Mark Steven Greenfield: Open Studios Tour

May 18, 2016

mark greenfield-4 (1)Artist Mark Steven Greenfield is the next, and 3rd, exhibitor that we are featuring in Hometown Pasadena in anticipation of the next Open Studios Tour, June 4-5. We’re hoping these teases will tempt you to check out and start mapping out a strategy.

From Mark Steven Greenfield…

My work concerns itself with the complexities of the African American experience in contemporary society. The work often involves my interpretation of the process by which images are formed in the subconscious. It is my contention that we borrow from this subliminal well on the conscious level and alternately navigate through various layers of consciousness to reach the source of our spiritual selves. 

The process is dependent on a methodology akin to “automatic writing” where line becomes positive energy in an interplay with negative space to create a neutral field. The work has evolved into abstraction relying on the spontaneous manifestation of ideas and the tactile manipulation of medium in a form of mental mapping.


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The Open Studios Tour features over 75 artists in 41 locations around Pasadena and Altadena. This is a unique opportunity to meet artists, see where they create, hear some live music (find schedule below), enjoy a little nosh, and have your senses filled by incredibly varied and worthy art.

Maps may be picked up on June 4 and 5 at Pizza of Venice, Merge Framing, McGinty’s Gallery, Hoopla Emporium, and Sidewalk Café. Many of these venues will also be exhibiting artists’ work.

To see more participating artists—sculptors, jewelers, ceramicists, performers, and assemblage and textile artists—visit


Peruse other Open Studios artists:
Toti O’Brien
Patrick Gothard
Dave Lovejoy at Lovejoy Art
Aerial photographer 
Renee Rusak Strouse
Leah Knecht at
Debbi Swanson Patrick at Telling Images
Leslie Delamater at L. A. General Store Design Studio


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