TO MAIN ART GALLERY
belleza esta en la calle!" (Beauty is in the Street!)"
Mark Vallen 2015 ©
Oil on linen. 14" x 16" inches
at the exhibit Wishes and Dreams at
Avenue 50 Studio. Los Angeles, California
Dec. 12, 2015 - Jan. 17, 2016
a closer look at this painting.
most recent oil painting, °La belleza esta en la calle!
(Beauty is in the Street!), will be premiered at the Wishes
and Dreams exhibition at Avenue 50 Studio in Highland
Park, Los Angeles California. Curated by esteemed L.A. painter
Raoul De la Sota, the group show features the works of sixteen
artists who present in their artworks 'the hopes, aspirations,
dreams, memories, and wishes the participants have for themselves
or for the world.'
what is my wish, my dream? It is that we all end our conformist,
hyper-consumerist, pessimistic, work-a-day-world apocalyptic
thinking, to become idealists, artists, and utopians. In
short, the same dream I have always embraced. As an oil
painting °La belleza esta en la calle! (Beauty is
in the Street!) echoes my philosophy that a better world
is possible only when the multitudes begin to imagine it,
and then fill the avenues to create it.
title of my oil painting came from a street poster produced
in 1968 Paris by an anonymous member of the worker and student
run art cooperative known as the Atelier
Populare (Popular Workshop). But I do not live in Paris,
France and it is not 1968; I am a painter living in the
megalopolis of Los Angeles, California during the dawn of
the 3rd Millennium."
and Dreams opens on Saturday, December 12, 2015, with
an artistís reception from 7 pm to 10 pm. The exhibit will
run through Jan. 17, 2016. Avenue 50 Studio is located at
131 North Avenue 50, in Highland Park, CA 90042 (map).