Joel Mesler’s new series will be on view in Hong Kong this summer. Employing words and images, Mesler draws on childhood memories and life experiences to inform paintings that meld his private impressions with cultural touchstones, illuminating elements of universal human consciousness. On view for the first time, the artworks in Mental States introduce a lush camouflage pattern that engages Mesler’s signature style of bold color and bright figuration, and provides a backdrop for the artist’s artfully rendered calligraphic scripts, which here convey idioms, expressions of mental states, and elements of the subconscious. Vibrant in color and pattern, and personal in sentiment, the paintings encourage self-reflection while inspiring imagination and reverie. Following the presentation at LGDR, the seven artworks will be included in a major solo exhibition at the Long Museum in Shanghai.