opening Reception

Saturday, April 26, 2008, 7pm - 9pm

And These Natural Things marks the first Southern California solo exhibition for Melissa Martinez who has risen to prominence in the art scene. Her works illustrate the desert's natural resources within familiar urban landscapes. A native of Chicago, Martinez's work confronts and narrates her outlook at nature's intrusion on her current surroundings of Arizona. The exhibition will include an isolated projection with orchestrated sound and sculptural video displays, each documenting nature's volatile state of eeriness, celebration, disembodiment and melancholy.