Friday, April 4, 2014

The Art of Stanley Mouse and Mot

 As Visual Arts Coordinator, every month I organize two shows in the Maurice Del Mue Galleries at the San Geronimo Valley Community Center. This month we’re presenting recent paintings of Stanley Mouse and Mot.

Stanly Mouse
(photo from Art Business)
Stanley Mouse is best known for his 1960’s era rock posters associated with the Family Dog, Fillmore Auditorium,, Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, Big Brother and the Holding Company, Steve Miller and later , imagery for Jimi Hendrix, Journey, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles and Blind Faith. With Alton Kelly, Mouse did eight album covers for the Grateful Dead. 

Stanley Mouse studied art at Detroit’s School for the Society of Arts and Crafts and has exhibited his work at The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Louvre, The Tate Museum in Liverpool, The New York Art Museum, The Tokyo Museum of Modern Art, The Boston Museum, The National Museum of American Art, The Victoria and Albert Museum in London and The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.

(Photo courtesy of Donn DeAngelo)
Mot began painting at the age of five and by seven was enrolled in painting instruction at the L.A. County Museum of Art.  He continued his studies favoring the work of Renaissance masters. His work began selling in 1990 and since that time he has exhibited widely.

Mot has painted numerous murals and frescos around Los Angeles and the Bay Area (many of his mural works can be seen in Marin County).  He’s also created posters for the 40th Anniversary of Summer of Love in Golden Gate Park, Fairfax Festival, Music on the Bay, Landsdale Station, Wavy Gravy Summer of Love Revival and Animal Liberation Orchestra. 

Here are a few pieces from the show:

Figurative paintings by Stanley Mouse

Artwork copyright Stanley Mouse

Paintings by Mot

The art reception is tonight Friday, April 4, 6-10 pm.

Stanley Mouse and Mot
The show runs through the month of April.

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