Michael Maas Exhibit Features New Paintings at Downtown Center


Michael Maas Exhibit Features New Paintings at Downtown Center
Contemporary artist Michael Maas will exhibit never-before-seen paintings at the Cal Poly Pomona Downtown Center Gallery.

Contemporary artist Michael Maas will exhibit never-before-seen paintings at the Cal Poly Pomona Downtown Center Gallery, from June 10 to July 22. Free receptions are scheduled from 6-9 p.m. on June 10 and July 8.

In “Paintings … ,” Maas explores surrealistic themes, lulling the viewer into a comfortable space with organic and recognizable elements. Maas works in acrylic

on canvas, sometimes using many canvases to repeat a pattern suggesting that what we see in the confines of one frame is not the totality of the picture. This exhibit is curated by George Cuttress of the Cuttress Gallery.

Maas exhibits prolifically in Los Angeles and Orange counties. He is a self-taught artist who has been painting for 27 years. A man of many interests, he has also raced bicycles in Europe and worked in the financing field.

The Cal Poly Pomona Downtown Center is located at 300 W. Second St. in the Pomona Arts Colony. The gallery is open Tuesdays through Saturdays, from noon to 6 p.m., and is free to the public. Each second Saturday of the month, the gallery is open noon to 9 p.m. to coincide with the Pomona Arts Colony's Second Saturday Artwalk, featuring free gallery openings, live music, shops and restaurants all in a six-block radius. For more information, call the Cal Poly Pomona Downtown Center at (909) 869-0080.