Haleh Mashian, a prolific painter and owner of MASH Gallery, is set to return for her second groundbreaking exhibit at the W Hotel Hollywood in conjunction with Frieze LA. The À GOGO II exhibit will debut on Thursday, February 17th, 2022 at the exclusive W Hotel Hollywood, and the event is an invite-only red carpet affair aligned with the opening of Frieze LA.
The much anticipated exhibit is a continuation of the tradition established by Mashian’s outstanding show in 2020 which also opened during Frieze LA and had record attendance and received critical acclaim. Mashian has been climbing the curatorial ladder with increasingly exciting and innovative exhibitions securing her place as a creative force in the Los Angeles art community as an artist and philanthropist. Mashian, an accomplished artist herself, also has a talent for inviting established artists as well as discovering new and emerging artists.
Mashian previously produced and exhibited À GOGO in 2020 at the W Hotel and also at the impressive downtown Mash Gallery located in the Arts District. Although the 2021 exhibit was postponed due to the pandemic, Mashian put her typical positive spin on things and used this time to seek out and work with unique artists. Mash Gallery promised to produce a larger scale show and Mashian, in her typical fashion, has delivered just that. Two years of precise dedication and commitment have paid off to ensure the 2022 exhibit will be a stunning and memorable experience for all artists, art lovers and the creative Los Angeles community. This is not to be missed.
À GOGO II will consist of a collection of unique works from local, national and international artists displaying an extensive array of technique, visual strength, language, and culture. The viewers are invited to new ways of exploring abstraction through a variety of mediums. The talented artists will come together to create a cohesive yet individually strong exhibition where each painting stands alone and yet lends itself to be part of a full orchestration. The simplicity meets the unconventional palette, values, and visual color contrast which excites the eye and evokes imagination, involvement, and certain moods. This assertively dynamic, raw, edgy and uplifting exhibition will explode into a visual ecstasy.
Aman Shekarchi will exhibit for the first time with Mash Gallery. Two of our favorite pieces are “The Protector” and “Queen of the Dark Abyss." Aman intertwines mixed-media sculpture and straight-edge painting to yield masterful three-dimensional pieces which provoke an imaginary journey into a sacred mystery. Rachel Nelson pieces “Mergers and Acquisitions” and “And All That Leisure Implies” are delightful with deep messages about capitalism and consumerism. She works with acrylic and gouache on cardboard. Luis Sanchez will be exhibiting three unique paintings, including “The Queen, The King, and The Prince” featuring Madonna, Michael Jackson, Prince and a magical landscape. He creates realistic figurative work rich with metaphors and subtextual meaning, and his works are a pure pleasure to investigate.
Mashian is extremely supportive of all talented artists and this is evident in everything she does creatively. Her passion and commitment to her gallery and supporting her fellow artists is second to none. “Color is life and life is color. Every chakra has a color. As if nature constantly reminds us that our divinity is intertwined with colors. To live life fully is to embrace all the nuances that color brings to our daily lives.” Said Mashian.
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À GOGO II debuts opening night of Frieze LA, February 17th, 2022, 6-10PM, at the W Hotel Hollywood.