Oculus Clamantis in Deserto: Splendor and Disaster in the California Outback

Palm Springs Fine Art Fair Special Exhibits February 11-14, 2016

Curated by Peter Frank, this special presentation at this year's Palm Springs Fine Art Fair samples the work of several artists both local and Los Angeles based who have embraced the desert as a spiritual and/or social as well as physical site. They view the desert not as a wasteland but as a terrain as fragile and poignant as it is harsh and alien - an ecosystem stabilized by it's inherent contradictions and at the same time threatened by new ones.

Participating artists include Bill Leigh Brewer, Alexander de Cadenet, Carol Es, Doron Gazit, David Green, Mark Indig, Deborah Martin, Osceola Refetoff, Stephanie Schneider and Susan Schulten.

Los Angeles mixed media artiist, Carol Es: Oil on Canvas, Abstract desert landscape of Joshua Tree: Ladder to Dad