From Minnesota Artists Exhibition Program
Artist: Chris Mars
September 23 – November 20, 2005
This exhibition of figurative works by James Cleary and Chris Mars runs a gamut of emotion from Cleary’s lowbrow humor to Mars’ compassion for the suffering of others. Through his series of irreverent mixed media drawings Cleary illustrates his perception of the human condition and what he calls “ the results of our spiritual weakness.” Mars makes meticulous and fantastical paintings that explore the issues surrounding mental illness. Always seeking to comfort and liberate those perceived as “monsters,” Mars’s works to reveal the beauty underlying a whole cast of troubled characters.
Works of Art
- Opening Reception: Thursday, September 22, 2005, from 7 to 9 p.m. in Cargill Gallery.
- Chris Mars Artist – led Tour: Thursday, October 6, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. in Cargill Gallery.
- Critics’ Trilogue: Thursday, November 17, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. in Cargill Gallery. Featuring Mark Wojahn and Amanda Vail.