An Occasional Dream

By June 19, 2016current

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

June 24th – July 31st, 2016
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

An Occasional Dream — Installation Views

Installation view of An Occasional Dream, featuring works by Michael David, Farrell Brickhouse, and Todd Bienvenu.

Installation view of An Occasional Dream, featuring works by Thomas Michelli, Daniel John Gadd, and Mandy Lynn Ford.

Installation view of An Occasional Dream, featuring works by Len Bellinger and Zachary Keeting.

Installation view of An Occasional Dream, featuring works by Fran O’Neill and Karen Schwartz.

Installation view of An Occasional Dream, featuring works by Elisa Jensen and Karen Schwartz.

Installation view of An Occasional Dream, featuring works by Brenda Goodman and Paul D’Agostino.

Installation view of An Occasional Dream, featuring works by Dave Pollack and Paul Behnke.

Installation view of An Occasional Dream, featuring work by Catherine Haggarty.