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Liz London: Seeking Infinity at the Mercantile Coffee House

The Sentimental Journey by Liz London, 2012

The Sentimental Journey by Liz London, 2012

Liz London: Seeking Infinity
Mercantile Coffee House
January 26 through February 25, 2012

Opening reception with the artist is Thursday, January 26, 2012, from 6-7:30 p.m.

As part of the McKinney Avenue Contemporary’s community outreach program, the MAC has teamed up with Mercantile Coffee House to extend its contemporary artistic vision and educational support to downtown Dallas. This partnership will promote and support emerging talent with monthly exhibitions throughout the year. Donations from Mercantile Coffee House will benefit artistic programming at the MAC.

The upcoming exhibition at Mercantile Coffee House features Liz London’s Seeking Infinity. With the use of mixed media, Liz London presents an allegorical representation of personal adventures. Process becomes an important factor in London’s art making. Curiosities discovered from travel coalesced with painting, drawing, rubbing and collaging formulates the works on display. While working on various pieces collectively, the act of producing takes on a philosophical ceremony for London where mistakes are created, boundaries are pushed, questions are asked and icons are made.

Dallas based artist Liz London’s creative aspirations began as a child and flourished as the daughter of interior designers. London possesses a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Relations from the University of Central Oklahoma and has studied under artists such as Dorothy Moses, B.J. White, Carolyn Barnes and Mark Briscoe. In 2006, London established the work shop Connecting through Collage, where she applies visual and meditative exercises to foster creativity. Her work has been commissioned by the new Omni Hotel and most recently exhibited in the Art Hash Group Show at Kettle Art.

The opening reception for Liz London: Seeking Infinity will be Thursday, January 26, 2012 from 6:00 -7:30pm. The exhibition will be on view through February 25, 2012.

Mercantile Coffee House will host monthly exhibitions of a variety of emerging artists and media, enhancing the setting and experience for visitors. Through the MAC’s innovative efforts and artistic advisement, visitors to The Mercantile Coffee House will have the opportunity to view and interact with contemporary art in a non-traditional setting. This initiative is congruent with the MAC mission of supporting experimentation and promoting a visual dialogue between the artist and the viewer.

When and Where

Monthly at The Mercantile Coffee House
1800 Main Street Dallas, TX 75201

About the MAC

Established in 1994, The McKinney Avenue Contemporary (The MAC) is a nonprofit
organization that stands as a Dallas advocate for creative freedom offering the opportunity for experimentation and presentation of art in all disciplines. It supports the emerging and established artist role in society providing a forum for critical dialogue with their audiences. This relationship is cultivated through education and innovative programming. The MAC is a member of Dallas Art Dealers Association and The Uptown Association.

Call 214-953-1212 for information or visit www.the-mac.org. The MAC is open Wednesday – Saturday 11 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

About Mercantile Coffee House

Mercantile Coffee House is a business hip place to have a great cup of premium coffee, espresso or tea. Mercantile Coffee House features the best coffee beans of 2010, Intelligentsia. It serves world famous Yogen Fruz frozen Yogurt and Smoothies made to your liking. The Mercantile Coffee House is a comfortable environment to enjoy the first cup of coffee for the day, a convenient place to meet with your colleagues or hook up with friends. It is also technology friendly with ample laptop plug ins, free high speed Wi-Fi and a Free Conference Room use for your more serious meetings. For a limited time only Mercantile Coffee House is offering the finest bean to bar chocolate in the US, Amano Chocolate. Visit Mercantile Coffee House online at www.mchdallas.com.

The Sentimental Journey by Liz London, 2012

The Sentimental Journey by Liz London, 2012

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