VIJAT MOHINDRA ART SHOW DTLA



Pic Via MaRS Gallery

I was invited by my dear friend Photographer  Vijat Mohindra to check out his first solo international exhibit Opening Night November 5th in Downtown Los Angeles at the MARS Gallery.
I happened to be able to make the 6-hour drive down south to LA with my 13-year-old daughter. It was one of the best road trips we have had in a long time. Vijat had a largely publicized private event Friday night where Celebrities and private buyers came to get a preview before opening night. Then on November 5th he had his public Art Show debut. First stepping into the show you get an immediate feeling of excitement for the event and the artist.   The models featured were Sharon Gault, Amazon Ashley and Amanda Lepore,  Felicity Hayward etc.  The show drew quite a crowd! Plastik Magazine snapped the show on their Snapchat. Hello Kitty was a popular selfie mask.  The show was full of bright people and even brighter Art / Photography.  I am so happy we made the trip. I hope everyone that is in the LA area or heading that way before December 17th go check out the wildly popular show.

VIJAT MOHINDRA

I made a cute collage on slidely.

PLASTIK MAGAZINES SNAPS:

I had these little videos of Plastik Mags Snaps I recorded onto my "Insta-story" it only gives you so long and I accidentally clicked past videos thinking it was pictures, TWICE ahha. I was so tired that night. I made the clips back at the hotel after the show.

ALWAYS BELIEVE THAT SOMETHING WONDERFUL IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN • NOVEMBER 5TH – DECEMBER 17TH, 2016

Pic via MaRS Gallery DT LA

MUSEUM as RETAIL SPACE
Tuesday – Saturday • 12:00pm – 7:00pm
649 S. Anderson St.
Los Angeles, CA 90023
(323) 526-8097
A little about the idea behind the show
Exhibition text by Evan Moffitt:   via MaRS Gallery WEBSITE
Royal blue, candy apple red, bright and blistering yellow: the colors of Vijat Mohindra’s photographs are as unnatural as the hallucinogenic tableaux he constructs for his subjects. The renowned celebrity photographer - whose sitters range from queer alt icon Amanda Lepore to pop princess Miley Cyrus - is a master of making the organic appear artificial. He conducts this bit of alchemy with glee, reveling in the plasticine sheen of human skin, or a coiffure’s ability to look like slick, molded resin. 
In his first solo gallery exhibition, ‘Always Believe that Something Wonderful is About to Happen’, Mohindra presents a series of photographs, produced over the past ten years, that first strike with their hypersaturated hues of yellow, red and blue. Many of his subjects, such as Lepore and drag performer Amazon Ashley, perform transgressive versions of femininity that do not conform to gender norms. In these highly constructed stage sets, saturated with primary colors, their fluid spectrum of sexuality and gender acts as a kind of prism, refracting the infinite number of colors within those individual monochromes. Gender itself, Mohindra suggests, is like paint fresh from the can: just waiting to be mixed and applied to the unprimed surface of the world. In photographs with cats (both ceramic and real) and other cues from meme culture, this palette also refers to the pixels that form a color image, like single bodies in our body politic.

Mohindra’s photographs are a kind of contemporary bridge between the monochromatic minimalism of the 1990s and the indulgently baroque fashion of the previous decade. And they indulge without apology. These bodies are unconcerned with appearing “natural”, with presenting “realness” - for Mohindra creates a space in which we can be proud to perform without reservation. As Donna Harraway wrote, in the digital age “we are all chimeras, theorized and fabricated hybrids of machine and organism; in short, we are cyborgs.” These cyborgs, these plastic creatures, teach us what it means to be free. -MARS GALLERY

Vijat with his Artwork photo by Picard Pick Art


Marlene Picard Photography

Pics Taken on my iPhone
Models Amazon Ashley &Mama Makeup/ Sharon Gault
pictured left with friends 

One of my faves! Ashley and Kittys


                                  My daughter with my Artist friend Gretchen Ryan

Sharon Gaults Daughter Adelaide with her moms portrait


My daughter getting her makeup done by Sharon Gault




PRESS:
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PIX  FROM VIP PRESHOW

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Justjared

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Thanks for looking and hanging out with me at the DTLA Art show!



xo #chubbymannequin





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