Vitality &Verve III: Artist Panel Discussion and Dinner by Long Beach Museum of Art – Friday, August 24th

Join LBMA for a night of cocktails, dinner, and discussion at our Artist Panel Discussion with POW! WOW! artists Michael Reeder, Lauren YS, and Spenser Little. The discussion will be moderated by the Museum’s Executive Director, Ronald C. Nelson, and the co-owner of Thinkspace Projects and co-curator of Vitality & Verve: Transforming The Urban Landscape (on view until September 9, 2018), Andrew Hosner.

For more information and to purchase a ticket for the dinner visit the Eventbrite link here.

Photos courtesy of Birdman Photography

Artist Michael Reeder Featured on Forbes

Michael Reeder has been crushing it and his colorful mixed media work has garnered the attention of Forbes contributing writer Felicity Carter. Go over to Forbes.com for the full interview. Also, plan ahead and mark your calendars, as we will have a major solo coming up with Reeder in the summer of 2019.

What was your first memory of art?

I would have to say the cover art from my Dad’s vinyl album collection was probably my first exposure to art. He had some pretty epic covers from Judas Priest, Def Leppard, Molly Hatchet, AC/DC etc. I remember trying to draw almost all of them.

Michael Reeder Mural for Vitality & Verve III: Transforming the Urban Landscape

Michael Reeder is a Texan-born, Los Angeles-based artist who is a contemporary portraitist. He uses figurative distortions and symbolic dislocations as a vehicle for the expression and examination of identity. Reeder’s controlled chaos is as evocative as it is strategically unsettling, using various mediums, he creates works that express imagery that is loose enough to encourage projection and tight enough to direct association by tapping into the subconscious. He inspires a new sense of surrealism, with portraits of a limitless visual resource.

Click through Michael Reeder’s mural progress for Vitality & Verve III: Transforming the Urban Landscape at the Long Beach Museum of Art opening this weekend.

Follow Michael Reeder on Instagram at @reederone

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“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

Opening Reception of Brian Mashburn’s “Origin Stories” and Michael Reeder’s “mOMENt” Recap.

Thank you so much to all those who came out to support the opening of Brian Mashburn’s “Origins Stories” and Michael Reeder’s “mOMENt” last Saturday.  Congratulations to both Brian Mashburn and Michael Reeder on incredible new bodies of work. ‘Origin Stories’ and ‘mOMENt’ remain on view through April 28 at Thinkspace.

Photos courtesy of Birdman Photography – please credit*

New Print Editions from Brian Mashburn and Michael Reeder! Available during the Opening Reception of “Origin Stories” and “mOMENt”

The opening of Brian Mashburn’s “Origin Stories” and Michael Reeder’s “mOMENt” is tonight and we will be dropping two new print editions from Mashburn and one from Reeder. The prints will only be available this evening during the opening, and any remaining prints will be shared via our webshop next Friday.

Both exhibitions are best appreciated in person, so we look forward to seeing you this evening!

Available during tonight’s reception from 6-9PM.

BRIAN MASHBURN
‘Kettle’
Edition of 25
16.75×20 inches / 61×45.7cm
Fine art print on 290gsm paper
Signed and numbered by the artist
Printed by Static Medium
$75 each
BRIAN MASHBURN
‘Walking Shadows’
Edition of 25
24×13.75 inches / 61×45.7cm
Fine art print on 290gsm paper
Signed and numbered by the artist
Printed by Static Medium
$75 each

MICHAEL REEDER
‘Epiphany I’
Edition of 60
18×22 inches / 30×55.8cm
Fine art print on 290gsm paper

Each print will be hand embellished (* an example will be in our e-mail update this Sat. prior to opening)
Signed and numbered by the artist
Printed by Static Medium
$120