MICHAEL MARARIAN "RECENT PROJECTS" @ CHG Circa, Culver CityJuxtapoz // Thursday, 16 May 2013
On Saturday, May 18th, CHG Circa presents "Recent Projects" by artist Michael Mararian. Michael Mararian returns to Corey Helford's second space, CHG Circa, with more of his delightfully absurd and humorous works. Rendering traditionally cheerful images and concepts into frightening, yet humorous tableaus, Michael Mararian often focuses on children as the last bastion of innocence to explore the dark humor behind social and psychological issues.
Michael is a graduate of the Art and Theater program at the University of Bridgeport, as well having studied at the Arts Student's League in New York City. His work has previously been shown worldwide at Corey Helford Gallery in Los Angeles, Bristol City Museum in Bristol England, Galerie D'Art Yves Laroche in Montreal, Last Rites Gallery in New York City and the Antonia Fraunberg Gallery in Dusseldorf, Germany.
Originally from Andover, Massachusetts, Michael currently lives and works in New York. He attributes his inspiration to his wife Elizabeth and their seven cats - 99, Charlotte, Lola-Pumpkin, Bridgette, Zoey , Suess and Mitty-Rawlings.