Mark Whalen is in the process of conquering the USA. A few years back he made the decision to jump on a plane and try his hand at the L.A. art scene. Unlike so many others, he’s made it happen having successfully gained himself representation at a number of US galleries. So thank your lucky stars that he’s not forgetting his roots, gracing us with a display of original works and prints along with a launch party for his new book Human Development.
One Moment Please was on show at Gallery A.S pop-up space in the old Paramount Pictures building in Surry Hills. Each of the small original works were beautiful and intricate, as we’ve come to expect from Mark Whalen. Being fans of his large maze-like creations, we suspect the scale of this show owes itself to easy packing in hand luggage for the trip to OZ. Unlike the last exhibition here that was somewhat lost in the enormous space, much of the venue was closed-off which led to a much better fit with Whalen’s work. There was still a big empty bar-ish space with no artworks, but this proved extremely convenient in housing the hundreds of Kill Pixie fans and keeping them dry on a rainy Thursday night.
We loved your work Mark, loved it.