Artist Talk with Robert Williams Saturday February 28 : SLANG Aesthetics!

Robert Williams Artist Talk

Robert Williams: SLANG Aesthetics!
*showing in tandem with ’20 Years Under the Influence of Juxtapoz’

This Saturday, Feb. 28th at 2PM: Artist Talk with Robert Williams
Both exhibitions on view February 22nd – April 19th, 2015
Guest Curators: Andrew Hosner (Thinkspace) & Gary Pressman (Copro Gallery)

Located at:
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery
4800 Hollywood Blvd. in Los Angeles, CA
In the Barnsdall Art Park

Both exhibitions are sponsored in part by the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs and the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery. To contact the gallery please call 323.644.6269. Gallery hours are Thursday through Sunday from Noon to 5PM. For special tours and school groups, please contact Marta Feinstein at met_marta@sbcglobal.net or to arrange special adult tours, please contact Gabe Cifarelli at Gabriel.cifarelli@gmail.com – visit LAMAG on the web at www.lamag.org

New Prints Available : Camilla d’Errico, Sarah Joncas, and Anthony Clarkson

New prints available this Saturday, February 28, from Camilla d’Errico, Sarah Joncas, and Anthony Clarkson. Prints are only available at this time via in-person sales this Saturday at the opening reception. There are no phone or internet orders at this time, please do not call or email to ask. If any prints remain after the opening we will put them up on our webshop early next week and details will be shared on Monday via our mailing list.

cCamilla d'Errico Kitty Titties Print

Camilla d’Errico
‘Kitty Titties’
Edition of 50
12×18 inches
Hand-signed and numbered by the artist
Gold Leaf embellishment
Giclee print on Museo Portfolio Rag Paper
Printed with Epson Ultrachrome HDR Ink
$75 each

Sarah Joncas Secret Heart Print

Sarah Joncas
‘Secret Heart’
Edition of 50
16×20 inches
Hand-signed and numbered by the artist
Giclee print on Museo Portfolio Rag Paper
Printed with Epson Ultrachrome HDR Ink
$75 each

Anthony Clarkson Creature Comforts Print

Anthony Clarkson
‘Creature Comforts’
Edition of 25
14×14 inches
Hand-signed and numbered by the artist
Giclee print on Museo Portfolio Rag Paper
Printed with Epson Ultrachrome HDR Ink
$50 each

Beauty in the Breakdown – Sarah Joncas & Camilla d’Errico + free prints opening night!

 

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In our main gallery:
Sarah Joncas & Camilla d’Errico
‘Beauty In The Breakdown’

Opening Reception with all three artists on hand:
Saturday, February 28th 6-9PM
Both exhibits on view February 28th through March 21st

Beauty In The Breakdown is an exhibition by two Canadian based artists who wear their femininity on their sleeves. Having first shown together almost a decade ago, this special exhibition is a reunion and anniversary of sorts for both artists.

Each artist wields a certain kind of mojo that make human hearts skip a beat. The more one looks at their works, the more one will start to see the emotional complexity that makes their paintings far deeper than just being eye candy for the soul. Their works span the full array of human emotions, from longing to innocence, to surreal flights of fantasy that only begin to hint at the more solemn emotions that most of us try and hide.

Sarah Joncas oil painting Schoolgirl Burial Sarah Joncas ‘Schoolgirl Burial’ – oil on canvas – 24×30 inches

Sarah Joncas was born in 1986 and grew up in both Hamilton and Niagara Falls, Ontario. Her interest in the visual arts developed at an early age, starting with the dedicated drawings of dinosaurs and lizards. Eventually the study and enjoyment of working from existing images stirred up the need in Sarah to create images of her own; ones that could reflect the world, yet also appease the personal feelings/ideas that she herself maintained. With this, her direction changed gradually from the world of animation, towards a path in fine art.
Joncas is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design and currently resides and works out of Toronto, Canada. Her work focuses on the mysterious lives of her female protagonists placed within film-noir atmospheres. In this exhibition, Joncas explores themes of mystery, troubled relationships and betrayal taking cues from modern day symbolism and contemporary technology.

