What's The Matter With Mommy?

CRYING WOMAN,  1999,  35" x 61"  acrylic,  oil on canvas

A Group Theme Art Show and Preformance ~ Saturday, Dec 13th


This Venice art show is a multimedia appreciation of unconventional feminine role models, featuring photography, painting, installation, video, and spoken word curated by Shana Nys Dambrot.

Theme shows have always been interesting to me, because you can see many other artist's work based on the same theme. This show is particularly interesting due to the subject matter, "What's The Matter With Mommy?"

This will be another exclusive, VIP sort of thing, so make sure you RSVP before going, otherwise, you won't be able to get in. The info is as follows:

To attend the exhibition and performance on December 13th, please RSVP@salonoblique.com for the performance evening, as attendance is limited. You will receive directions and parking info via return email.

A group theme show;
“What's the Matter with Mommy?”
November 15 - December 31, 2008
Gallery: Salon Oblique, Venice, CA
for information on viewing the show by appointment, contact the gallery at:

The opening artist reception on
Saturday, November 15th,
featured special performances.

Special Salon Performance 
Saturday, December 13
Time: 6-9 pm


The painting above is my contribution to this lovely theme. This neo-expressionist piece is from my "Beautiful Losers Series." The work was created as a nod to the famous 'Woman Series' by Willem de Kooning.

The piece is about a woman that is slowly getting 'cut off' from the world. The narrative is of her crying, yet continuing with her daily routine of drinking and trying to find her place in the world. So much distraction all around her. Her missing limbs are a metaphor of not being able to cope with daily problems because she is mentally stuck.

To view more of my work, please see www.markandrewallen.com

I hope to see you there December 13th!