Martin Machado - Cold Comfort - May 27 - July 3, 2022

May 28th, 2022

Martin Machado

Cold Comfort


Park Life Gallery

May 27 – July 3, 2022


Opening Reception Friday May 27th 6-8 pm



Park Life is happy to announce the opening of Cold Comfort, an exhibition of new paintings by artist Martin Machado.


From the Artist:

Sometime toward the beginning of the pandemic I began a ritual of occasionally making plein air paintings at night. They were typically done around the time of the full moon each month and mostly painted from a beach or pier looking out to sea. They became little meditative excursions, walking or biking to find a good spot, painting with a dimmed headlamp, trying to keep my eyes adjusted to the darkness yet have just enough light to see my canvas and palette.  Of course, there are challenges associated with working outdoors at night; numb hands from the sheer cold of the sea air in the middle of winter, having to sneak onto a locked pier, as well as those typical fears that come with being alone in the dark and wondering what might sneak up on you.  The resulting paintings were usually a surprise when seen in the light back at home, both a record of what I had seen and imagined.   This is a collection of some of these plein air works as well as paintings done in the studio that were directly influenced by the palette and style that resulted from those experiments.


Martin lives in San Francisco with his family and has shown his work internationally and has been featured in The San Francisco Chronicle, The New York Times Magazine, Juxtapoz, New American Paintings, and most recently The Surfer’s Journal. This is his second show at Park Life.


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