artworks in this exhibit are accompanied
by remarks from the artist, Mark Vallen:
was born and raised in Los Angeles,
California (1953) and I've been creating
socially conscious artworks in the realist
tradition for as long as I can remember.
have faith in the ability of art to
heal, transform, educate, and uplift
- powers that are needed now more than
ever before. In
that spirit I present on this page just
some of the artworks I've created from
the period spanning 1975 to the present."