MASH Gallery continues to bring people together with evenings of bright colors, upbeat music and incredible art. The gallery has begun curating and showcasing new artists again with COVID friendly in-person events. Angela Johal’s “Psych-o-delic”, the gallery’s second exhibition shown on May 15, was a huge hit among Los Angeles locals and celebrities alike.
Energy was high as guests lined up to enter the gallery, greeted by the live DJ setting an unforgettable atmosphere. With complimentary drinks and a collection that can only be described as an invitation to be your truest self, opening day of the exhibition was a massive success. Special guests included model Verina Marcel, entrepreneur Bronwyn Leigh Jones, actors Sammi Rotobi, Adrian Dev, Caitlyn O’Connor, and Amanza Smith from Netflix’s Selling Sunset. All attendees enjoyed the red carpet and liveliness of the event, hosted by founder and owner of MASH Gallery, Haleh Mashian.
An artist herself, Mashian’s work is abstract and incredibly beautiful, which gives her an understanding of why exposing art to the masses is so important. The first event she held this year, “Overload” by Maggi Hodge, had people excited for weeks. Mashian brought both her artistic ability and the local community together to celebrate the new exhibition.
Johal’s unconventional ways of throwing color together on canvas and challenging herself to create something out of unpredictability, combined with Mashian’s ways of creating social commentary through art, bring a shared sense of community and solidarity through art – a community that simultaneously struggled and flourished in the midst of the pandemic.
With more people needing hope and inspiration than ever, the ability to see work in person and connect with others who were equally excited for the paintings before they was an energizing moment for all who attended the “Psych-o-delic” exhibition. The bright colors and interesting designs of the artwork feel like a breath of fresh air, morale high as life begins to feel normal again.
Available now until June 26th, the reception of Johal’s collection and Mashian’s ability to sell a show brings both the Bay and Los Angeles communities together.
If you are interested in seeing the exhibition or would like to learn more about MASH Gallery, please visit www.mashgallery.com.