Camilla d'Errico Madame Butterfly

Camilla d’Errico ‘Madame Butterfly’ – Oil on wood panel – 9.5×11.75 inches

Camilla d’Errico is a product of her split heritage, Italian and Canadian rolled into one: Italian fiestiness, Canadian politeness, and an early addiction to Saturday morning cartoons, comics and manga. Growing up she was more often doodling sexy damsels and dragons on her textbooks than reading them. In 1998 when Camilla first attended her first San Diego Comic Con she realised that a 9-5 day job would kill her and this was what she wanted to do. Thanks to her relentless energy, dedication, and just enough sleep deprivation, she has followed her dream of working creatively for a living.

Camilla’s unique style continues to be in demand and her client list includes Dark Horse Comics, Image Comics, Random House, Tokyopop, Hasbro, Disney, Sanrio, Neil Gaiman and she also works with video game and movie companies on character development. Her own characters and properties, Tanpopo and Helmetgirls, are loved by fans and followers and now inspire Cosplay costumes. She has successfully merchandised and licensed her beautiful artwork across a variety of categories: clothing, stationery and gift, accessories, art prints, etc. and continues to expand her licensing program. Her emotive and eloquent paintings have propelled her to the top of the ranks of the New Contemporary art movement
~ Free Prints To The 1st 30 Guests Through Our Doors This Saturday ~ 
Free to the 1st 30 guests through our doors this Saturday evening. Please do not call or email asking for one, they are strictly for our local patrons on opening night.
Camilla d'Errico 'Bubble Bubble Toil & Trouble

Camilla d’Errico
‘Bubble Bubble Toil & Trouble’
Edition of 30
8×10 inches
Hand-signed by the artist

Sarah Joncas Nightshade

Sarah Joncas
‘Nightshade’
Edition of 30
8×10 inches
Hand-signed by the artist

The Withering – Anthony Clarkson

beauty in the breakdown

In our project room:
Anthony Clarkson
‘The Withering’

Opening Reception with all three artists on hand:
Saturday, February 28th 6-9PM
Both exhibits on view February 28th through March 21st

Anthony Clarkson is a Los Angeles-based artist/designer with over 10 years experience in both the contemporary art gallery circuit and the music entertainment industry.

When Clarkson graduated from the Colorado Institute of Art in 2002, he was resolute in his decision to make a living as a graphic artist in the music industry. He was hired as the head graphic designer for a prominent record label in Los Angeles shortly thereafter.Embracing a vibrantly

Embracing a vibrantly hyper-realistic digital photo-manipulation technique, his first published album cover followed shortly after joining their ranks and quickly established a long list of published album covers for several bands on various labels.

In 2005 an opportunity presented itself that renewed Anthony’s creative juices and he found himself diving headlong into a new career as an active artist in the new contemporary movement. His ghostly surreal work has shown in several galleries throughout the States and abroad and continues to attract an ever-growing collector base in the process.

anthony clarkson mind body soul
Antony Clarkson ‘Mind / Body / Soul’ – Acrylic on wood panel – 24×18 inches

20 Years Under the Influence of Juxtapoz

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Guest Curators: Andrew Hosner (Thinkspace) & Gary Pressman (Copro Gallery)
February 22nd – April 19th, 2015

On view: Sunday, February 22nd – April 19th, 2015
Gallery Hours: 12-5PM, Thursday – Sunday
Barnsdall Park at 4800 Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles, California.

