press release

Javier Peres is pleased to announce “Entertainment Weakly,” a solo exhibition by Houston-based artist Mark Flood. Inaugurating Peres Projects gallery in the Culver City section of Los Angeles, the exhibition will include mixed media drawings, paintings, sculpture and installation from the past and present.

Flood is a Merry Deformer, romping through the art world’s carefully arrayed aisles with a stencil and a can of spray paint, rearranging its face. Matters of identification are fertile ground upon which to sew mischief, and yet Flood never abandons the potential of a beautiful phenomenon in favor of just being stabby. The surface of a text panel or lace painting still holds all the subtle irregularities and shiny moments prone to seduction.

The works exhibited here cover three decades of Flood’s output, from the defaced advertisement drawings of the early 1980s to brand new assemblages fashioned from the local Texas debris of Hurricane Ike. Bathed in a acid-lime light, the group together presents, in Flood’s words, “topics for non-discussion: our relationship with pictures of celebrities, the effects of vibrant community on layers of dust, market correction fluid, accidental suicides, casual sex with photographs, healthy stalking, shared recipies for aesthetic disasters.”

Mark Flood (b. Houston, TX) lives and works in Houston, Texas and will be present for the opening.

“Entertainment Weakly” will be on view at Peres Projects (2766 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90034) through February 7, 2009. Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, from 11:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M and by appointment. For further information or reproductions please contact Sarah Walzer at tel. + 1 213 617 1100 or

And if you live in Berlin or NY, Mark Flood will have solo shows at Peres’ Belin space in March and at Zach Feuer Gallery in NY in May

Mark Flood
Entertainment Weakly