Martin Machado: Too Far Gone

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Showing Through: May 5th-May 26th, 2012

The romanticism of a life at sea unveils the forgotten days of the great sailing ships that used to make up the Merchant Marine. But while the sailors desire for the unknown remains, the shipping industry has radically changed. Steel container ships, radar, and global positioning systems of present day have considerably tamed the voyage, but in its place solitude and disconnect have become the true dangers of life at sea. Martin spent six months at sea as a watch-standing deckhand on an international container ship. The ship travelled back and forth from New York to Singapore, stopping at many ports in between, and eventually crossed thePacific returning him to the San Francisco Bay. Spending eight of the twelve-hour workday on the bridge as a lookout, the artist’s mind had ample time to wander while staring at the horizon,far out to sea. These paintings are homage to the wanderers of the seas and the forefathers of the shipping industry.

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Deck-work in the Atlantic - acrylic paint on ship's routing chart - 24" x 38"
Deck-work in the Atlantic
acrylic paint on ship's routing chart
24" x 38"
Glass Containers - etched glass
Glass Containers
etched glass
Wake, Mid-Atlantic - oil paint on canvas - 48" x 36"
Wake, Mid-Atlantic
oil paint on canvas
48" x 36"
Throwing the Heaving Line in Singapore - acrylic and oil paint on found nautical chart over panel - 29" x 43"
Throwing the Heaving Line in Singapore
acrylic and oil paint on found nautical chart over panel
29" x 43"
Setting the Gangway 2 - acrylic paint on found nautical chart over panel - 43" x 30"
Setting the Gangway 2
acrylic paint on found nautical chart over panel
43" x 30"
The Rebirth of Venus - acrylic and oil paint on driftwood - 14" x 23"
The Rebirth of Venus
acrylic and oil paint on driftwood
14" x 23"
The Last Days of Sailing - gouache paint on paper - 13" x 16" framed
The Last Days of Sailing
gouache paint on paper
13" x 16" framed
Shipping Mashup  - gouache paint on paper - 13" x 16" framed
Shipping Mashup
gouache paint on paper
13" x 16" framed
Be Vigilant in Pirate Water - gouache paint on paper - 43" x 30"
Be Vigilant in Pirate Water
gouache paint on paper
43" x 30"
Container Wall Indian Ocean - archival digital print - 13" x 16"
Container Wall Indian Ocean
archival digital print
13" x 16"
Suez Canal, Side-Channel - archival digital print - 13" x 16"
Suez Canal, Side-Channel
archival digital print
13" x 16"
Dolphins Off Savannah - archival digital print - 13" x 16"
Dolphins Off Savannah
archival digital print
13" x 16"
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