Gay Desert Guide - 2021

Arts & Culture

Review: The Glorious Mysteries of Agnes Pelton’s Desert Paintings, on View in Palm Springs

Agnes Pelton Room Decoration in Purple and Gray

“For Agnes Pelton, painting was a profound means for contemplation. Hers and ours.

Take “Messengers,” which centers on a luminous, vase-like translucent vessel floating in a dusky sky above a stylized, silhouetted mountain range. A light blue orb rises behind the mountains and before a pale wash of color, which steadily climbs to become a deep purple plane. Eight soft violet lights glow along the upper edge above six bright, golden palm fronds draped across the vessel’s top..”

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