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Purple, Purple: New Artist, Mark Cherry

Presented by Poet and the Bench and First Tuesday ArtWalk at Poet and the Bench, Mill Valley CA

Mar 30 2022
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Apr 30 2022
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

Exhibition Dates:
* 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.

View Mark’s work online

ADMISSION INFO

Free admission

Contact: 415-569-4383

Email: hello@poetandthebench.com

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Additional time info:

First Tuesday ArtWalk Reception:  April 5, 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Gallery Hours:
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

PHOTOS

  • Mark Cherry Purple Haze

LOCATION

Poet and the Bench

11 Throckmorton Avenue, Mill Valley, CA 94941

PARKING INFO

Metered parking, free street parking and parking lots.

ACCESSIBILITY INFO

    • Wheelchair Access

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