The M Modern Gallery in Palm Springs will have their spotlights out signaling all those bound on Hwy 111 to join them as they unveil their newest show, Tic Toc Apocalypse, a solo exhibition featuring the work of artist Amanda Visell. The reception is on June 21 at 7:00pm, and will begin with the arrival of the artist and special guests aboard a bus sponsored by Boosted Mobile. Amanda Visell has contributed work to the gallery before, but this will be the first time that the 4,000-square foot hall will be dedicated entirely to her sculptures and paintings.
Visell’s work is known for its unique combination of resembling a mid-20th century illustration inspired by the works of classic Walt Disney—described on her website as “cartoony”—while at the same time harboring a darker edge where vampires and carnivorous creatures lay in wait. Complementing Visell’s pieces will be the musical sounds of a Theremin, an instrument that’s eerie and surreal pitches are known for creating foreboding atmospheres as it has done in such classic science fiction films as The Day the Earth Stood Still.
The reception will go until 10:00pm; it’s open to the public with complementary refreshments. Visell’s work has traditionally been known to sell quickly and it’s recommended that any interested buyers should contact M Modern Gallery (firstname.lastname@example.org) to receive a preview of work by the artist and all upcoming shows. (Chris Millan)
Tic Toc Apocalypse at M Modern Gallery, 2500 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, (760) 416-3611; www.mmodern.com. Sat., Jun 21–July 26. Free to the Public