Aerosol Exalted features the latest body of work by famed Los Angeles artist El Mac. El Mac, who grew up in central Phoenix, is renowned for his large-scale murals that have become iconic landmarks in the cities across the globe. With his signature rippled line style, El Mac creates photorealistic portraits of ordinary people, often using family, friends and individuals underrepresented in society as models. He skillfully blends contemporary influences, like graffiti as well as the Chicano and Mexican culture he grew up around, with classical European art. In conjunction with this exhibition and Mesa Arts Center’s 10th year celebration at its present location in Downtown Mesa, Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum is proud to showcase a 35-foot tall mural by El Mac in the museum’s courtyard (depicted right).

El Mac: Aerosol Exalted was originated by the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center.


Opening Reception

Friday, May 13, 2016 (7-10pm)

  • Musical Entertainment by The Walt Richardson Trio
  • Artists in Attendance
  • Light Refreshments and Cash Bar