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Mandy Lyn Perez, Audiophile, 2015, gesso, acrylic, and super gel on canvas on wood panel, 11 by 9 inches

Jolie Laide

September 11 – October 4, 2015
Opening reception: Friday, September 11, 6:00 – 9:00 PM

Life On Mars Gallery is proud to present Jolie Laide, a group exhibition of works by Alicia Gibson, Mandy Lyn Perez, Karen Schwartz, and Agatha Wojciechowsky. Jolie Laide is a non-gender specific French term meaning beautiful ugly, which is typically used to describe unconventional beauty. As the literary critic Daphne Merkin put it, jolie laide is “a triumph of personality over physiognomy, the imposition of substance over surface.” Alicia Gibson represents a new generation of women painters; unafraid and unapologetic about using their personal lives to speak freely about the complex realities of being a woman in 21st century America…


Past Exhibitions

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“Second Annual Summer Invitational”

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June 4 - July 19, 2015 Opening reception: Thursday, June 4, 6 - 9pm Brenda Goodman, Self-Portrait 13, 48 x 40 inches, oil on wood, 1994 Our Summer Invitational focuses on a broad range of contemporary portraiture. We will feature painters who contribute to making...

Karen Schwartz – “Down the Rabbit Hole”

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In our Project Room: Margrit Lewczuk April 24 - May 31, 2015 Opening reception: Friday, April 24, 6 - 9 pm Karen Schwartz, Down the Rabbit Hole, 72 x 60 in., Mixed media on linen, 2014 Life On Mars Gallery is proud to present the first...

Brenda Goodman – “New Works”

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March 20 - April 19, 2015 Opening reception: Friday, March 20, 6-9 pm Brenda Goodman with Stone Memories, 72 x 80 in., oil on wood, 2014 Life On Mars Gallery is proud to present a solo exhibition of Brenda Goodman's paintings and works on paper. A...

Back to the Future – “Part II”

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February 20 - March 15, 2015 Opening reception: Friday, February 20, 6-9 pm Works by: Peter Acheson, Katherine Bradford, Rick Briggs, Bill Jensen, Margrit Lewczuk, Chris Martin, Joyce Pensato, James Siena and Amy Sillman Amy Sillman, Williamsburg Portraits, Ink, gouache, pencil on paper (set of 32...

Fran O’Neill – “Painting Her Way Home”

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January 16 - February 15, 2015 Opening reception: Friday, January 16th, 6-9 pm Fran O'Neill, Warby View, 84 x 84 in, oil on canvas, 2014 Life On Mars Gallery is pleased to present “painting her way home”, an exhibition of new paintings and works on paper...

Back to the Future – “Part I”

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December 12, 2014 - January 11, 2015 Opening reception: Friday, December 12th, 6-9 pm Mandy Lyn Perez, Baby Bell, 5 x 5 in., mixed media on canvas adhered to wood panel, 2014 One of the bedrock principles of the Life on Mars Gallery mission, and an...

Farrell Brickhouse

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November 7 - December 7, 2014 And in our project room: James Prez Farrell Brickhouse, Diver, 15 5-8” x 12 5-8” (framed), oil on canvas, 2012 Life On Mars Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition featuring the paintings of Farrell Brickhouse. Our opening reception...

Arnold Mesches – “Next in Line: The FBI Series”

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October 2 - November 2 Opening Reception: Thursday, October 2nd, 6-9 pm Arnold Mesches, The FBI Series 45 Writing in The New York Times, Eleanor Heartney described the genesis of this unique series of paintings and collages: For 26 years the F.B.I. watched the artist...

2013 – 2014

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Todd Bienvenu – “Borrowing Tomorrow’s Fun”

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September 5 - September 28 Opening Reception: Friday, September 5th Life on Mars is pleased to open its second season with Borrowing Tomorrow’s Fun. The very first one-person exhibition of paintings and works on paper by Todd Bienvenu. Todd Bienvenu, Backseat, 47 x 37.5 in. oil...

“Drunken Angels”

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May 16 - June 22 “They manifest a nature’s sublimity. That is why Gabriel is represented with wings. Not that angels have wings, but that you may know that they leave the heights and the most elevated dwelling to approach human nature.” - Saint John...

“The Indexical Mark”

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March 8 - April 6, 2014 Opening Reception: Saturday March 8th, 6 - 9pm Works by: Karin Davie, Ben LaRocco, Joel Longenecker, Mike Olin, Fran O’Neill, Ben Pritchard, Susan Rothenberg, Karen Schwartz, Whitney Wood-Bailey, Etty Yaniv Ben Pritchard, 100 Ways, 72 x 74 in., Oil...

Arnold Menches – “Eternal Return”

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April 11 - May 11, 2014 Shock & Awe, Acrylic on Canvas, 12 x 12 in., 2011 Coming Attractions 4, Acrylic on Canvas, 80 x 60 in., 2005 Eternal Return 2, Acrylic on Canvas Collaged on Canvas, 50 x 63 in., 2013 At 90, Mesches' powerful trans-generational art-world voice...

“Outside In”

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January 17 - March 2, 2014 Opening Reception: Friday, January 17, 6-9pm Works by: Katherine Bradford, Farrell Brickhouse, James Castle, Thornton Dial, Chris Martin, Joan Snyder, Fred Valentine Thornton Dial, Untitled Joan Snyder, Song Cycle 4 Katherine Bradford, Superman His Mark James Castle, Five Dolls At...

“Painting Impossible”

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November 8 - December 22 Jim Herbert Arnold Mesches Karen Schwartz Todd Bienvenu I spent hours in the studios of Todd Bienvenu, Katherine Bradford, Jim Herbert, Arnold Mesches and Karen Schwartz, discussing their work and their commitment to, and belief in, the continued relevancy and meaning...


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October 4 - November 2, 2013 Artists reception: October 4, 6pm Works by: Larry Barns, Todd Bienvenu, Danielle Dimston, Paul D'Agostino, James Gillispie, Christina Kee, Ben LaRocco, Riad Miah, Fran O'Neill, Linnea Paskow, Ben Pritchard, Cecelia Rembert, Patricia Satterlee, Karen Schwartz, Whitney Wood Bailey Linnea Paskow,...