RADIANT SPECTRUM

March 9 – April 20, 2019

Curated by Mark Murphy

Christian Clayton, Emotion: Love, 2018.

MASH Gallery presents “Radiant Spectrum” art exhibit curated by art publisher and designer Mark Murphy

Opening Reception, Saturday, March 9, 2019, 7 PM to 10:30 PM Free to the public, 21+ Only Please, Street Parking, #radiantspectrum

Radiant Spectrum is a vibrant art exhibition celebrating color by 16 contemporary artists showcasing painting, drawing, sculpture and mixed media installation. Curated by publisher and designer, Mark Murphy, who shares, “Radiant Spectrum establishes color as a central character, and presents an eclectic variety of modern expressions created specifically for this salon-inspired installation.” Attendees of Radiant Spectrum at Mash Gallery will find themselves immersed into a world composed of avant-garde forms and narratives complimenting art brut and contemporary notions, while recognizing Abstract Expressionism, Cubism, and Surrealism points of inspiration. Art collectors and aficionados will be presented with traditional and non-traditional gallery installations working together to present sculptural forms, pinned works and framed presentations.

Los Angeles artist, Christian Clayton presents ten new mixed media constructions, “Emotion,” comprised of a series of textures, patterns, and color fields that all harmonize into expressive portraits. San Diego artist and former biologist, Kelsey Brookes exhibits “Untitled Molecular Study,” a new miniature painting in preparation of a larger body of molecular paintings.

Radiant Spectrum presents Michelle A. Benoit, Jud Bergeron, Kelsey Brookes, Jill Carlock, Christian Clayton, Nate Harris, Terry Hoff, Shaelin Jornigan, Tasha Kusama, Kevin Long – aka – Spanky, Joe Roberts – aka – LSD Worldpeace, David Shillinglaw, Bonnie Marie Smith, Tricia Strickfaden, Kellesimone Waits, Marco Zamora, color psychic Sarah Potter and curated by Mark Murphy of Murphy Design.

Mash Gallery presents Radiant Spectrum March 9 – April 20, 2019.

 

Opening Reception March 9, 7 PM – 10:30 PM

PRESS Event – Radiant Spectrum Artist Talk, Friday, March 8. 6:30 PM – 7 PM (Gallery open Noon – 7 PM)

Radiant Spectrum special event featuring color psychic Sarah Potter, March 23, 6 PM – 9 PM (RSVP Free)

 

Right: Tricia Strickfaden, Venice to Malibu, 2018.

Below: Kelsey Brookes, Untitled Molecular Study, 2019.

 

 

MASH Gallery presents “Radiant Spectrum” art exhibit curated by art publisher and designer Mark Murphy

 Mark Murphy, owner of Murphy Design, has curated thematic art exhibitions celebrating contemporary and narrative traditions since 1998. Mark Murphy has worked with hundreds of artists of our time including: Trenton Doyle Hancock, EMIT exhibition at Ringling Museum, Dialogue, the Fine Art of Conversation at the Santa Monica Museum of Art, In the Land of Retinal Delights at the Laguna Art Museum, and Behind Photographs by Tim Mantoani at the Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, just to name a few. Notably, Mark Murphy has curated 27 major exhibitions and designed over 58 books and catalogs for the Clayton Brothers, Martin Wittfooth, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Jack Kirby, Hanna-Barbera, Cartoon Network and Clint Eastwood. Mark Murphy of Murphy Design is included in the permanent collections of the Library of Congress, American Institute of Graphic Arts, Riverside Art Museum, Laguna Art Museum and MCASD. Radiant Spectrum marks the first curatorial exhibition at Mash Gallery in Los Angeles. Mash Gallery presents Radiant Spectrum March 9 – April 20, 2019.