Mark Allen: Drawings and Notes 2013-2014
April 19 – May 17, 2014

This collection of recent work by Mark Allen includes over 50 drawings in color pencil created primarily during meetings, conferences, and discussions. The subject matter of the exhibition reflects Allen's latest graphic predilections – Mr. Peanut, hypnotism, the design work of Sonia Delaunay, Japanese demons, goats, and human beings in various types of trouble.

Mark Allen is an artist, educator and curator based in Los Angeles. He is an Associate Professor of Art at Pomona College, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. He received his MFA in Visual Art from the California Institute of the Arts in 1999 after a Core Residency in Houston from 1993-1995. This is his first show in Houston in almost 20 years.

In addition to his individual artwork, he is the founder and executive director of Machine Project,
a non-profit performance and installation space investigating art, technology, natural history, science, music, and literature in an informal storefront in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. He has produced over 1000 events in Los Angeles at the Machine Project storefront space,
and recently concluded a year-long artist residency addressing topics of public engagement at the Hammer Museum at UCLA.

This show follows the opening of Other Ways of Looking At It: The graphic design and films of Machine Project at The Brandon on Friday, April 18th

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