Dennis McNett Mural for Vitality & Verve III : Transforming the Urban Landscape

Dennise McNett is reimagining the south-west in his installation for the Long Beach Museum of Art for Vitality and Verve III. Below include a few shots of the dreamy install as a work in progress.

Dennis McNett became obsessed with printmaking in art school and never looked back, as a printmaker and printmaking educator, the graphic quality of woodcuts was a natural fit.  The tactile nature of the medium requires an amount of energy that lends itself to McNett’s graphic drawings and animal imagery. A love of storytelling and mythology is alive in the works of Dennis McNett as he is able to capture the movements and interactions of his compositions to grab the viewer with an urgency of predator or prey.

Join us Friday, June 29th for the opening night gala, After Dark.

Tickets available now for only $15 at: www.lbma.org/after-dark-2018

“Vitality and Verve III” is the third iteration of the collaborative series curated by Thinkspace Projects with the support of POW! WOW! Long Beach for the Long Beach Museum of Art, and will be featuring ephemeral murals and installations from Bordalo II, CASE, Evoca, Sergio Garcia, Herakut, Hush,
Jaune, Leon Keer, Koz Dos, Spenser Little, Fintan Magee, Dennis McNett, Drew Merritt, Michael Reeder, RISK, SEEN, Amy Sol, Super A, Juan Travieso, Dan Witz and Lauren YS

The Long Beach Museum of Art presents:
‘VITALITY AND VERVE III’
Curated by Thinkspace with support from POW! WOW! Long Beach

On View June 30, 2018 thru September 9, 2018 at:

Long Beach Museum of Art
2300 East Ocean Boulevard
Long Beach, CA. 90803

Friday, June 29 opening night gala tickets available now for only $15 at:
www.lbma.org/after-dark-2018

Herakut Installation for Vitality & Verve III : Transforming the Urban Landscape

HERAKUT is bringing their unique style to the walls of the Long Beach Museum of art, as they’ve been developing a new piece for ‘Vitality and Verve III’ this week at the Long Beach Museum of Art. Below include a few shots of the piece as a work in progress.

The duo, Herakut, HERA (Jasmin Siddiqui) and AKUT (Falk Lehmann) have been collaborating and working together for nearly 15 years. They are perfectly balanced, blending their own clearly defined and individual styles into a beautiful visual melody.  Herakut is a yin and yang forces that have come together and become one of the most influential duos in the street art scene today. Inspired by quotes, lyrics, and various narratives found within the world, they develop pieces with the main objective of communicating a message, and will use whatever medium they can to translate their thoughts, as the purpose of their art is to communicate.

Join us Friday, June 29th for the opening night gala, After Dark.

Tickets available now for only $15 at: www.lbma.org/after-dark-2018

“Vitality and Verve III” is the third iteration of the collaborative series curated by Thinkspace Projects with the support of POW! WOW! Long Beach for the Long Beach Museum of Art, and will be featuring ephemeral murals and installations from Bordalo II, CASE, Evoca, Sergio Garcia, Herakut, Hush,
Jaune, Leon Keer, Koz Dos, Spenser Little, Fintan Magee, Dennis McNett, Drew Merritt, Michael Reeder, RISK, SEEN, Amy Sol, Super A, Juan Travieso, Dan Witz and Lauren YS

The Long Beach Museum of Art presents:
‘VITALITY AND VERVE III’
Curated by Thinkspace with support from POW! WOW! Long Beach

On View June 30, 2018 thru September 9, 2018 at:

Long Beach Museum of Art
2300 East Ocean Boulevard
Long Beach, CA. 90803

Friday, June 29 opening night gala tickets available now for only $15 at:
www.lbma.org/after-dark-2018

SUPER A Mural for Vitality & Verve III : Transforming the Urban Landscape

Artist, Super A is hard at work developing his wonderland inspired mural for ‘Vitality and Verve III’ this week at the Long Beach Museum of Art.

Stefan Thelen’s anti-superhero identity Super A is a Dutch artist who uses traditional painting technique and a knack for design to create compositions that manipulate familiar iconography into mind-bending and inquisitive pieces. His alter-ego, Super A is the filter with which the life and observations of Stefan Thelen are distilled down and turn into inspiration. All of his work evolves out of personal experiences or thoughts that grow into concepts which tightrope between fiction and nonfiction. Super A is a mystery that leans on the art doing most of the talking for Stefan Thelen, taking the viewer into a wonderland walking down a yellow brick road in which Thelen’s figurative and modern surrealist compositions are providing playful puzzles to decipher.

Join us Friday, June 29th for the opening night gala, After Dark.

