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1/19: Figurine by Haleh Mashian at Mash Gallery

January 19 through March 2, 2019
Reception for the artist:
Saturday, January 19, 2019, 6 PM – 9 PM

Mash Gallery
1325 Palmetto St,
Los Angeles, CA 90013
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Los Angeles artist and gallery owner, Haleh Mashian presents Figurine, a thematic painting collection, Saturday, January 19, 2019, at the Mash Gallery located in the heart of the LA Arts District.

Curated by Helene Brown of Fresh Paint Art Advisors, Figurine by Haleh Mashian presents a diverse selection of contemporary and figural paintings working together to evoke a harmonious narrative. Deeply personal, Haleh’s compositions are painterly reflections fashioned during pinnacle times of her life. Haleh Mashian shares, “Figurine walks inside the mirror of my life.”

Haleh Mashian is also an accomplished composer and fascinated by the similarities shared between color theory and musical composition. Haleh unites euphony with painterly expression and transcends an emboldened symphony of painterly techniques. Figurine is a visual concert featuring Action Painting, Figural art, and Abstraction.

Figurine by Haleh Mashian, opens Saturday, January 19 at 6 PM and entwines three unique painterly themes: Roses, Tears, and the Female Figure. All three motifs represent a twenty-year focus on boldly painting in the moment, working with live models, and incorporating a variety of different mixed media.

Figurine by Haleh Mashian opens at the Mash Gallery, Saturday, January 19 from 6 PM – 9 PM, and on exhibit through March 2, 2019.

Article on Mash.com


Hearsay: Artists Reveal Urban Legends Opening May 13

Hearsay: Artists Reveal Urban Legends 
Curated by Wendy Sherman, and presented by Arts District Center for the Arts

Opening artists reception: Friday May 13th from 7-10pm
Featuring F is for Freak

LosJoCos Gallery
Downtown Los Angeles
725 Kohler St,
Los Angeles, CA 90021
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Hearsay: Artists Reveal Urban Legends exhibition runs May 13 – June 12, 2016
Opening reception:
Friday, May 13, 7-10pm.
Also open late on Saturday, May 21, and special events on Sunday, May 22
LosJoCos Gallery Hours Thurs–Fri, 4–7pm, Sat–Sun, 2–7pm


Hearsay: Artists Reveal Urban Legends
Urban legends serve as our modern day mythology. Based on cultural traditions and morality tales, these stories prey upon our collective fears and provoke strong, emotional responses. Traditionally, in order for these legends to survive, a mix of text and imagery was used in storytelling, heightening the power of the legend as it passed down through generations. More recently, the Internet has encouraged the rapid dissemination of these modern legends, many of which can be traced back to the original folklore that inspired them.

The purpose of the exhibition is not to illustrate urban legends, but to analyze them in conjunction with each artist’s own subjective viewpoint resulting in a shared experience between artist and audience.

F is for Freak
F will be performing their first live set of 2016 as “F for Freak” at the opening reception at 8pm, with projections.  F for Freak, is a Los Angeles art-rock supergroup whose motto is “Simplicity Through Noise” and who have developed a practice rooted in improvisational ensemble playing using electric guitars (played with rubber mallets and other extended as well as traditional techniques) and vintage synthesizers, in various combinations of three. Their debut album Faüxmish was released Sept 2, 2011 and later this year they will be releasing a limited edition cassette titled FF. F are Daniel Hawkins, Marnie Weber, and Doug Harvey

Keep Your Hands Inside the Car_lrComplete list of all artists in this DTLA show are as follows:
A.S. Ashley, James P. Scott, Emmeric Konrad, Esther Pearl Watson, Peggy Nichols, Teale Hathaway, Joe Biel, Hugh Brown, Llyn Foulkes, Gregg Gibbs, Hellen Jo, Matjames Metson, Jim Shaw,  Marnie Weber, Nicola Verlato, Michael Criley, Jeffrey Vallance, Victoria Reynolds, Christopher Ulrich, Chris Wilder, Kevin Bradley, Laurie Lipton, Stephen Berkman, Robert Williams.

The exhibition will incorporate a wide range of mediums, including painting, sculpture, photography and video, in order to capture the essence of each urban legend.

A catalog is available for this exhibition, published through Grand Central Press. Author and urban legends expert Jan Brunvand, and art writers Tyler Stallings, Doug Harvey, and Mat Gleason will contribute essays. The catalog also includes essays by both curators as well as full color images of the artwork and short statements from each artist discussing their work
in the exhibition.

If you are looking for a more exclusive experience or can’t make the opening reception, Cartwheel Art Tours and Atlas Obscura have partnered with a tour on Sunday May 22nd. The tour will offer a curatorial walk-through, in addition it will provide the opportunity to meet some of the artists exhibiting in the show, who will speak about the personal connection to the urban legends in their work.

Social Media Tags: #hearsayrevealed #urbanlegends #adca #losjocosgallery

The HEARSAY exhibition was made possible by a grant from the
Department of Cultural Affairs, Los Angeles.









Los Angeles In Perspective at Red Pipe Gallery closes 7/26

On view now at Red Pipe Gallery:

Teale Hatheway, Iva Hladis, and James P. Scott
Three artists residing in Downtown Los Angeles each present their unique vision of the city.

Perform Chinatown: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 12 noon – 10 pm
Show on view: July 5 through July 26, 2014
HOURS: Thursday through Saturday 12pm – 5pm and by appointment

Red Pipe Gallery

Chinatown Arts District, 978 Chung King Road, Los Angeles, CA 90012
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For more info, please contact:
Wendy Sherman


With a background in architecture and urban planning, as well as art and photography, Teal Hatheway finds Los Angeles to be the ideal source of subject matter for her paintings. Teale hopes to bring attention to Los Angeles architecture by offering viewers their often unrealized, but always personal experiences of a city on the cusp of understanding its historical significance.   More info: www.tealehatheway.com

Born in Czechoslovakia, Iva Hladis fled the Communist-controlled country in the mid 1980s. She settled in Los Angeles and found that, although she loved her new found freedom, she missed the sense of history and historical buildings so familiar to her growing up in Europe. She says, “Los Angeles offers very little of it’s history, and what is left is constantly fighting for it’s survival. Creating these architectural drawings, and being a member of the Los Angeles Conservancy, are two ways I work to preserve history here.”  More info: www.ivahladis.com

James P. Scott makes compelling urban landscapes from that sliver of time we almost never think about. Each painted narrative describes life in a neglected corner of our ubiquitous car culture. In this corner stand the hieroglyphs of navigation: markers that rich and poor alike rely on to maneuver across the labyrinth that is L.A. The electric Southern California light explodes the colors as years are compressed into an instant at the speed of a passing vehicle. These signs tell their own stories now.  More info: www.jamespscott.com

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