Preview of Mark Dean Veca’s Installation for “Vitality & Verve: In The Third Dimension”

In an interview and film by Selina Miles, we get a preview of Mark Dean Veca‘s installation for “Vitality & Verve: In The Third Dimension” presented by the Long Beach Museum of Art in collaboration with Thinkspace Gallery and Pow! Wow! Long Beach.

Tickets to the kickoff event this Friday, July 15th are available at www.lbma.org

“Vitality & Verve: In The Third Dimension” will be on view at LBMA from July 16th to October 16th, 2016.  For more information on the exhibition please visit the Thinkspace Gallery website.

Supported by:
RVCA
Montana Cans
Flex Fit
1xRun
Monster Energy
Thinkspace Gallery
Westin
Jet Blue
Intertrend
Port of Long Beach
Visit Long Beach
Long Beach Museum of Art
Pow! Wow! Worldwide

Fort Wayne Museum of Art ‘Invisible College’ Teaser

Front of Fort Wayne Museum of Art

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.

FWMoA invisible college 1

FWMoA invisible college 2

detail shot of mural

FWMOA hanging

FWMoA mural

FWMoA mural 2

Fort Wayne Museum of Art
311 E Main Street
Fort Wayne, Indiana
46802
www.fwmoa.org
(260) 422-6467

Please visit the Thinkspace Gallery website for more information.

Mark Dean Vecca this Thurs @ University of California San Diego…

Fresh off killing it over at OTIS with his ‘Phantasmagoria’ installation (see above), Mark Dean Veca is back at it again…

Mark Dean Veca
Paintings, Wall Drawings and Collaborations

Opening Reception: Thurs, Jan. 29th 6-8:30PM
Exhibition On View: Jan. 30th – March 15th

University Art Gallery
University of California San Diego
Mandeville Center / 9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093
#858.534.2107
Tue-Sun 11AM-5PM (free admission)

Also, mark your calendars now:
Special artist talk with Vecca on Thurs, Feb. 26th @ 7:30PM in the Ledden Auditorium (inside the Humanities & Social Science Bldg – room 2250)

Mark Dean Veca is renowned for creating paintings, drawings and installations that portray surreal cartoons, psychedelic landscapes, and pop culture iconography while also being inspired by long-established decorative motifs. He is widely recognized for his all-encompassing installations that surround the viewer and inspire a sense of awe. Revealing fantastical and, at times, humorous imagery with frenzy and pattern-like precision, his works often resemble a modernized interpretation of toile painting. In the 1998 catalogue for Veca’s El Gloominator exhibition, Steve Mitchell asserts that “Veca works in the meticulous tradition of the fresco painter to produce an image that paradoxically evokes the immediacy of the graffiti artist.”

This solo exhibition will for the first time present a comprehensive overview of his practice, including two new wall paintings, one inside the gallery and one outside, documentation and studies for previously realized projects, paintings on a variety of surfaces and works that he has made with companies such as: Ford Motors, Nike, Burton Snowboards; editions he has produced in collaboration with museums; and works made with other artists such as the New York artist and designer KAWS.

For further details check out http://uag.ucsd.edu/