WALTER MARTIN & PALOMA MUÑOZ: WAYWARD BOUND
March 1–May 31, 2009
Walter Martin & Paloma Muñoz,Meanwhile Further South.
Artist team Walter Martin & Paloma Muñoz (NY) use the medium of snow globes to create dark narratives and strange situations that straddle reality and dream worlds. Through odd human interactions, alienating pilgrimages, and hostile situations, these tiny microcosms relate to the human condition and our experiences as we travel through life. Martin & Muñoz hand sculpt these miniature landscapes and then set them inside water and glass. Large panoramic photographs documenting these narratives complement the globes, exaggerating the scenes to a cinematic scope, and bringing to life the striking detail found in the small, icy worlds.
Objects often associated with travel, serving as vacation memento, these globes are darkly humorous, unconventional and not your typical souvenir.