We feel considerable sadness to announce that Life on Mars Gallery has closed on July 31, 2016.
However, along with sadness, we want to share a message filled with gratitude and promise for the future.
The gallery created an exciting platform to showcase and discuss painting’s relevance in the digital age. We feel proud of our efforts in that regard. With the heartfelt enthusiasm of many collaborators, patrons, and visitors, Life on Mars Gallery celebrated painting’s thriving presence in Brooklyn. We hope that by fostering dialogue and inviting participation, our efforts supported many of the painters from the Bushwick arts community, a community that welcomed and wholeheartedly embraced us. Life on Mars Gallery exhibited wonderful work by extraordinarily talented artists.
Most importantly, we would like to extend warm thanks to so many people – staff, artists, writers, collectors, gallerists, and the greater Bushwick community – that have enthusiastically supported the Life on Mars Gallery project.
With love and gratitude from everyone at Life on Mars Gallery.


Farrell Brickhouse
Byzantium, 1986-2014
Oil paint and Guerra silver pigment on wood construction
21-3/4 by 24-1/8 inches

An Occasional Dream

June 24th – July 31st, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, June 24th from 6 – 9 PM

Life on Mars Gallery is pleased to present An Occasional Dream, our final exhibition celebrating our creative community.

This show will feature Life on Mars artists: Todd Bienvenu, Farrell Brickhouse, Mandy Lyn Ford, Brenda Goodman, Arnold Mesches, Fran O’Neill and Karen Schwartz. We have also invited regulars from our artistic community, including Len Bellinger, Paul Behnke, Paul D’Agostino, Daniel John Gadd, Catherine Haggerty, Elisa Jensen, Zachary Keeting, Thomas Micchelli and Dave Pollack. I will also be showing one of my pieces to raise a painterly toast to all that we have accomplished within the Bushwick community and at the gallery.

Life on Mars was a place created and built by painters and for painters—a place where the beauty and power of painting was always our heart and soul. Please join us for our last opening. Raise a glass with us to celebrate all that we have done together, and all that is on our creative horizons.

Opening lyrics to “An Occasional Dream,” by David Bowie
“I recall how we lived
On the corner of a bed
And we’d speak of a Swedish room
Of hessian and wood
And we’d talk with our eyes
Of the sweetness in our lives
And tomorrows of rich surprise…
Some things we could do.”

Thank you for your support, interest, “sweetness” and insights over the years. See you soon.
Michael David
Artistic Director/Curator


Todd Bienvenu

August 4, 2015


Arnold Mesches

August 4, 2015


Farrell Brickhouse

August 4, 2015


Agatha Wojciechowsky

August 4, 2015

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