FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
You're invited!

Numb3rs: The Elegant Universe of Michael Maas. A Mathematical Expression of Art.
May 7 – June 30, 2005
Opening Reception: May 7, 7-9pm


Space on Spurgeon, An Urbane Gallery of Art
210 N. Spurgeon Street, Santa Ana 92701
Contact, JoAnne Artman
949-464-0105
E-mail, <Artie210@aol.com>
Web site, <http://www.spaceonspurgeon.com>
Gallery hours, Saturday and Sunday 1-4pm, and by appointment
First Saturday of every month 7-10pm



Michael Maas, "Alhambra #1", 2005, acrylic on canvas, 54 inches x 36 inches.

Leo did it (Da Vinci, that is). Copernicus was all over it. Numbers. Underpinning an elegant expression of art and the foundation of life itself. You may not know it but you sense it. It’s intuitive. Like the magic and mystery of the Mona Lisa smile. Witness it all in the wondrous canvases of artist Michael Maas. SpaceOnSpurgeon hosts a reception on Saturday, May 7 from 7-9pm, exhibiting the intriguing and mesmerizing mixture of color, shape, and dimension that is Michael Maas’s art.

Formations suggest exotic places and times. Are you in Spain or have you just stepped into a parallel universe? Other pieces suggest intimate form and relationship as in his series Alhambra: Mother and Child. Logic and emotion at play. It teases. With geometric puzzles and expressions, you may not know the underlying mathematical logic but you respond. It’s an invitation to step inside. Please join us as we present the magical and mysterious universe of Michael Maas, whose works have been exhibited throughout Southern California and private collections around the world.  

Angle/Art. Perspective/Perception. You do the math.   

Continuing exhibits:
The Dance series by Canadian artist Patti DiDiomete, featuring figurative canvases of exuberant whimsy; Surface Juxtaposition: the fun and provocative art of San Clemente artist Steve Hopper; jewelry designs by Cheryl Douglass Hopper; and the “street-life” photography of JoAnne Artman.

SpaceOnSpurgeon is located at 210 N. Spurgeon Street off of First Street, and is open Saturdays and Sundays 1-4pm and by appointment. Visit the first Saturday of any month to coincide with the Artist Village Open House. Street parking is available directly in front of the Gallery as well as the Artist Village Parking structure located at Third Street and Broadway. Take a stroll through the galleries and studios. See a live performance or hang out and enjoy the music. See art come alive in Downtown Santa Ana.



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