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Purple, Purple: New Artist, Mark Cherry
Mark Cherry Urban Dream
Welcome Mark Cherry, considered one of the few authentic naive painters, to Poet and/the Bench
First Tuesday ArtWalk Reception:
* April 5, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
* March 30 – April 30
Mark Cherry‘s signature style of artworks, at once graphic and spontaneous, express an idealized world view of varied possibilities. Essentially self-taught, with a career that spans decades of painting, his focus often deals with emotional realities, reflected through his fertile imagination where daring and intriguing visual narratives come to life.
An unconventional imprint of bold strokes, vibrant color palettes, found materials, repetitive imagery and painted over words, Mark is compared frequently to DuBuffet and Art Brut, but also to Miró, especially in his latest body of primarily black and white paintings. Consistent themes and iconic symbols of faces, birds, flowers, shapes and symbols, however, are recognizable Mark Cherry.
Mark tells us that he first realized art fed his soul when encountering the works at MOMA. His style developed into a representation of archetypal subconscious–universal, primal symbols and images, both collected memories and imagination. When asked, “What’s the most inspiring thing you’ve seen, read, watched or listened to recently?” Mark responded: Human Spirit.
Additional time info:
First Tuesday ArtWalk Reception: April 5, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Mon/Wed-Thu: 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Fri-Sat: 10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Closed Tuesdays, except for artwalk
11 Throckmorton Avenue, Mill Valley, CA 94941
Metered parking, free street parking and parking lots.