Last Saturday, the new San Francisco art space Mirus Gallery opened its inaugural show, “Crucible,” a collection of collaborative and individual works by Mars-1, David Choong Lee, Oliver Vernon, Damon Soule and NoMe Edonna. Impressive, mural-scale paintings spanned entire walls, swallowing the viewers with their dazzling patterns and psychedelic forms. The three center-pieces of the show were created at Burning Man when gallery owner Paul Hemming invited the artists to paint live at the festival for its past three iterations. Smaller-scale individual works surrounded the large pieces, demonstrating each artist’s distinct hallucinatory visions. Take a look at our photos from the opening night below.
Oliver Vernon and his daughter