Thank you to all those who made it out to the first opening of 2019. We kicked off the year with new works from Portland-based artists Stephanie Buer in our main room and New York-based artists Danial Bilodeau in the project room, with wire works by Spenser Little in the office space. The exhibition drew a great turnout despite the Los Angeles rain and set a nice tone for the rest of the year. Make sure to come out and see both exhibitions now on view till January 26th.
We’re proud to be closing out 2018 with a fantastic show by Dulk, Christopher Konecki, and Spenser Little at the Thinkspace Projects gallery in Culver City. The exhibitions opened December 1st and will be closing this weekend.
Dulk’s Legacy showcases an almost sold out gorgeous body of work, and Konecki’s Size Matters is a collection of imaginative modern sculptures. In the office space, Spenser Little’s wire portraits continue to awe and perplex viewers. There are only two more days to see these exhibitions, tomorrow Friday, December 28th and Saturday, December 29th. Don’t miss out!
We’re excited to kick off 2019 with Stephanie Buer’s photorealistic work of abandoned urban landscapes. Wild Abandon will showcase her poignant oil paintings, and charcoal works on paper. Below is a peek into Buer’s Portland studio captured earlier this year.
Join us at the opening of Wild Abandon, January 5th from 6 pm to 9 pm.
Brooks Salzwedel’s artist talk will take place at 1 pm followed by Seth Armstrong’s talk at 2 pm. The New Vanguard II will be on view until December 30th and this is a great opportunity to view the exhibition and learn about the works of these talented artists.
Born in Long Beach, Salzwedel creates translucent landscapes that shift in and out of solid and ethereal states. Like fluid worlds suspended in a cycle of perpetual haunting, the imagery often feels loosely real but undeniably hallucinated and invoked. His works play with the depiction of these unhinged natural and hyperbolically unnatural physical states, combining sparse terrains with fictional mountain ranges and shadowy, diaphanous atmospheres. His mixed-media drawing-based works are created using a combination of graphite, mylar and resin, tape, colored pencil, and ink.
Los Angeles-based painter Seth Armstrong creates paintings that seize time, near-cinematic moments of suspended or implied action. Some offer vast views, and others contracted intimacy, moving freely in and out of public and private spaces to create ambiguous vantage points. Known for paintings that self-consciously capture the act of looking – whether as a voyeur in trespass or a participant in the landscape – Armstrong captures the simultaneity of the city as a place of endless, contingent narratives, jarring interruptions, and suspenseful pauses.
In Lil’ Baja’s Last Ride, Armstrong combines his patented interest in the grittier recesses of urban life with his penchant for humor and a good inside joke, dedicating the exhibition’s title to his recently retired car, the unsuspecting casualty of a freak fire in the MOAH’s parking lot.
Exhibition on view October 20 through December 30 at:
Lancaster Museum of Art and History
665 W. Lancaster Blvd.
Lancaster, California 93534
Paintings by Scott Listfield
BOOK-SIGNING EVENT this Saturday, December 15 from 4 to 6 PM
Book will be available at the event this Saturday for $45 plus tax
Scott will be on site from 4 to 6 PM signing copies of his new book (while supplies last) published by Paragon Books and Spoke Art. ‘ASTRONAUT’ is 232 pages packed full of every painting Listfield has created to date, over 350 of them, featuring his trademark lone astronaut exploring a not too distant future, filled with pop culture references galore. Featuring essays from Listfield along with Forwards from Danielle Krysa (The Jealous Curator) and Andrew Hosner (Thinkspace Projects).
PLUS we’re excited to publish a new limited edition fine art print of his iconic “It’s Like That” painting from our recent solo exhibition ‘1984’ with Listfield. Details are below.
Both the print and book will be available this Saturday from 4 to 6 PM at Thinkspace.
It’s Like That
16×23 inches / 50.8x66cm
Edition of 60
Fine art print on 290gsm paper
Hand signed and numbered by the artist
Printed by the good folks at Static Medium
AVAILABLE ONLINE IN EARLY JANUARY 2019
Details to follow. We are not shipping before the holidays, so we will set a day and time for the second week of January and share details soon. For now, this Saturday from 4 to 6 PM is your only chance to purchase this special edition from Listfield. No online or phone orders at this time. Thank you.