ADDITIONAL PROGRAMMING:
Saturday, March 14th 2PM: Curator / Juxtapoz Talk (with Andrew Hosner, Gary Pressman, Greg Escalante, Robert Williams, Suzanne Williams, Gwynn Vitello, Evan Pricco, and Jeff Soto)

(Los Angeles) – The Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery and Juxtapoz magazine are pleased to present 20 Years Under the Influence of Juxtapoz, a group exhibition to commemorate two decades of the magazine’s influential contribution to contemporary art and culture. On view at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, and curated by Andrew Hosner of Thinkspace Gallery and Gary Pressman of Copro Gallery, the exhibition features close to one hundred artists who have graced the publication’s pages and website, and showcases the diversity and breadth of the New Contemporary movement Juxtapoz has championed and helped to uphold.

In 1994 in San Francisco, Robert Williams, Craig Stecyk, Greg Escalante, Eric Swenson and Fausto Vitello founded Juxtapoz with the intent of fostering the art and culture of the underground. Providing an alternative voice and narrative as a counterpart to the dominant New York-centric discourse of contemporary art, it featured artists who straddled “high” and “low” culture. Aligning itself with the aesthetics of contemporary street culture, figurative art, California car culture, gig posters, tattoos, graphics, psychedelia and comics, the publication became a conduit and forum for an entirely new generation of artists who were latching on to the visual vernacular of powerfully populist themes. At a time when representational forms of art were widely disparaged by the reigning critical discourse of the art world, a discourse which championed hyper-conceptual and minimalist dogmas, Juxtapoz provided a mouth piece for the New Contemporary movement. Fluid rather than prescriptive, this movement has many monikers but is united by an ethos. The expressive possibilities afforded by figurative or representational work came to the fore, and a democratic sensibility was unleashed.

What once began as an alternative magazine is now the most widely disseminated art publication in the world. Predicated on the rejection of the artificial boundaries that consecrated “high”, Juxtapoz effectively broke down walls to allow young artists a chance at their own history. It is also an ideal that attests to the power of making accessible art about shared cultural experiences, identities and aesthetics.

The artists featured in this exhibition have been chosen based for their impact on the movement, and on how they themselves have been motivated by such an abundance of inspiration. With access to this imagery and community, new and multifaceted generations of artists continue to emerge from the ranks. Avenues made possible by Juxtapoz, through its wide variety of featured media and expressions, have shaped this aesthetic and preserves its trajectory as far as the imagination will allow.

Full lineup of participating artists in 20 Years Under the Influence of Juxtapoz:

Aaron Horkey
Aaron Nagel
Adam Caldwell
Adam Miller
Alex Yanes
Amy Sol
Andrew Hem
Andrew Schoultz
Andy Kehoe
Anthony Ausgang
Aron Wiesenfeld
Audrey Kawasaki
Bezt
Billy Norrby
Brendan Monroe
Brett Amory
Brian M. Viveros
bumblebeelovesyou
C215
Candice Tripp
Chet Zar
Chris Mars
Christine Wu
CR Stecyk
Cryptik
Curiot
Dabs Myla
Dan Quintana
Dave MacDowell
David Cooley
David Molesky
EINE
Elizabeth McGrath
Eric Fortune
Erik Jones
Ernest Zacharevic
Esao Andrews
Femke Hiemstra
Fuco Ueda
Glenn Barr
Heidi Tailifer
Henrik Aa. Uldalen
Jacub Gagnon
James Marshall
Jeff Ramirez
Jeff Soto
Jeremy Fish
Jim Houser
Joanne Nam
Joao Ruas
Joe Sorren
Joe Vaux
John Brophy
Jon Swihart
Joram Roukes
Josh Keyes
Kazu Tsuji
Kevin Peterson
Kikyz 1313
Know Hope
Kozyndan
Kris Kuksi
KuKula
Kwon Kyung-yup
Linnea Strid
Low Bros
Luke Chueh
Luke Hillestad
Marco Mazzoni
Margaret Keane
Mark Dean Veca
Mark Garro
Mark Ryden
Matt Dangler
Michael Hussar
Mike Davis
Miss Van
Naoto Hattori
Natalia Fabia
Niagara
Nick Sheehy
Nicola Verlato
Nikko Hurtado
Nosego
Odd Nerdrum
Peter Ferguson
Rob Sato
Robert S. Connett
Ryan Heshka
Sainer
Sandra Chevrier
Scott Radke
Sergio Garcia
Seth Armstrong
Shag (Josh Agle)
Shepard Fairey
Tara McPherson
Tran Nguyen
Tristan Eaton
Troy Coulterman
Word To Mother
Yoko d’Holbachie
Yosuke Ueno

