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
Web site: www.joanneartmangallery.com
Open Wed-Sunday, 11-5 & by appointment; First Thursday of every month 6-8pm
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.