HUNTZ LIU New Works Opening Reception: Saturday, September 14 from 6-9PM
Los Angeles-based artist Huntz Liu works with paper to create these beautiful, multi-layered paper collages. By layering colorful paper and creating geometric cut-outs with a straight edge and knife, he’s able to play with literal and perceived depth. We’ve been showcasing his work in our group shows for the past year and we’re excited to be able to exhibit a larger body of work from this artist on the rise. Looking forward to our big show with him next spring and this new body of work will serve as a great preview of what’s to come.
“These compositions are comprised of shapes that sit on different planes, creating literal depth, while the composition itself creates a perceived depth,” states Liu… “It is this intersection of the literal and perceived that informs the work; where the absence of material reveal form and the casting of shadow create the line.”
Vertical Gallery presents ‘LAX / ORD II’, curated by Thinkspace. The exhibition will feature 100 artists, and will take place September 7 – 28, 2019. The opening reception is Saturday, September 7th, 6-9pm.
After the phenomenal success of LAX / ORD in September 2016, Vertical and Thinkspace immediately discussed collaborating again. “LAX / ORD II” will have more artists than the first edition, in what will be the largest collection of artists from the New Contemporary Movement under one roof to date in the Windy City.
All the artists have been asked to work within the same space confines of 12×12 inches (30×30 cm) and left to their own devices from there. This collection helps to showcase just how vast and varied the Movement is, from portrait based works to the more fantastical, from landscapes to design based abstract works… ‘LAX / ORD II’ promises to bring your Instagram feed to life and expose you to your new favorite artist.
The exhibition will also include more of a taste of the local Chicago art scene. JC Rivera will have a site-specific mural on the back wall of the gallery to help accent the group show that will be installed on the gallery’s adjacent side walls. On top of that, there will be a new print edition from Kayla Mahaffey that will be available exclusively for sale to those attending the opening reception. Get ready for Thinkspace’s big return!
Artists include: ABCNT Abigail Goldman Adam Caldwell Ador Alex Garant Alex Yanes Alexandra Manukyan Alvaro Naddeo Anthony Solano Baldur Helgason Benjamin Garcia Brian Mashburn Bryan Valenzuela Buff Monster Caratoes Carlos Ramirez CASE Casey Weldon Charlie Edmiston Chase Mullen Chloe Becky Clare Toms Collin Van Der Sluijs Craig ’Skibs’ Barker Crash One Cristian Blanxer Daniel Bildodeau David Cooley Derek Gores Drew Young Eduardo F. Angel Eelus Egg Fiasco Erica Rose Levine Ermsy Fafi Fernando Chamarelli Fumi Nakamura Goopmassta Hanna Lee Joshi Helen Bur Hilda Palafox (aka Poni) Huntz Liu JC Rivera Jacque Fragua Joseph Renda Jr. Joram Roukes Kaili Smith Kayla Mahaffey Kelly Vivanco Kelsey Beckett Kobusher Koz Dos Kyle Bryant Lauren YS Leon Keer Linsey Levendall Lisa King Lonac Louis Masai Luke Chueh Mando Marie Marie-Claude Marquis Martine Johanna Max Sansing Meggs Nicola Caredda Nomad Clan Nosego Nuno Viegas Oak Oak Paola Delfin The Perez Bros PREF Rachel Strum Ricky Watts Roos van der Vliet Ryan Malley Samuel Rodriguez Sean Chao Sepe Seth Armstrong Sickid Spenser Little Stephanie Buer Stikman Super A Superdeux Telmo Miel Terry Arena TMRWLND Troy Lovegates Wiley Wallace Woes Wooden Wave Yok & Sheryo Yosuke Ueno Yusei Abe Zezão
‘LAX / ORD II’, Curated by Thinkspace September 7 – 28, 2019 Opening Reception: Saturday, September 7 from 6-9PM
Taking Place At: Vertical Gallery 1016 N. Western Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60622
Thank you to all that came through Red Truck Gallery this past Saturday to support the opening celebration of our big “LAX / MSY” group exhibition we curated for the beautiful people of New Orleans to enjoy!
