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Fame - Is It Any Wonder

FAME - IS IT ANY WONDER
Robert Mars
July 1 – 31, 2018 

“Is it any wonder you are too cool to fool? Fame, bully for you, chilly for me.”
David Bowie

ÆRENA Galleries & Gardens is delighted to bring you, Fame - Is It Any Wonder, a showcase of Robert Mars’ latest works. Through graphic compositions and rich colors, Mars explores his fascination with the Golden Age of American popular culture and the icons of the 1950s and 1960s. Drawing inspiration from the near-mythical fame that surrounded celebrities such as Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn – and before the all-encompassing presence of the internet – Mars’ fresh approach is a timeless, vintage aesthetic.

Mars begins his paintings with planes of color and sheets of brown paper, then layers paint and vintage newspaper unique to the subject’s era. Influenced by quilting, he collages historical icons and high-profile brands, such as Chanel and Dom Perignon, with layers of more mundane paper ephemera. Mars then sands areas of the composition allowing specific elements of the underpainting to emerge and create lively patterns throughout. With a final layer of thick resin, Mars seals his composition, rendering the image a time capsule of America’s glamorous past.

Join ÆRENA Galleries & Gardens as we celebrate Robert Mars’ Fame - Is It Any Wonder.

Contact your art consultant for a complete collections list. Please note due to the popularity and limited quantities of the artist’s work, we ask for you to reach out to confirm gallery availability and visit us at any of our four galleries throughout the showcase. 


ÆRENA Gallery | RiverHouse
ÆRENA Gallery at Ma(i)sonry Napa Valley
ÆRENA Gallery | Yountville
ÆRENA Gallery | St. Helena
ÆRENA Gallery | Healdsburg

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ÆRENA Gallery at RiverHouse

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604 Main Street
Napa, CA 94559

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ÆRENA Gallery at Ma(i)sonry Napa Valley

Address:
6711 Washington Street
Yountville, CA 94599

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Sunday - Thursday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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ÆRENA Gallery
Yountville

Address:
6795 Washington Street
Yountville, CA 94599

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Sunday - Wednesday
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ÆRENA Gallery
St. Helena

Address:
1354 Main Street
St. Helena, CA 94574

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ÆRENA Gallery
Healdsburg

Address:
115 Plaza Street
Healdsburg, CA 95448

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Blackbird Vineyards

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