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MANDAD [ b. 1950 Birkenhead, Cheshire, England ]
Mandad’s work explores profundity, banality and humor, usually at the same time. His work has been exhibited in museums and galleries and is in private collections in New York, Vancouver, Tokyo, Hong Kong, London, Prague, Southampton, Palm Beach and other places around the globe. Mandad also produces commissioned design work; which have included: a shattered glass wall, The Reserve (La Quinta, Ca.), a forty-five foot rubber [Foolstone] couch, “Sitting Stones,” (Agua Cliente Tribal Building, Palm Springs, Ca.) and a sixty-foot, non-repeating digital collage, “Sports Mural,” for The Den, (Indiana/Purdue University, Indianapolis, IL). His materials and techniques include pigmented silicone, polyurethane foam rubber, shattered glass and photo-based work.
Regarding the effect of his work on the viewer, Mandad likes to quote Emmanuel Kant’s comment: “We feel a slackening of the body by the oscillation of the organs, which promotes the restoration of equilibrium and a has a favorable influence on health.”
As one art critic put it: “It’s impossible to describe the eclecticism, irony, ritual and humor that permeate Mandad’s work, but it’s fun to try.”
Mandad has disseminated his work primarily from his studio/gallery to private collectors, … but also:
A Selective Exhibition List:
2013 – Mandad’s Pop Up Gallery, various places around New York.
2013 – Waves of Change, (benifit for the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society ) Hasted Kraeutler Gallery, New York
2013 – The Palms, Wonder Valley, Ca.
2009 – to the present: Melissa Morgan Fine Art, numerous exhibits
2011 – Loretta Howard Gallery, January White Sale, curated by Beth Rudin DeWoody, NY
2010 – Melissa Morgan Fine Art, Smash Fashion installation Palm Desert, Ca.
2009 – Melissa Morgan Fine Art, Selected Works, Palm Desert, Ca.
2008 – Black, White and Red All Over, A Roadside Attraction, 29 Palms, Ca.
2007 – High Desert Art Tour, Public Studio Exhibit
2007 – Palm Spings Art Museum, Artists Council National Juried Exhibition,
2007 – Warhology, Palm Springs, M Modern, July
2007 – Inaugural Show, M Modern, Las Vegas
2006 – Retinal Circus, M Modern, Palm Springs
2005 – Butler Fine Art, East Hampton, New York
2004 – Smash+Poly, (glass and rubber installation) Flik International, New York
2004 – L’Olivier Downtown, New York-The MANDAD Show
2003 – Sitting Stones (sculpture/functional) for Aqua Caliente Cahuilla Native Building, Palm Springs, CA
2002 – Insight West: Palm Desert, Ca. Shattered Glass Wall
2002 – DimsonHomma, New York – Selected Work and Prototypes
2001 – Pavel Zoubak Gallery, New York – All That Glitters
1999 – John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, Ca.
1998 – The Vancouver Museum, Vancouver, B. C .- Hello Again
1998 – Patrick Montgomery Fine Arts, Vancouver, B. C. – Twisted
1996 – Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA
1995 – Erotic Art Show, Headbones Gallery, Vernon, B.C.
1995 – Library Square Artistamp Project, Vancouver,
1994 – Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Visual Edge
1993 – Pop Art Plus, Equinox Gallery, Vancouver, Jan.
1993 – Pitt International Galleries, Vancouver, B.C. – Annual Group Show
1993 – Galerie Myadych, Brno, Moravia – Altered Mona
1992 – Sunshine Coast Arts Center, Balma / Mandad
1992 – Equinox Gallery, Vancouver, B. C. – Pop Art Plus (group show featuring Warhol, Lichtenstein, Oldenberg, and Mandad )
1991 – Stedoceska Galerie, Prague, Czechoslovakia – Crusader School of Pure Humor Without a Joke
1991 – Vancouver Art Gallery – Play Things
1991 – Arts Umbrella Invitational – Vancouver, B.C.
1990 – Heritage Hall, Spirit In the Land
1990 – Arts Umbrella, Vancouver, B.C.
1990 – Art and Fashion Cares, Toronto, Canada – Smash Fashion
1990 – WCM of Art, Bellinghan, WA – 10th Annual Juried Show
1990 – Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, B. C. – Biennial Invitational
1989 – Wam Bam Gallery, Miami, FL – Family Fun
1989 – Good Works, Sante Fe, Installation, NM
1988 – Heffel Gallery, – Child Within, Vancouver, B.C.
1988 – Pitt International Galleries, Me 2, Self Portrait Show, Vancouver, B.C
1988 – Heffel Gallery, Child Within, Vancouver, B.C.
1987 – Walker Arts Center, Sculpture As Toy, Minneapolis, MN.
1987 – Artropolis, Vancouver, B.C.
1987 – Hunter Gallery, Gibsons, B.C.
1987 – Pitt International Galleries, Vancouver, B.C. – The Madonna Show
1987 – NEWSOUNDS GALLERY, Phone Art, Vancouver, Jan
1986 – Pitt International Galleries, Vancouver, B.C.
1986 – 2nd annual Audi Art Show KRAK Studio, Vancouver, B.C.
1986 – Pitt International Galleries, Broken Moose, Vancouver, B.C.
1986 – Neoartism, SAVAGE, Vancouver, BC
1984 – Beyond The Malahat, Open Space Gallery, Victoria, BC
1985 – Grunt Gallery, Audio Art Exhibit, Nov., Vancouver B.C.
1985 – Arts Science and Technology Centre, Vancouver, Oct.
1985 – The Chair Show, Pitt International Galleries, Vancouver, B.C.
1984 – 14 Island Artists, Pitt International Galleries, VancouverB.C.
1984 – Central Island Arts Alliance, Self Portrait Show, Courtenay, B.C. May
1984 – Central Island Arts Alliance, Mandad’s Greatest Hits, A Major Retrospective, Courtenay, B.C.