Historical consciousness permeates the art of Mark Mahosky, from engagement with the history of abstraction to drawings of Civil War battlefields, to an ongoing series of small sculptures based loosely on war memorials and Russian Revolution commemorative parades. His interest in history has taken him to maximum security penitentiaries, where he taught humanities courses to inmates, and to Russia, where he engaged students with presentations of American visual culture, as well as the history of the Russian avant-garde. In his work, Mahosky employs aspects of Secessionism, Cubism, Constructivism, monumental architecture, and the rough-and-ready sensibility and immediacy of Punk graphic design.
Mark Mahosky received his MFA from Stanford University (1988) and his BFA from Tyler School of Art (1986). In Summer 2015, Mahosky was a National Park Service Artist-in-Residence at the Gettysburg National Military Park. He has had solo exhibitions at Haas Gallery of Art, Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA; Alysia Duckler Gallery, Portland, OR; Fleisher/Ollman, Philadelphia, PA; Joseph Rickards Gallery, New York; and Gimpel Weitzenhoffer Gallery, New York. Mahosky has been featured in group exhibitions at Fleisher/Ollman; the Ice Box, Philadelphia; Philadelphia Museum of Art; Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA; Open Space, Baltimore, MD; and Gettysburg College Art Gallery, Gettysburg, PA, among others. He is Professor of Painting at Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA.
"Galleries: Artist-curator builds a show around a collection of dice."
—Edith Newhall in The Philadelphia Inquirer
An exhibition, organized by Aaron Krach, featuring artists whose use text "to say nice things" includes gallery artists, Anthony Campuzano, Alex Da Corte and Mark Mahosky.
Other artists in the show include: Nicole Docimo, Alyssa Duhe, Carl Ferrero, Dana Frankfort, Patrick Fry, Incidental, Chris Johanson, Cary Leibowitz, Gillian MacCleod, Heath Nash, Jack Pierson, Megan Plunkett, Franklin Preston, Trevor Reese, Alyce Santoro, Reed Siefer, Sighn,Micky Smith, Charlie Welch, Shawn Wolfe.
Saturday and Sunday, October 24 and 25
1pm – 6pm
206 Rivington Street, #4D (between Ridge and Pitt)
New York, NY 10002