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Don’t Miss ROBERT MARS @ JoAnne Artman Gallery this Thursday, September 4th from 6-8pm!!!

JoAnne Artman Gallery, Presents in the Main Gallery:

“MARS ATTACKS!” New Works by International Mixed Media Artist Robert Mars

September 4, 2014 – October 31, 2014
Artist Reception: September 4th, 2014 from 6-8pm to coincide with Laguna Beach ArtWalk

Please RSVP: 949.510.5481 by September 1st, 2014


JoAnne Artman Gallery
326 N. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, 92651

Contact:  JoAnne Artman
Telephone:  949-510-5481
E-mail: joanneartman@aol.com
Web site: www.joanneartmangallery.com
Open Wed-Sunday, 11-5 & by appointment; First Thursday of every month 6-8pm

MARS ATTACKS!

JoAnne Artman Gallery is thrilled to announce Robert Mars’ first Solo Exhibition: Mars Attacks!

The remarkable work of mixed media artist Robert Mars explores Americans’ fixation with the iconic. By using symbols from mass media culture –whether the flag, classic film stars, or logos of popular brands – Mars both critiques our culture’s fascination with celebrity and consumerism, while indulging his own nostalgia for America’s golden age of advertising. Deeply influenced by Pop Art, Mars appropriates vintage ephemera into striking new forms that invite the viewer to question their own relationship to these symbols.

Mars graduated from the prestigious Parsons School of Design in New York before embarking on his professional career. He has been featured in exhibitions and art fairs internationally, and his work is held by several museum collections. 

Robert Mars’ work will inspire, provoke, engage and mesmerize.

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Don’t Miss James Verbicky’s Artist Reception Tonight @ JoAnne Artman Gallery!!!

JoAnne Artman Gallery, Presents in the Main Gallery:
“Divisionaire” New Works by International Artist James Verbicky

July 1, 2014 – August 31, 2014
Artist Reception: August 7th, 2014 from 6-8pm to coincide with Laguna Beach ArtWalk

Please RSVP: 949.510.5481 by August 1st, 2014


JoAnne Artman Gallery
326 N. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, 92651

Contact:  JoAnne Artman
Telephone:  949-510-5481
E-mail: joanneartman@aol.com
Web site: www.joanneartmangallery.com
Open Wed-Sunday, 11-5 & by appointment; First Thursday of every month 6-9pm

Divisionaire

James Verbicky’s striking multimedia works defy easy description, deftly combining elements of collage with layers of resin and dye to form panels that burst with color and texture. Verbicky’s appropriation of vintage advertising imagery invites viewers to contemplate a culture of media bombardment, while his masterful sense of proportion and color stimulate the senses.

Though originally from Alberta, Canada, Verbicky’s singular talent has won him accolades worldwide. In 2008, the United States government granted the artist a coveted Extraordinary Ability Green Card in recognition of his important contribution to the arts. His work has been displayed in many institutions internationally, notably at a juried exhibition at the Louvre Museum in Paris.

"The media paintings bridge the gap between sculpture and painting by binding fragments of vintage media to one another, double-exposing language and image and melting them in upon themselves. By unearthing and layering the remnants of dozens of decades of disparate generations, the media paintings transcend simple words and images and become objects containing the essence of human culture." - James Verbicky

James Verbicky’s work will inspire, provoke, engage and mesmerize.