For the record, here at 1xRUN & 323East we have taken the current opinion (or opinions) regarding the Mayan prediction for the end of the world on December 21st at face value, and like most end of the world doomsday theories, we're luckily all still here.
Nevertheless, we were intrigued by how this forecast lent itself to popular culture and the creative imagination during recent months.
On that note, 1xRUN and 323East have decided that a colorful celebration is the way to go out or remain calm in light of what Central America hinted at many centuries ago. We’ve asked a number of our favorites to submit pieces that touch upon, affirm, reject, or dismiss the notion of scheduled annihilation. They were given free rein to incorporate whatever elements, symbols, ideas, or passions best suited them.
Appropriately enough, this “finale” will mark the final exhibition that the gallery will host at our Royal Oak before moving on to new digs in Detroit's historic Eastern Market district.
Sam Shamsedean, Himanshu Sharma, Matt Eaton, Ana Bagayan, Mark Sarmel, Ray Domzalski, April Segedi, Bask, John Dunivant, Audrey Pongracz, Ron Zakrin, Glenn Barr, Mark Heggie, Aunia Kahn, Brock Goodman, Kelsey Beckett, William Hanagan, Frank Zerelli, Brian Stuhr, Adrienne L'esperance, Julianna Frost, Jon Sandberg, Kobie Solomon, Mary Williams, Jesse Kassel, Craig Hejka, Amy Chenier, Michael Hanlon, Ed Foster, Julianna Counts, Julie Fournier, Tom Thewes & more...
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This RUN comes signed by the artist along with an Original Artwork Letter of Provenance from 1xRUN.
Internationally recognized as an accomplished tattooist and artist, Mark Heggie transposed his singular visions from human to cotton to canvasses, creating an assemblage of paintings that art critic Robert de Valle describes as “surreal, iconic and darkly humorous.”
The vessel known as Mark Heggie manifested in 1973. Attempts at education, in a series of overcrowded learning institutions of questionable architecture and validity, proved futile and lead only to the development of the socially adroit yet misanthropic man of today.
Mark Heggie resides in his Warren, MI studio with a few spiders and a small set of amusing personal demons.