This exhibition is sponsored in part by the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs and the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery. The LAMAG is located within the beautiful Barnsdall Park at 4800 Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles, California. To contact the gallery please call 323.644.6269. Gallery hours are Thursday through Sunday from Noon to 5PM. For special tours and school groups, please contact Marta Feinstein at met_marta@sbcglobal.net or to arrange special adult tours, please contact Gabe Cifarelli at Gabriel.cifarelli@gmail.com – visit LAMAG on the web at www.lamag.org

Robert Williams: SLANG Aesthetics!

 

Rober Williams Slang Aesthetics

Guest Curators: Andrew Hosner (Thinkspace) & Gary Pressman (Copro Gallery)
February 22nd – April 19th, 2015

On view: Sunday, February 22nd – April 19th, 2015
Gallery Hours: 12-5PM, Thursday – Sunday
Barnsdall Park at 4800 Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles, California

(Los Angeles) – The Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery and Juxtapoz magazine in association with Thinkspace Gallery and Copro Gallery are pleased to present new works by Robert Williams. SLANG Aesthetics! is on view at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery from February 22nd to April 19th, 2015. The exhibition is Robert Williams’ first major body of work to make its debut in Los Angeles in well over a decade, and will feature 25 new oil paintings by the artist alongside a suite of drawings, and a series of large-scale sculptures fabricated with the assistance of Gentle Giant Studios.

Robert Williams is widely upheld as the godfather of the low brow and pop surrealist art movements, and with as much frequency denigrated as an irreverent iconoclast among the arbiters of “high” art. As both patriarch and outlaw, Williams’ enduring influence on the New Contemporary movement is undeniable. A true maverick who sought to create vital work that channeled the shifting energies and immediacy of counterculture, from the 60’s onward, Williams’ paintings invoked a return to craftsmanship, figuration and demotic imagery that rejected the elitist tenets of conceptual minimalism. A kid of the 50’s, Williams grew up immersed in California’s hot rod Kustom Kulture, Rock n’ Roll and EC Comics, and was steeped in the populist currents of his era. He recognized the raw visual power of popular culture: its graphics, its counter movements and its undergrounds, a network of palpitations he would continue to tap well into the era of punk rock. He worked commercially and became studio Art Director to Kustom Kulture icon Ed “big daddy” Roth in 1965, and was a founding contributor to the underground ZAP Comix in the late 60’s, all the while creating his own caustic, unapologetic work.

The work that Williams’ created was different, and didn’t fit within the established critical and intellectual paradigms espoused by the East Coast dominated art scene. Creating epic cartoon inspired history paintings charged with sex and ultra-violence, Williams drew from the social power of the American vernacular and its visual slang. He refused the immaterial aspirations of the art object, as it moved further away from representation, and felt no affinity with the contentless legacy of Abstract Expressionism. Instead, Williams sought idiosyncrasy, content, narrative, skillful figuration and popular culture, and created work that captured its visceral and libidinal energies through accessible references. Williams continued to disregard the arbitrary exclusions of the low from “high” culture, and in 1979 coined the term “low brow” as a way to articulate his opposition to an establishment from which he was excluded. For better or worse, “low brow” became the namesake of a young fledgling art movement, which Williams would prove to be instrumental in fostering. In 1994 Williams founded Juxtapoz Art & Culture Magazine and created a platform for this young and insurgent energy on the West Coast; a publication that was dedicated to the underground and to its cultural mutineers.

