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Cassey Adkisson

Yuval Bar-Zemar

Thomas Beeton

Nancy & Alan Berman

Vanessa Michelle Zarate & Lonnie Blanchard

Tom Boland

Julie Burleigh

Jamie Bush

Alice Cohen

Cecilia Dan

Wayne Davis

Beverly & Stuart Denenberg

Kennon Earl

Brad Jamison & Greg Economos

Mel Elias

Katja & Mattia Emcke

Andrea Falcione

Veronica Fernandez

Waldo Fernandez

Danny First

Rafael Fogel

Douglas Freidman

Tom Fuller

Justin Gilanyi

Gloria Flushing & Arne Gilberg

Rob Levine & Larry Ginsberg

Jane Glassman

Edward Goldman

Dan & Adam Guild

Mark Hemphill

Gail and Stanley hollander

Bibi & joe Horacek

Brenda Horrup

meg bates & Scott Johnson

Stuart Katz

Heather & David Katzman

Adam Lambert

Hugh Lane

Mark Langos

Joan and Stuart Levin

Amanda Lewis

Lauren Maley

Marla & Jeff Michaels

Julie Milligan

Andy Nemeth

Galia Linn & Oded Noy

Diana Nyad

Catherine Opie

Tory Palone

Estella Provas

Jessica Rich

Aaron Rueter

Paul Rusconi

Kevin Salatino

Kelly Sena

Sheik Mustafa Bin Shihoun

Scott Shrader

Erin Wright & Joe Sola

Paul Solomon

Jillian Spaak

Bonnie Stoll 

Victoria & mark Sutherland

Carl Violano

Catherine Wagley

Debbie & Jim Walters

Billie Weisman

drake labry

June 13th – July 25th, 2015

Selected Works

Press Release


Museum as Retail Space (MaRS) is pleased to present Decorative Family Room Paintings, the first extensive solo exhibition of Drake LaBry in Los Angeles.

Decorative Family Room Paintings presents an overview of his "phenomena paintings", utilizing bulk-purchased glitter, hand-cut aluminum, salvaged cardboard, and air-cured polyurethane, to compose sensuous geometric patterns with complex (in)organic textures. The work delimits itself, by a praxis of directly translating stimulation for the sake of stimulation, as pure ornamentation.


DRAKE LABRY (b. 1985  Bayou Teche, Louisiana) lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. His studio practice focuses on large-scale painting produced intuitively, with an emphasis on chromatic relativity, typically integrating salvaged and base-consumer materials with formal oil and water-based techniques. Patterns drawn from nature as well as contemporary society figure abstractly into his work.

HIs work has been displayed at the Marjorie Barrick Museum (Las Vegas, NV), Martine Chaisson Gallery (New Orleans, LA), and is in the permanent collection of the LSU Foundation (Baton Rouge, LA) and the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation (Los Angeles, CA).