Mario Wagner and Marco Cibola

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Currently on view at the Cerasoli Gallery in Culver City, California is a double solo exhibition featuring Mario Wagner‘s Lost Art of Murder in Gallery One and Marco Cibola‘s A New Division in Gallery Two. Mario Wagner is a German artist and illustrator who is exhibiting a series of paper-collage canvases that employ traditional methods of collage and consequentially reference modernist qualities, yet they also utilize a flat spacial aesthetic with loud colors that are reminiscent of more contemporary trends. With the image’s hard-edged structure being the most unifying element between the two shows, Marco Cibola’s A New Division series makes use of geometric abstraction with muted palettes and unique spacial construction. Both artists have exhibited internationally, and Wagner’s illustrations have been featured in Playboy, Esquire and The New York Times Magazine. The exhibition will be on view through July 5, 2008.