Mark George: POUT

Join Space 42 for our last exhibition of 2019. We are excited to share the work of Jacksonville based artist Mark George. He has carefully selected a large body of work to showcase in our main gallery as well as unique merchandise that will be on display in our lounge area. This event is free and open to the public.

What: Opening Night Reception for artist Mark George 

When: December 14th 6-10pm

Where: Space 42 2670 Phyllis Street Jacksonville, Florida 32204

Artist Statement:

Pouting has been ingrained in our society as improper behavior. People like myself and others are obviously more welcomed by a smile, I enjoy reflecting on these other emotions particularly in this body of work.”
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“This exhibit portrays the feminine response to these social norms, and expectations of constant smiling. Emotions that embody both happiness, and sadness are equally as beautiful to me. I enjoy capturing these expressions, and conveying it in my work.”
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George’s work demonstrates his commercial art background, graphic design, and the idea of painting. ⁠With no visible brushstrokes, the pieces have a flat⁠ color quality seen primarily in printed work.⁠

Mark George’s paintings of love, anguish and anxiety
spare no emotion, and bare no subliminal message.

The paintings on the torn panels are an attempt to embody an era of mid-century Americana in advertising and urban street art. The material gives the work an abandoned quality that suggests the piece is not a painting per se, but a relic or illustrative portion of an old billboard or advertisement. The look created is genre crossing: a Dada approach, a Pop sensibility.

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