89.1 WBOI in Indiana interviewed ‘Invisible College‘ co-curator Josef Zimmerman and artist Andrew Schoultz to discuss the upcoming exhibition at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art. The three-minute segment touches on ‘new contemporary’ arts’ place in the traditional art world and how artists are developing outside white walls. Please visit WBOI website to listen to the full segment.
But a new exhibit at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art is blurring those lines – bringing traditional public and street art inside its walls. “Invisible College” includes pieces from all over the world, and five original murals painted right inside the museum.
July 11th – September 27th, 2015
We’ve been in Indiana this week getting Invisible College up at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art. Co-curated by Andrew and Shawn Hosner of Los Angeles’ Thinkspace Gallery, and Josef Zimmerman of the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Invisible College offers a cross-section of some of the most exciting artists working in the New Contemporary genre. As it continues to evolve and expand, the movement embraces talent from all over the world and ushers in a new guard that seeks to increase the social and popular relevance of contemporary art. Below are process shots of a few of the mural installations coming from Andrew Schoultz, Cyrcle, Mark Dean Veca and Troy Lovegates. The exhibition will also include a featured installation by Brett Amory.
Fort Wayne Museum of Art
311 E Main Street
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Please visit the Thinkspace Gallery website for more information.
Over 3,000 people came down to Long Beach on July 26th for the opening reception of ‘Vitality & Verve: Transforming the Urban Landscape’. Artists and art enthusiast mingled enjoying the night, soaking in this transformative moment for the post-contemporary art movement.
Please explore the links below with all the amazing press the show has received. Thank you to everyone who has attended the exhibition and for your support.
OPENING: “VITALITY AND VERVE” @ LBMA
Openings: “Vitality and Verve” @ Long Beach Museum of Art
Long Beach Post
VITALITY AND VERVE Attracts An Estimated 3,000 Attendees to LBMA’s AFTER DARK Event
Vitality and Verve: Transforming the Urban Landscape
Exhibitions: ‘Vitality and Verve’ Presented by POW! WOW!, Thinkspace Gallery, and the Long Beach Museum of Art
The Murals of “Vitality and Verve” at the Long Beach Museum of Art
This Museum Let a Group of Street Artists Do Whatever They Wanted To Its Walls
Tristan Eaton x Nychos for ‘Vitality and Verve’ at the Long Beach Museum of Art
Vitality and Verve: Transforming the Urban Landscape has also received rave reviews from Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia and LA Mayor Eric Garcetti.
Our friends over at 1xRun wrote an exceptional review of ‘Vitality and Verve: Transforming the Urban Landscape’. Discussing the impact Vitality and Verve will have on ‘the movement’ and the political messages within artists Saber and Meggs poignant and powerful pieces. Please visit the 1xRun website for the full write up.
Vitality and Vervecommunicated a significant global message on behalf of the contemporary public art movement. The kicker, here, was that it granted the all-encompassing institutional recognition of the growing cultural impacts and accessibility of an art form that has gained world-wide momentum outside of these very institutional walls
The Fort Wayne Museum of Art will host Invisible College, a group exhibition co-curated by Andrew and Shawn Hosner of Los Angeles’ Thinkspace Gallery, and Josef Zimmerman of the Fort Wayne Museum of Art. Opening July 11th and on view until September 27th, the exhibition will feature new and representative works by 46 artists belonging to the New Contemporary movement. Dedicated to the energy and strength of its growing visibility and recognition, Invisible College explores the aesthetics of a movement that has devised its own course; one that has been largely defined outside of institutional contexts.
Here is a taste of the artists heading to Indiana and their works in progress or detail shot of work.
Brett Amory Installation
Ravi Zupa’s Sculpture
Finished Work by David Cooley
Co-curated by Thinkspace & Josef Zimmerman
Taking place at:
Fort Wayne Museum of Art
311 E Main Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 11th 7-10PM
*Musical performances at 9PM from Lost Lakes and Heaven’s Gateway Drugs
$7 admission / $5 for members
Exhibition runs July 11th – September 27th, 2015
Featuring site-specific murals and installations from:
Andrew Schoultz / Brett Amory / Cyrcle / Mark Dean Veca / Troy Lovegates
Alongside a group show featuring the work of 42 international artists.
Please visit the Thinkspace Gallery website for more details.
Pop on over to Juxtapoz for a virtual tour of ‘Vitality and Verve: Transforming the Urban Landscape’. Over three thousand people visited the exhibition on opening night, making us only wonder how many guests LBMA will have in total over the course of three months. ‘Vitality and Verve: Transforming the Urban Landscape’ is on view till September 27th.
Los Angeles’ CBS 2 visited the Long Beach Museum of Art last Friday hours before the grand kick-off event for ‘Vitality and Verve: Transforming the Urban Landscape’. Get a look at the mind-blowing murals adorning the walls of Long Beach Museum of art and hear interviews with artists Greg ‘ Craola’ Simkins and Alex Yanes. Bonus: They show footage of the first half of artist Hueman’s mural. Visit the CBS 2 website for the full video and story.