Mark Dean Vecca this Thurs @ University of California San Diego…

Fresh off killing it over at OTIS with his ‘Phantasmagoria’ installation (see above), Mark Dean Veca is back at it again…

Mark Dean Veca
Paintings, Wall Drawings and Collaborations

Opening Reception: Thurs, Jan. 29th 6-8:30PM
Exhibition On View: Jan. 30th – March 15th

University Art Gallery
University of California San Diego
Mandeville Center / 9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093
#858.534.2107
Tue-Sun 11AM-5PM (free admission)

Also, mark your calendars now:
Special artist talk with Vecca on Thurs, Feb. 26th @ 7:30PM in the Ledden Auditorium (inside the Humanities & Social Science Bldg – room 2250)

Mark Dean Veca is renowned for creating paintings, drawings and installations that portray surreal cartoons, psychedelic landscapes, and pop culture iconography while also being inspired by long-established decorative motifs. He is widely recognized for his all-encompassing installations that surround the viewer and inspire a sense of awe. Revealing fantastical and, at times, humorous imagery with frenzy and pattern-like precision, his works often resemble a modernized interpretation of toile painting. In the 1998 catalogue for Veca’s El Gloominator exhibition, Steve Mitchell asserts that “Veca works in the meticulous tradition of the fresco painter to produce an image that paradoxically evokes the immediacy of the graffiti artist.”

This solo exhibition will for the first time present a comprehensive overview of his practice, including two new wall paintings, one inside the gallery and one outside, documentation and studies for previously realized projects, paintings on a variety of surfaces and works that he has made with companies such as: Ford Motors, Nike, Burton Snowboards; editions he has produced in collaboration with museums; and works made with other artists such as the New York artist and designer KAWS.

For further details check out http://uag.ucsd.edu/

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