Martha Armstrong will show recent landscapes, painted from a woodlot in Vermont where she and her family have visited since 1969. "A landscape so familiar takes on resonance of something felt or experienced, stand-ins for something or someone."
Martha Armstrong will show recent landscapes at Bowery Gallery, 530 W. 25th Street, NYC, from March 26th to April 20, 2019. The opening reception is Thursday, March 28th, 5-8 pm. In 2015, Roberta Smith wrote, "Ms. Armstrong is the suave disciplinarian of a muscular style. She stacks blocky shapes of color that describe one landscape - a hill with some woods and a shack-visible from the window of her Vermont studio that may be her Mont Sainte-Victoire. But her shapes also maintain a nearly sculptural independence, hovering slightly above the image, just beyond legibility...They wear their devotions on their sleeves - Cezanne, Fauvism, Cubism, Arthur Dove - but their bigness, blockiness and electric spontaneity are quite their own..." (NYTimes, 9/25/15).