For its first exhibition opening in 2008 gallery PPOW in New York City will present “Islands,” its seventh exhibitions featuring the collaborative works of Walter Martin and Paloma Munoz. For their recent body of work the two artists have created a series of fictional wintry island landscapes which are inhabited by small communities of people. It appears in the works that most of the planet has been swallowed up and the remaining tops of mountains are the last place for civilization to go. Walter Martin and Paloma Munoz have been working collaboratively for the past 14 years, and have exhibited internationally with works in the collections of the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid, La Caixa in Barcelona, Spain and the KIASMA Museum of Contemporary Art in Helsinki. In addition to the PPOW exhibition in NYC, the artists will also be exhibiting at Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art in Vienna, Austria and at Cerealart in Philadelphia, PA.