Tickets available now for only $15 at: www.lbma.org/after-dark-2018

“Vitality and Verve III” is the third iteration of the collaborative series curated by Thinkspace Projects with the support of POW! WOW! Long Beach for the Long Beach Museum of Art, and will be featuring ephemeral murals and installations from Bordalo II, CASE, Evoca, Sergio Garcia, Herakut, Hush,
Jaune, Leon Keer, Koz Dos, Spenser Little, Fintan Magee, Dennis McNett, Drew Merritt, Michael Reeder, RISK, SEEN, Amy Sol, Super A, Juan Travieso, Dan Witz and Lauren YS

 

The Long Beach Museum of Art presents:
‘VITALITY AND VERVE III’
Curated by Thinkspace with support from POW! WOW! Long Beach

On View June 30, 2018 thru September 9, 2018 at:

Long Beach Museum of Art
2300 East Ocean Boulevard
Long Beach, CA. 90803

Friday, June 29 opening night gala tickets available now for only $15 at:
www.lbma.org/after-dark-2018

VITALITY & VERVE III COMING TO LBMA AT THE END OF MONTH

Mark your calendars and follow Thinkspace_Art on Instagram because Vitality & Verve III is coming to the Long Beach Museum of Art at the end of this month, and you won’t want to miss all the behind the scenes development we’ll be sharing.

VITALITY AND VERVE III
Long Beach Museum of Art

‘Art After Dark’ Opening Reception: Friday, June 29, 2018

On View: June 30, 2018, thru September 9, 2018

Featuring ephemeral murals and installations from:
Bordalo II, CASE, Evoca, Sergio Garcia, Herakut, Hush,
Jaune, Leon Keer, Koz Dos, Spenser Little, Fintan Magee,
Dennis McNett, Drew Merritt, Michael Reeder, RISK, SEEN,
Amy Sol, Super A, Juan Travieso, Dan Witz and Lauren YS

 The Long Beach Museum of Art (LBMA) presents Vitality and Verve III, an exhibition dedicated to showcasing new works by artists of the New Contemporary Art Movement. Presented in curatorial collaboration with Los Angeles’ Thinkspace Projects and the support of POW! WOW! Long Beach, the exhibition is the third iteration in the collaborative series which has secured record-breaking public attendance since 2015.

Vitality and Verve III will present a relevant cross-section of some of the most exciting artists working under the New Contemporary handle today and will feature site-specific works by these 21 individuals brought together in the same space for the first time. Their impermanent installations are tangentially activated, transforming the ground floor and Ocean View gallery of the LBMA into an immersive ephemeral playground for the senses.

The exhibition will feature new, site-specific works by internationally renowned artists, Bordalo II, CASE, Evoca, Sergio Garcia, Herakut, Hush, Jaune, Leon Keer, Koz Dos, Spenser Little, Fintan Magee, Dennis McNett, Drew Merritt, Michael Reeder, RISK, SEEN, Amy Sol, Super A, Juan Travieso, Dan Witz and Lauren YS. Each will contribute a unique piece and vantage point, working across a variety of media.

The New Contemporary Art Movement is known for its diversity; several styles, media, contexts, and exhibition platforms fall within its expansive cast, including public art interventions and site-specific urban murals. This breadth has long been embraced as a subversive impulse vis-a-vis the more exclusionary and contained tenets of contemporary art production, particularly those minted in academe and aspiring to the vetted legitimacy of the ‘white cube.’ The movement’s vested interest in incorporating the social and representational, counter to its often systemic disavowal, has allowed it to thrive outside of institutional support, though this exclusionary paradigm is rapidly shifting.

Largely self-supported and community-driven since the 90’s, many of the movement’s artists are self-taught or have come into their own through multi-disciplinary backgrounds. Gaining international recognition over the past decade, the movement is now widely recognized as both the largest and longest running organized art movement in history, boasting veterans and established artists as well as emergent ones. The evocative potential of representation inspires these artists to draw from popular and countercultural sources like music, illustration, comics, graffiti, design, punk, tattoo culture, hip-hop, skate culture, etc., looking to the outside world rather than to the self-referential gestures that have typified the traditional exclusions of contemporary art.

Long Beach Museum of Art – 2300 East Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, CA. 90803 – www.lbma.org

Click here to view posts on the 2016’s Vitality and Verve: In the Third Dimension

Click here to view posts on 2015’s Vitality and Verve: Transforming the Urban Landscape 

Last Weekend of “Vitality & Verve : In The Third Dimension” at LBMA

It’s the last weekend to catch “Vitality & Verve: In The Third Dimension” at the Long Beach Museum of Art!  

“Vitality & Verve: In The Third Dimension” presented by the Long Beach Museum of Art in collaboration with Thinkspace and POW! WOW! Long Beach is by far our most immersive curated exhibition to date. The above video was created by Selina Miles with assistance from Birdman.

The museum will be open this weekend from 11:00am to 5:00pm and admission is $7 per adult, $6 for students and seniors.