Lumen, light exhibition at Mash Gallery

Light shark at Mash Gallery, show Lumen
Colorized moments, light sculpture, Plexiglas/led, Mash Gallery, show Lumen
Curated by Haleh Mashian, LUMEN presents the viewer with a multi-sensory showcase that is both ethereal
and atmospheric, yet geometric and analytic. Work ranges from the two-dimensional, painted canvases, to
three-dimensional works composed of alternative materials, plastics, glass, and metal. “The Neon Queen,” Lisa Schulte presents a site-specific installation, “Color Fields,” a three-dimensional greenhouse with abstract neon
flowers, tools, and icons. Lisa shares, “When one enters the greenhouse, my intention is to convey a feeling of
peace and serenity and enchantment.”
LUMEN-Mash Gallery, Curated by Haleh Mashian
LUMEN-Mash Gallery, Curated by Haleh Mashian

Serbian light artist, Marko Gavrilovic, presents an intricate series of suspended plexiglass sculptures in an ongoing series titled, “Sharks.” Illuminated multi-colored shapes intertwine with light, conversely meshing Geometric Abstraction with Light Art. Marko shares, “I explore the possibilities in which nature and built environments will coexist…”

LUMEN-Mash-Gallery-Light-Exhibition-Shark sculpture by Marko Gavrilovic
LUMEN-Mash-Gallery-Light-Exhibition-Shark sculpture
The theme of color as illusion continues with Angela Johal’s geometric pattern paintings, “I paint with striped diagonal or circular bands of color which forces illusionistic spaces…”
Additionally, Saskatchewan artist Laura Payne presents her “Interpolation” series made of shaped wood panels seemingly appearing three dimensional while the surface reflects, refracts and disperses light.
Los Angeles artist, Aaron Axelrod melds as many mediums as possible in his work, “Painting, sculpture, photography, video art, projection mapping, experimental crystal art, mixed media neon light art…”
LUMEN is a showcase of artists who exploit the optics of light and color.
Zara Monet Feeney paints in a style likened to Conceptual Realism, and shares, “There is a specific moment when we believe an illusion or
become seduced by something outside of ourselves. When this happens, we are not looking at something, but
looking at ourselves perceiving it.”
For curator Haleh Mashian, “LUMEN” is about the experience, over the object, in this multi-sensory celebration of color and light.”
The one year anniversary of Mash Gallery kicks off with LUMEN on August 17, 8 to 11 PM and features the inspirational talents of Aaron Axelrod, Zara Monet Feeney, Marko Gavrilovic, Angela Johal, Laura Payne, and
featuring a new installation by Lisa Schulte.
LUMEN, curated by Haleh Mashian, will be on exhibit August 17 thru September 21 in the heart of the Los
Angeles arts district. The Mash One Year Anniversary party and reception will take place on Saturday, August
17 from 8 PM to 11 PM.
Mash Gallery, Los Angeles – LUMEN – A Celebration of Light – AUG 17 – SEPT 21 — Artist Reception Saturday, AUG 17 RSVP HERE
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