Ralph Allen Massey: 60 Years of Art

2525 Michigan Ave, Suite #A2, Santa Monica, CA 90404
Jun 18, 4 PM - 7 PM — ends Jul 10, 2022
American visual artist Ralph Allen Massey was born in 1938, the exact year when action comic figures such as Superman were just being introduced to the world. The artist now has been pushing the boundaries between popular and ‘high’ art for six decades and has exhibited his work throughout America. While blending popular imagery of sculpture, figurines and lush paintings in an original composition pushing the edges of his paintings into shaped wall sculpture, Massey’s works manipulate and redefine the many familiar icons. Widely known for his tendency to juxtapose contemporary fine art with more comical and playful pieces, the artist has amassed signature appeal amongst popular culture lovers and art collectors alike.

The current show, 60 Years of Art is an immersive experience into the ethos of Massey, celebrating his 60 years as a practicing artist. Ralph began his artistic journey after leaving his military service. His work is loaded with the nostalgic play things of his rich history. The exhibit features a large body of new work as well as a survey of historical works with “offsets”, contemporary highlights with the works that dialogue as a diptych with the historical highlighting aspects as though a magnifying glass from the artist’s reminiscences.