Over 100 works will be on view through August 30, don’t miss your chance to check them out in person if you find yourself in the French Quarter this month. Many thanks again to the entire Red Truck crew for a fun-filled week in NOLA!
‘LAX / MSY’ Curated by Thinkspace Taking Place At: Red Truck Gallery 940 Royal Street New Orleans, Louisiana 70116 **In the heart of the French Quarter**
Opening Reception: Saturday, August 10 from 6-10PM **Dirty Linen Night**
Excited to get down to New Orleans for the first time ever and partner with our good friends at Red Truck Gallery this coming August. Over 100 artists will be taking part in “LAX / MSY” in what will be the largest collection of artists from the New Contemporary Movement under one roof to date in the south.
All the artists have been asked to work within the same space confines of 12×12 inches (30×30 cm) and left to their own devices from there. We’re excited to see the results and share them with you all this August. This collection helps to showcase just how vast and varied the Movement is, from portrait based works to the more fantastical, from landscapes to design based abstract works… “LAX / MSY” promises to bring your Instagram feed to life and expose you to your new favorite artist.
We are excited to be bringing down ABCNT and Spenser Little to add some flavor to the French Quarter as well as add some nice touches throughout the exhibition itself. Looking forward to seeing what these two creatives come up with. Featuring Installations from: ABCNT & Spenser Little
12×12 inch (30×30 cm) works from: ABCNT, Abigail Goldman, Adam Caldwell, Ador, Alex Garant, Alex Yanes, Alexandra Manukyan, Allison Sommers, Alvaro Naddeo, Amy Sol, Anthony Hurd, Anthony Solano, Baldur Helgason, Benjamin Garcia, Brad Woodfin, Brian Mashburn, Bryan Valenzuela, Caratoes, Carl Cashman, Carlos Ramirez, Casey Weldon, Chase Mullen, Chloe Becky, Collin Van Der Sluijs, Craig ‘Skibs’ Barker, Crash One, Cristian Blanxer, Daniel Bildodeau, Darcy Yates, David Cooley, David Rice, Derek Gores, Drew Young, Edith Lebeau, Eduardo F. Angel, Eelus, Egg Fiasco, Ermsy, Fafi, Fernando Chamarelli, Fumi Nakamura, Hanna Lee Joshi, Huntz Liu, JC Rivera, Jeremy Hush, Josie Morway, Kathy Ager, Kayla Mahaffey, Kelogsloops, Kelly Vivanco, Kelsey Beckett, Ken Nwadiogbu, Kevin Peterson, Kobusher, Koz Dos, Kyle Bryant, Lauren YS, Leon Keer, Linsey Levendall, Lisa King, Lonac, Louis Masai, Luke Chueh, Mando Marie, Marie-Claude Marquis, Martin Whatson, Martine Johanna, McKenzie Fisk, Meggs, Molly Gruninger, Nicola Caredda, Nomad Clan, Nosego, Nuno Viegas, OakOak, Olga Esther, The Perez Bros, PREF, Rachel Strum, Ricky Watts, Roos van der Vliet, Ryan Malley, Samuel Rodriguez, Sean Chao, Sepe, Sergio Garcia, Seth Armstrong, Spenser Little, Stephanie Buer, Stikman, Super A, Superdeux, Telmo Miel, Terry Arena,TMRWLND, Troy Lovegates, Wiley Wallace, Woes, Yok & Sheryo, Yosuke Ueno, Yusei Abe Zezão
Thank you to all those who attended the opening of Michael Reeder’s sold-out exhibition “The OtheRealm” alongside Matthew Grabelsky’s Jungle City,” with new works from Kyle Bryant in the back office room. The night was buzzing with excitement over Reeder’s transformation of the space, and Grabelsky’s subway inspired works and accompanying sounds. Both artists released prints, and a fifty person line formed out front before doors by avid fans. While those who desired a print waited in line, they were able to admire Kyle’s detailed and dimensional woodblock pieces for his show “On Broken Wings.” It was a fantastic opening night for all three exhibitions which are on view now through August 24th.