Exhibition: Hard Edge for a New Generation, Introducing Andrew Mandolene at Object Culture in Cathedral City
ANDREW MANDOLENE, “AQUA AFFAIR”, ACRYLIC ON CANVAS, 40 ” W | 30 ” H
Hard Edge for a New Generation:
Introducing Andrew Mandolene
October 15, 2020 – January 31, 2021
We are delighted to present the inaugural showing of Los Angeles artist Andrew Mandolene. This exhibition features a comprehensive display of Andrew’s recent works, featuring 15 acrylic on canvas paintings. Andrew’s style is bold, colorful, and modern with reverence to abstract artists of the Mid-Twentieth Century such as Karl Benjamin, Frederick Hammersley and Lorser Feitelson.
A style of Geometric Abstraction, Hard Edge Painting was popularized in California beginning in the late 1950s and throughout the 1960s, and this influence certainly can be seen in Andrew’s work, although he has carefully defined his own style and brings a modern interpretation to his pieces. We invite you to be among the first to stop by and see the work of this exciting new artist, premiering Modernism Week Fall Preview, October 15, 2020.
About Andrew Mandolene
Andrew Mandolene (b. 1960) is one of those rare talents, who hadn’t picked up a paint brush in 40 years since graduating from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh. After a successful career as an Art Director, he determinedly took to the canvas in 2020 as though he had been painting for years developing a style that he felt certain defined him as a unique artist. Mandolene’s style of painting evolves from his sensibility of scale, form and color. The tension felt in his compositions combined with that strong color sense keeps him up at night with excitement. His creative space is shared in a Palm Springs warehouse with his other passion…classic car collecting, often utilizing the trunk deck lid of his favorite Mercedes Benz.
About Object Culture
Barry Bryant and Johnny McLendon are owners of this unique 3000 sq. ft. gallery located in the Perez Art & Design Center in Cathedral City, California. High ceilings and dramatic spaces dominate this former industrial building, and present a welcoming, casual environment – an alluring mix for designers, collectors, and those interested in adding unusual, quality pieces to their home. The gallery features a unique and eclectic mix of vintage and contemporary modern art and design – including furniture, lighting and decor. Located in the Coachella Valley of Southern California; as they like to say, “We are near Palm Springs, but far from ordinary”.