“The Persistence of Memory: Salvador Dali and His Influence” at Muckenthaler Cultural Center

The Persistence of Memory: Salvador Dali and His Influence

On view March 4 through April 8

The Muckenthaler Cultural Center
1201 W. Malvern Avenue
Fullerton, California 92833

You know the name, you’ve seen the melting clocks and you remember the mustache. Salvador Dali (1904-1989) resides somewhere in the upper echelon of famous artists – the ones that need only one name. His dreamy, surreal paintings, sculptures, literary works and films pushed the boundaries of reality and explored the subconscious mind, echoing his outlandish public persona. Dali, a controversial, glittering, intense artist and theorist, was always one step ahead of everyone else. His artworks shocked and dazzled, twisted reality and found their way into the most impressive art collections around world. As Dali’s career progressed and his antics grew more outlandish, the quality and authenticity of his work came into question. This only fueled the public fascination with this mysterious and eccentric artist.

Despite the controversies and farcical behavior, Dali remains an immense influence on artists around the globe. Like so many other boundary-pushing visionaries, Dali’s visual manifestation of the subconscious has influenced the artworks, practice and aesthetics of generations of artists. The Muckenthaler Cultural Center is proud to host this original exhibit on one of the seminal artists of the 20th century and the artists that carry on his extraordinary spirit. On display to the public from March 4- April 8, 2021 in the Muckenthaler Galleries by appointment.

Featuring work from the following Thinkspace Family members:
Anthony Clarkson
Anthony Solano
Curiot
Dan Lydersen
Hilda Palafox (aka Poni)
Ian Robertson-Salt
Koz Dos
Nicola Caredda
Spenser Little
Wiley Wallace

View available works from the exhibition here.

The Muckenthaler Cultural Center:
Walter and Adella Muckenthaler built the 18 room mansion in 1924 atop this hill in Fullerton and it served as the center of their citrus and nut farming business, as well as their family home, for more than four decades. In 1965, their son Harold Muckenthaler donated the mansion and the surrounding 8.5 acres to the city with the proviso that his childhood home be used to provide the public with experiences that stimulate creativity and imagination, while conserving the heritage and architecture of the estate. And in 1999, The Muckenthaler Mansion received designation by the National Registry of Historic places. Today, though the City of Fullerton maintains ownership of the property, it is managed by The Muckenthaler Cultural Center Foundation and its elected Board of Directors.

https://themuck.org

Thank you for joining the virtual opening of Hilda Palafox’s ‘Cuando Baja Le Marea (When The Tide Comes Down)’ and Kayla Mahaffey’s ‘Deconstructed.’

Thank you to everyone that joined us on our Instagram for the “opening” of Hilda Palafox’s Cuando Baja Le Marea (When The Tide Comes Down) and Kayla Mahaffey’s Deconstructed.

Please look over the below collection of links to enjoy both exhibits via an array of tours and photographs, as well as links to view the complete bodies of new works from both artists and interviews with each as well.

We can’t thank you all enough for your support during these rather uncertain times. We feel that art is more important now than ever, giving our souls and psyches a much-needed escape and providing the fuel for our minds to wander.

We can’t wait to see you all in our gallery again soon. Until then, stay inspired and stay strong.

Click HERE to view Palafox’s new works

Click HERE to view Mahaffey’s new works

Click HERE to view a self-guided virtual tour of both exhibitions 

Click HERE to view a professionally shot video tour of both exhibitions 

Click HERE to view installation photographs of both exhibitions  

Click HERE to view a video of our studio visit with Palafox  

Click HERE to read our interview with Palafox 

Click HERE to read our interview with Mahaffey 

Online Schedule of Virtual Events: 

Tune in each Monday at 4 pm PST for ‘Magic Mondays’ with our good friend WORM and some of his fellow magicians, who will wow us all. We’ll give everyone a look at the exhibitions as well, and maybe give away some stuff… you won’t know unless you join us. 

 Tune in each Friday around 6 pm PST for our ‘Thinkspace Happy Hour’. Join us as we go live on our Instagram with Mr. NumberOnederful spinning tunes and share some good vibes and enjoy a wine or three with us as we tour our space. 

Self-Guided Virtual Tour of Hilda Palfox (Poni) and Kayla Mahaffey

Enjoy our latest exhibitions, Hilda Palafox’s (Poni) “Cuando Baje La Marea” and Kayla Mahaffey’s “Deconstructed,” from the comfort of your home and pajama pants with our self-guided virtual tour

Visit https://players.cupix.com/p/mCVrDbPI to explore the Thinkspace main room and project room.

View works in detail on the Thinkspace Projects website —

Hilda Palafox’s (Poni) :  “Cuando Baje La Marea” 

Kayla Mahaffey : “Deconstructed

Photo Tour of Our Latest Exhibition with Hilda Palafox (aka Poni) and Kayla Mahaffey

A photo tour through Hilda Palafox’s (aka Poni) “Cuando Baje La Marea” and Kayla Mahaffey’s “Deconstructed” at Thinkspace Projects.

Online Schedule of Virtual Events:

Monday, May 4 at 2PM pacific time we will share a link to our self-guided virtual tour of both exhibitions on all of our social networks

Monday, May 4 at 4PM pacific time we will debut ‘Magic Mondays’ with our close friend @wormtv who will wow us all with his slight of hand magic.

Photos courtesy @birdmanphotos

Virtual Opening Reception for Hilda Palafox (aka PONI) and Kayla Mahaffey

Excited to share the new works from Hilda Palafox (aka Poni) and Kayla Mahaffey with you all. Both artists have delivered absolutely incredible new bodies of work.

Online Schedule of Virtual Events:

Saturday, May 2 at 12:00 noon pacific time we will post our professionally shot video tour of both our May exhibitions to our Instagram TV

Saturday, May 2 from 1-2PM pacific time we will go live on our Instagram Stories to tour both exhibitions, have a bit of fun, giveaway some stuff and answer some questions

Sunday, May 3 at 2pm pacific time we will post a full set of photos from both exhibitions to our Facebook and blog

Monday, May 4 at 2PM pacific time we will share a link to our self-guided virtual tour of both exhibitions on all of our social networks

Monday, May 4 at 4PM pacific time we will debut ‘Magic Mondays’ with our close friend @wormtv who will wow us all with his slight of hand magic.