Back by popular demand, Radiant Space is thrilled to present “Gold Rush”, a solo exhibition of new and classic works by iconic Chicago pop artist Peter Mars. “Gold Rush” will be on view from December 1st, 2018 through January 19th, 2019. Similar to Picasso experimenting with a blue period, Mars has entered a golden phase, creating beautiful new works all in gold.
Growing up in Portland, Oregon, Mars was always fascinated by the rich history of the American West.The hidden treasures found in the land that brought so many brave pioneers on a quest to start a new life mesmerized him. To many, Los Angeles still fills the youth with a sense of promise and hope to achieve their dreams in tinsel town. Mars plays with historical figures such as James Dean, the Lone Ranger, Buffalo Bill, and Annie Oakley that were imbedded in his childhood vision of America.
Using the joy and nostalgia found in everyday objects, Peter Mars explores popular culture, the passage of time, and the icons that each period adopts as its own. His works form a running commentary on global popular culture. Playing with cultural images we know and love, Mars then reimagines them, creating aesthetically pleasing pieces of art. His iconic works have hung alongside Banksy, Warhol, Haring, Basquiat and others.
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Los Angeles Cal Fund Toy Drive, keeping with the spirit of the holidays and the sentiment that everyone deserves to strike gold. Performances, talks, and special events will ensue throughout the exhibition dates.