Mad Art Gallery celebrates 15th anniversary with skid marks

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KTVI)- The Mad Art Gallery is creating a new style of art for the 15th anniversary celebration.

Standing in for the artist's hand and pencil, a Honda CB550 motorcycle will be installed from the ceiling then released to create burned rubber marks on primed panels.

Curator Ellie Balk spoke with the Fox 2 team this morning to demonstrate this new style of art for the gallery's anniversary celebration.

The idea to create art from the skid marks of a motorcycle comes from Hubert Dobler, an Austrian-born artist based in New York.

Other artists appearing in the gallery celebration will be Jacob Berkowitz. Berkowitz is known for his large scale monochromatic abstract paintings done with a proprietary dry brush technique. He will be unveiling a new mural spanning over fifty feet in the Gallery.

The award-winning Mad Art Gallery is housed in the former Third District Police Station in the historic Soulard neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri.

The exhibit continues through Mar. 19.

 

Mad Art Gallery
2727 S. 12th Street
St. Louis, MO 63118

Mad Art Gallery`s Fifteenth Anniversary Exhibition
Tandem Show to Feature Abstraction Created By Hand and Machine
Opening: 7 -11 pm, Saturday, Jan. 23rd, 2016
Closing: 7 -11 pm, Saturday, Mar. 19th, 2016