RADIANT SPECTRUM: Curated by Mark Murphy

9 March - 20 April 2019

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

 

“Radiant Spectrum establishes color as a central character, and presents an eclectic variety of modern expressions created specifically for this salon-inspired installation.” — Mark Murphy

 

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.

 

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.

 

Radiant Spectrum featured artists include Michelle A. Benoit, Jud Bergeron, Kelsey Brookes, Jill Carlock, Christian Clayton,  Nate Harris, Terry Hoff (Right), Shaelin Jornigan, Tasha Kusama, Kevin Long – aka – Spanky, David Shillinglaw, Bonnie Marie Smith, Tricia Strickfaden, and Marco Zamora