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About The Paintings…

This series of paintings by Sean Mahan is part of a larger series of figurative paintings on wood. The paintings are social-realist graphite renderings on oak and birch, colored with thin washes of acrylic. They depict a sense of wonder at the simple inherent sweetness of the human character and its conflict with structures of power and control.

Where the paintings have been…

Sean has enjoyed creating cover artwork for the bands: Twelve Hour Turn, Floor, Daitro, Dauntless Elite, Jets vs. Sharks, Planes Mistaken For Stars, Beat Buttons, North Lincoln, Fires, Del Cielo, The Gifthorse, Mouthbreather, Senders, Little League, Back Pocket, Small Talk, Solid Pony, Laura Minor, Verde, Kids on Bikes, and more.

 

Shows…

2014

6/14  Cotton Candy Machine, Brooklyn, NY – group show: Tiny Trifecta

4/25  Display Gallery, Gainesville, FL – solo show: Imagined Agency

 

2013

12/13  Cotton Candy Machine, Brooklyn, NY – group show: Brooklyn Biennial 2013

11/13  Parlor Gallery, Asbury Park, NJ – group show: Juried 2013 ~ Curated by Jonathan LeVine

09/13  Benny Gold, San Francisco, CA – group show: Gliders

08/13  Thinkspace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA – solo show: Invisible Threads

06/13  Art in Public Places Mural, Jacksonville, FL- Girl and Origami, 22‘x52’ mural

 

 

2012

10/12  Stranger Factory Gallery, Albequerque, NM – group show: Bewitching 2

10/12  Display Gallery, Gainesville, FL – group show: Fest 11

08/12  Thinkspace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA – group show:  project room

06/12  Owlery Gallery, Bloomington, IN – group show: PIX Fest

05/12  Thinkspace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA – group show: Endagered Species

03/12  Thinkspace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA – group show: Picks of the Harvest

01/12  Gallery 5, Richmond, VA – solo show: Invisble Weight

 

2011

11/11  Subtext Gallery, San Diego, CA – group show: Homeroom

10/11  Display Gallery, Gainesville, FL – group show: Fest 10

10/11  Cummer Museum, Jacksonville, FL – group show: 50 under 50

 

2010

12/10  Art Basel, Miami, FL – group show: Multiversal

10/10  Plus Plus Gallery, Gainesville, FL – group show: Fest 9

09/10  Gallery 5, Richmond, VA – group show: Rorschach Records Show

09/10  Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, FL – group show: Making Marks

09/10  Brooklyn Collective,  New York, NY – solo show: Reflected

 

2009

10/09  Plus Plus Gallery, Gainesville, FL – group show: Fest 8

11/09  Shoparooni, Cleveland, OH – group show: Natural Resources

07/09  Brooklyn Collective,  New York, NY – solo show: Sewing Girls

 

2008

07/08  Brooklyn Collective,  New York, NY – solo show: Untitled

 

2007

06/07  Atlantic Beach Cultural Center,  Atlantic Beach, FL – solo show: Untitled


A painting in the making…

a winter morning in my studio space listening to records and drawing.

Street Credit…

Here are a few blogs talking about Sean Mahan Art:

HI FRUCTOSEJuxtapoz, Supersonic Electronic,  Sour HarvestHI FRUCTOSE, The FW, Lomography, Design Boom, BOOOOMScoutie GirlDriftTwinklings, Natural Resource, ToysREvilPunk News

Friends and their art…

MOMO, ELTONO, Erin Tobey, Bakery Outlet Records, Concrete Lace, Alyson Fox, The Brooklyn Collective, Mondial