Mark Posey: Daydreaming at Night

2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90404
May 13, 5 PM - 7 PM — ends Jun 10, 2023
Richard Heller Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition for Los Angeles-based artist, Mark Posey, entitled Daydreaming at Night.

This is Posey's first solo exhibition with the gallery

About the Exhibition:

In Mark Posey's newest body of work he explores modern interpretations of classical themes. He approaches this by creating composite characters, collaged from a vast inventory of personal sources collected over the years. The unlikely combination of elements — clip art here, a neon sign there, butting against classical portraiture — harmonize underneath Posey's layers of painted steam, which often have playful text droplets, creating the visceral sense that we are witnessing a true environment, albeit one that is preserved behind a barrier of glass. His Nocturne series, which he categorizes as contemporary cityscapes, gives the viewer the experience of being in a 21st century metropolis. Consumerism, neon and detritus fill the canvas, giving the viewer a realistic glimpse of the modern age.

About the Artist:

Posey received his BA from UC Berkeley in 2010 and his MFA from AAU San Francisco in 2012. He currently lives and works in Los Angeles.

Selected exhibitions include Daydreaming at Night, Richard Heller Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Expo Chicago, Richard Heller Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Impressions, Galleri47, Næstved, Denmark; Black Rainbow, Galerie SLIKA, Lyon, France; Summer Camp, GR Gallery, New York, NY; Nature Morte, The Hole, New York, NY; and Window Seat, Craig Krull Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. Posey's work is featured in several prominent collections including the Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection and the Linda and Stewart Resnick Collection.