Williams, a self described Conceptual Realist, continues to create artworks that elicit a response and offer an opinion. Relying on concrete, and relatable, imagery to invoke ideas and concepts, rather than on the non-comital spasms of abstraction, his work continues to cut, seethe, confront and move. Not for the faint of heart, Williams speaks an unruly truth that captures the dark, the beautiful and the appalling tenor of our modern world.

This exhibition is sponsored in part by the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs and the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery. The LAMAG is located within the beautiful Barnsdall Park at 4800 Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles, California. To contact the gallery please call 323.644.6269. Gallery hours are Thursday through Sunday from Noon to 5PM. For special tours and school groups, please contact Marta Feinstein at met_marta@sbcglobal.net or to arrange special adult tours, please contact Gabe Cifarelli at Gabriel.cifarelli@gmail.com – visit LAMAG on the web at www.lamag.org

ADDITIONAL PROGRAMMING:

  • Sunday, Feb. 22nd 3PM: Movie Screening of Robert Williams’ Mr. Bitchin’ at the Barnsdall Gallery Theatre
  • Saturday, Feb. 28th 2PM: Artist Talk with Robert Williams
  • Saturday, March 14th 2PM: Curator / Juxtapoz Talk (with Andrew Hosner, Gary Pressman, Greg Escalante, Robert Williams, Suzanne Williams, Gwynn Vitello, Evan Pricco, and Jeff Soto)
  • Saturday, March 28th 2PM: Book Signing for Robert Williams’ new book SLANG Aesthetics! with Baby Tattoo

‘LAX / TXL’ – Thinkspace in Berlin this May

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‘LAX / TXL’

Curated pop-up exhibit and mural project from Andrew Hosner of Thinkspace presented as a part of Project M/4 withUrban Nation

Opening Reception: 
Saturday, May 17th 8PM-Midnight

On view: May 17th – July 12th

Taking Place At:
Buelowstrasse 97
Berlin, Schoeneberg,
Germany

‘LAX / TXL’ features 16×16 inch (40.5×40.5cm) works from:
Aaron Nagel
Adam Caldwell
Alex Yanes
Alexis Diaz (aka La Pandilla)
Allison Sommers
Amy Sol
Andrew Hem
Andrew Schoultz
Anthony Clarkson
Ariel DeAndrea
Bec Winnel
Brendan Monroe
Brett Amory
Brian Mashburn
Brian M. Viveros
Bumblebee
C215
Camilla d’Errico
Carl Cashman
Christine Wu
Craig ‘Skibs’ Barker
Cryptik
Curiot
Dabs Myla
Dave MacDowell
David Cooley
Derek Gores
Ekundayo
Erica Rose Levine
Erik Jones
Fernando Chamarelli
Frank Gonzales
Glenn Arthur
Glenn Barr
James Marshall (aka Dalek)
Jeff Ramirez
Jeremy Hush
Joanne Nam
Jolene Lai
Keita Morimoto
Kelly Vivanco
Kevin Peterson
Kikyz 1313
Kyungyup Kwon
Linnea Strid
Luke Chueh
Mari Inukai
Meggs
Mike Egan
Nosego
Paul Barnes
Paul Romano
Pixel Pancho
Rodrigo Luff
Ryan Hewett
Sam Wolfe Connelly
Sarah Joncas
Seth Armstrong
So Youn Lee
Word To Mother
Yoskay Yamamoto
Yosuke Ueno

Plus a massive full building mural from Dabs Myla as part of my curation of Project M/4

Project M/4 will showcase massive window murals from:
Alexis Diaz (aka La Pandilla)
Andrew Shoultz
C215
Curiot
Fernando Chamarelli
Glenn Barr
Joao Ruas
Low Bros
Nosego
Word To Mother

Additional details can be found at:
www.urban-nation.net