LAUNCH Gallery is proud to present an exhibition featuring new work by Mela M and Ray Beldner. With an affinity for scale, color, and texture, each artist makes uniquely colorful, phantasmagoric wood sculptures inspired by the art and architectural forms they see around them. A visual relief from the social unrest of the past year, it posits idealized worlds and possibilities and taps into the deeper archetypal and existential drives that have always inspired the artist, as well as the scientist, to go further into the exploration of our world and the cosmos.

Both artists take the viewer on a type of journey—from abstract terrestrial representations of historical human artifacts, to the abstract visual depictions of a future orbiting Megatropolis. The journey serves as a way station to exploring the far reaches of our solar system—and offers the viewer an energetic experience of color, shape, texture and scale, where they can lose themselves in the visual activity of the work and recalibrate their habitual perceptions of reality.

On view: March 20 – April 17, 2021; Contact with preferred time and your appointment will be confirmed; Covid protocols strictly enforced. Masks required for entry; Gallery hours: Thursday – Saturday, 1 – 7pm;

What: Opening
Where: LAUNCH Gallery, 170 S. La Brea Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90036 
When: By appointment