by Zolton in New Events on Wednesday 12 March 2008

We’re excited about the upcoming Michael Mararian of M. Mararian’s Inky Dreadfuls exhibition of new works — Phobias, Foibles and Fiends — which is opening in July at Culver City, California’s Corey Helford Gallery: ‘The exhibition features an installation of over thirty macabre ink renderings which reflect a humorous, yet intensely personal examination of lost innocence in our modern society, dealing with psychological fears, character flaws, and complexes of the human id. Mararian magnifies the three different traits his subjects embody, “phobias, foibles, and fiends”. Each work is hand drawn in various ink forms, crudely brushed and scratched at times for a gritty, textured aesthetic, juxtaposing the virtuous image of a little child with a boldly exposed inner cruelty, Mararian creates humorous vignettes, fictitious moments of life captured in time’.