‘Vitality and Verve: Transforming the Urban Landscape’ has been receiving great press over the last few weeks. People have been dropping in for previews of the work and interviewing the talented artists transforming Long Beach Museum of Art. Here is our roundup of “Vitality and Verve: Transforming the Urban Landscape’ press.
AM: Are there any other artists that you think would make good filmmakers that you could possibly make one of your protégés? MS: I would love for Todd Schorr to be given a bank of money to make an animated film. How brilliant and fucked up would that movie be?
Arrested Motion just posted their in-depth interview with emerging Canadian artistJacub Gagnon as he prepares to make the trip down to LA for his big ‘Elements and Oddities‘ show which opens this Saturday alongside new works from Japan’s Yosuke Ueno.
“I feel as though there is more to life than we know and this will always be so. I think there are connections and streams of consciousness tying us together in unimaginable ways. In my paintings I try to make these ‘unlikely’ connections, the unimaginable, imaginable, bringing what might seem like unconnected or unlikely paths of life together under a new light.”– Jacub Gagnon
‘…Away From The Things Of Man’ featuring new works and an installation from Kathleen Lolley + ‘A Brief History’ from Allison Sommers & ‘Inner Myth Pt. 1’ from Joao Ruas in our project room. All current exhibits are on view through June 5th.
Ekundayo tearing it up during last week’s Downtown Art Walk
Thank you to those that came down to the Downtown Art Walk last Thursday and said hey. We had a great time and Ekundayo and Mear One rocked some awesome pieces during their time at the Citizen Downtown Art Park.
Check out some coverage from Jack over at Dailydujour via the links below:
Coming up at Thinkspace: June 12th – July 3rd: Sarah Joncas “Beneath The Seams” + Kelly Vivanco “The Conservatory” & Tran Nguyen “Portraits of the Unknown” as part of our ‘Fresh Faces’ series in our project room
July 10th – August 7th: Stella Im Hultberg “Memento Mori” + Catherine Brooks “The Seeded Wind and Silent Motion; an Oeuvre of Beetled Beauty” & Hannah Stouffer “Twilight & Fate” as part of our ‘Fresh Faces’ series in our project room
August 8th & August 9th: Dennis McNett “Year of the Wolf” (special weekend only event)
August 14th – Sept. 4th: ‘Point Of No Return’ group show curated by MODART Magazine with featured artist Mr. Jago
Sept. 11th – Oct. 2nd: Camilla d’Errico & Caia Koopman + Lilly Piri, Fumi Nakamura + Yuka Yamaguchi in our project room and Nathan DeYoung as part of our ‘Fresh Faces’ series
Oct. 9th – Oct. 30th: Esao Andrews solo + Tony Philippou in our project room and Joshua Mays as part of our ‘Fresh Faces’ series
Nov. 6th – Nov. 27th: Timothy Karpinski solo + Turf One in our project room & Craig “Skibs” Barker as part of our ‘Fresh Faces’ series
Dec. 11th – Jan. 2nd: Andy Kehoe solo + Jesse Hotchkiss in our project room & Rebecca Hahn as part of our ‘Fresh Faces’ series