Friday, June 25, 2010

Mers One - Paintings and Sculptures - Saturday June 26

Mers One - Solid Gallery One
Mers CBS will have his first solo show in the heart of Los Angeles at the Solid Gallery One tattoo studio and art gallery. The show will consist of Mers' work on canvas and sculptures and will be somewhat of a departure from his graffiti art that we have seen over more than 10 years in Los Angeles. (Video: We have filmed Mers in March of 2010 paint a mural)

Saturday, June 26, 2010 8PM - 11PM

Solid Gallery One
334 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles CA 90036 (directions)

The show runs June 26, 2010 - August 15, 2010
Mers One - Solid Gallery One

Press Release:
SOLID GALLERY ONE presents MERS ONE: Paintings & Sculptures
OPENING RECEPTION: SATURDAY, June 26th 8PM-11PM

Mers is a Los Angeles based Graffiti Artist who has been actively painting aerosol murals since the early nineties. As a lifelong artist and a member of the legendary CBS Crew from Los Angeles, his creativity is not just confined to the large murals that he is widely known for. Mers has assembled a vast body of work on canvas and sculptures, a collection he will present as part of "Mers One: Paintings & Sculptures", along with an installation in the gallery. Although Mers has been exhibited in gallery settings in the past, Solid Gallery One is proud to host his first solo show opening on June 26th, 2010 and running through August 15th.

When viewing Mers' paintings, it's evident that his fascination with old cars is one of his greatest inspirations. He states the he has "always been attracted to old cars, especially abandoned old cars, and how such great works of art made of chrome and steel could be left to rot." He believes their resilience to weather and time affords them the utmost respect.

It is this fascination with forgotten works of art that reveals itself in Mers' sculptural works as well, as he often makes use of found objects. While giving the objects a new meaning and relevance within his dioramas and mixed media sculptures, Mers masterfully finds that nostalgic connection that pulls his viewers in. The sensitivity he uses in selecting the objects that relate to one another, and his use of medium and texture are stories unto themselves.

When viewing the work of Mers, one can see the ever present lighthearted, tongue in cheek sense of humor that is what unites much of his collection. Together with his bold graffiti aesthetic, and his expert craftsmanship, "Mers One: Paintings & Sculptures", without question, will inspire the masses!

Please join us as we unveil his much anticipated debut exhibition!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wish I could attend...Will you be photographing this, GH?

GraffHead said...

Sometimes this gallery doesn't allow pictures to be taken. But if it is allowed, I will definitely be taking pictures.

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