Mash Gallery’s First Exhibit At New Stunning Location Presents LA’s Finest Artists

Owner Haleh Mashian Shares ‘Formless Form’ Artists Motivation

Red Carpet Grand Opening Sat May 14th



Mash Gallery is set to open its doors this weekend at the new stunning space at 812N La Cienega Blvd.
The VIP red carpet event will showcase some of LA’s finest artists, chosen by the talented Haleh Mashian, an accomplished artist herself and Mash Gallery owner.
The sold out event will be a night to remember as always, not only does Mashian have a keen eye for unique artists, she makes her shows very special with extra touches to create the perfect ambience and viewing experience.
The opening night will also feature a DJ, cocktails by El Cristiano tequila and Aquahydrate.
Mashian has chosen the following unique artists for the new gallery debut and here is a description of each artist's motivation, a personal quote from a couple of the artists themselves and what inspires them.
Starting with Mashian herself, here is a who’s who for the opening night ‘Formless Form’ exhibit.
Haleh Mashian - For over 20+ years, Haleh Mashian’s art has colorfully illustrated her unique, astute view of the world, both real and imagined. As a painter and creative expressionist, Mashian's abstract works reveal her appreciation of color theory, compositional form and the study of positive and negative space. Working in mixed media and using a variety of techniques from collage to impasto, a repeated layering and application of paint, Mashian’s dynamic pieces range from smaller artworks that can be placed together to large-scale paintings.

Lisa Schulte - Lisa Schulte is an American artist, also known as "The Neon Queen", who is best known for her work in expressive neon sculpture. Schulte started bending neon in the early 1980s, creating custom neon signs and neon prop rentals to the entertainment industry under her Los Angeles-based neon studio, Nights of Neon.

Lerone Wilson - A sculptor and painter living and working in New York, Lerone Wilson’s primary medium is beeswax, the oldest form of painting, used by the ancient Kemetic people to create art, among other things. His sculpted encaustic paintings explore the complexities of the historical and cultural inferences of spirituality, history and identity.

Kenny Nguyen - “My work explores the concept of cultural identity, integration, and displacement. My studio practice is influenced by Vietnamese cultural heritage and background in fashion design. I use silk, a cultural-rich material, as a metaphor for my personal identity.”

Ian Rayer-Smith - “In a world preoccupied with technology, there is something remarkable about painting. It connects us back to man’s earliest and most elemental forms of self expression. I am not interested in painting something that already exists. My pressing urge is to use paint to explore new forms which will ultimately carry emotional weight. I try not to recreate an image. Instead, I may use it as a reference point by which to move from one painting to the next.”

Frank Hyder - Frank Hyder has participated in more than 200 group shows and over 100 solo exhibitions throughout the Americas, Asia and Europe, including 10 individual exhibitions in New York City. Solo museum exhibitions in Venezuela at the Museum of Modern Art Caracas, Museo Jacobo Borges, Museum of Modern Art Zulia, Museo Universidad de Los Andes and Museum of Modern Art Coro. Other solo museum exhibitions: Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Carnegie Museum CA, La Salle Museum of Art, National Museum of Catholic Art and History and The Noyes Museum. He is one of ten artists whose heroic inflatables formed the “Giants in the City” exhibition in Miami during Art Basel Miami.

Chase Langford - Chase Langford has invented Geographic Expressionism, a distinctive visual language that is grounded in the natural and built environment while embarking into uncharted territory. His impactful work recalls maps and aerial photography of sea coasts, mountains, farmland and cities through a calculated execution and refined draftsmanship.

Bryan Ricci - Bryan Ricci is an award-winning artist based in the United States whose paintings have been exhibited both nationally and in Australia. He cites the emphasis on color theory as being the constant element in his works throughout his career. For Ricci, "color is the most powerful aspect of painting". Employing raw pigments, acrylics, and resin, as well as other materials such as sand, he incorporates texture into his pieces in order to "push past the image".

Bruce MacDonald -“I grew up in Winnetka, Illinois, with farms, cornfields, and barns edging our world, a world that fascinated me even as a young boy. We played in the cornfields and sometimes in the barn behind our house. Many a day found me sitting amongst them, dreaming and drawing.”

Anthony Liggins - Inspired by the artist's background in fashion design, Le Smoking sculptures represent the layers of meaning we find in life and the infinite and unknown places each path and choice can lead to. Each sculpture is meticulously handcrafted with 300 or more small pieces of exotic wood sustainably cultivated in South America, giving new life and purpose to one of Mother Earth's greatest resources.

Aman Shekarchi - Aman’s art is a unique representation of how art can create the bridge to protection to the spiritual world. As a child, Aman was fascinated with the unknown and found that his paintbrush was the key to tapping into his visions. Aman began painting at a very young age. His paintings are unlike any other paintings ever seen before. Aman’s paintings represent Middle Eastern, Egyptian, and Indian history through his uncanny talent of creating sculptures on canvas. Every painting Aman has created tells a story about the fortification of the spiritual realm that creates the path to live a full and prosperous life.

Alberto Sanchez - “I work with both urban settings and the natural world. Landscapes balance and complete me. The challenge I set myself in my work is to broaden the sense of these landscapes. Pursuing these ideas continues to inspire me every day. Painting the image brings the work a level of un-realism. The colors I use embody the energy and feelings of the place I have visited and photographed.”

If you are not one of the fortunate guests that attends the opening night on Sat May 14th, be sure to check out the ‘Formless Form’ exhibit at the new Mash Gallery location.
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