18 Jan “Welcome to the Boomtown”, Marc “Mozzy” Love Showcase at Nickel Plate Arts
From Wednesday-Friday, 12-5pm; Saturday, 10am-5pm
At Nickel Plate Arts: The Stephenson House
107 S. 8th St., Noblesville, IN 46060
Les Reinhardt / (317) 452-3690, firstname.lastname@example.org
The 1986 song of the same name by David & David exposes the reality of life beneath the veneer in downtown Los Angeles. “Welcome to the Boomtown” inspired Marc “Mozzy” Love to create a series that showcases the excess, the ego, and what’s not good for you. This series examining these “soul crushing experiences” will be featured in his March exhibit. “I like to create whatever moves me. It can be abstract or surreal; paint or print. My creative process focuses on a source of inspiration that drives my need to create. Music is a great influence in my work.”
Born in Tacoma, Washington, Mozzy has lived and traveled around the world, but has chosen to land in Noblesville where he has honed his skill in mixed media art. He spent years teaching himself art by studying the masters and the contemporary greats such as Koons, Basquiat, Banksy, and Harring. An accomplished art collector and author of two books, he appreciates the creativity of making an idea come to life through his own art and writings.
“It’s like I have this thought in my head, something I want to do creatively – I have to get it out of my head. If I don’t get it out, it never leaves. When I do create, it’s just whatever I can get my hands on to make this thing in my head reality. It may not be [visual] art, it may be music, it may be a poem, or a video – whatever I have in my head and in my hands.”
See the full exhibit "Welcome to the Boomtown" in the Stephenson House Wednesday-Friday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Meet Mozzy at March First Friday on the Nickel Plate Arts campus.