Matthew Grabelsky Interview on PROHBTD

PROHBTD Grabelsky

Culture website PROHBTD interviewed artist Matthew Grabelsky to discuss his current exhibition “Underground” now on view in the Thinkspace Gallery project room. Please visit PROHBTD’s  website to read Grabelsky’s full interview.

Your characters are placed in everyday situations like riding the subway. Do the characters simply add surrealism, or do any of them reflect animal-like passengers you encountered on the subway?

My central concept is that everyone has a hidden aspect of their mind that can be revealed with an animal hybridization. However, there are certainly many times when I’ve been on the subway and have seen people who are practically fantastical creatures in their own right.  For anyone who has spent time on the subway in New York, the animal characters in my paintings are not that much of a jump from what you see there every day.

Don’t forget to check out our own interview with Matthew Grabelsky!

Kwon Kyung-Yup “Melancholia” feature on Juxtapoz

Juxtapoz Feature on Kwon

We wanted to send out our love and appreciation to Juxtapoz for featuring Kwon Kyung-yup’s current exhibition Melancholia.

Visit Juxtapoz’s website for the full article.

“We have been noticing Kwon’s work over the past few years, and she is part of a group of great young Korean artists that have made that country one of the most exciting places in contemporary art.” – JUXTAPOZ

LAX/LHR Highlighted on Hi-Fructose

LAX LHR Hi Fructose

We love the title of Hi-Fuctose’s online article covering our recent exhibition ‘LAX/LHR’ at StolenSpace Gallery in London. Yes, we invaded London with amazing works by a collection of post-contemporary artists who are shaping the movement. View the full article and a selection of their favorite pieces on HiFructose.com .

For more information on ‘LAX/LHR’ please visit the Thinkspace Gallery website.

We’ve been steadily following the expansion of Thinkspace Gallery in Los Angeles into overseas territory with their ongoing ‘LAX’ exhibition series. Their latest collaboration is with StolenSpace Gallery in London, which debuted last night, and it is perhaps their most massive at 136 artists and over 140 works of art.

Nosego Opening Night Coverage from HI-FRUCTOSE

hi fructose nosego

Hi-Fructose’s coverage of Nosego’s ‘Along Infinite River’ is insightful into the work and the artists. Check out the full story on their website now.

Animals in Nosego’s work also hold emotional symbolism for the artist, who uses them as motifs to express his different feelings. When transmuted together, they also come to represent the never-ending connectivity that can be found within nature.

Vitality & Verve: Transforming the Urban Landscape Press Round Up II

vitality and verve press round up

Over 3,000 people came down to Long Beach on July 26th for the opening reception of ‘Vitality & Verve: Transforming the Urban Landscape’. Artists and art enthusiast mingled enjoying the night, soaking in this transformative moment for the post-contemporary art movement.

Please explore the links below with all the amazing press the show has received. Thank you to everyone who has attended the exhibition and for your support.

Juxtapoz
OPENING: “VITALITY AND VERVE” @ LBMA

Arrested Motion
Openings: “Vitality and Verve” @ Long Beach Museum of Art

Long Beach Post
VITALITY AND VERVE Attracts An Estimated 3,000 Attendees to LBMA’s AFTER DARK Event

OC Weekly
Vitality and Verve: Transforming the Urban Landscape

1xRun
Exhibitions: ‘Vitality and Verve’ Presented by POW! WOW!, Thinkspace Gallery, and the Long Beach Museum of Art

Daily DuJour
The Murals of “Vitality and Verve” at the Long Beach Museum of Art

Twisted Shifter
This Museum Let a Group of Street Artists Do Whatever They Wanted To Its Walls

Vinyl Plus
Tristan Eaton x Nychos for ‘Vitality and Verve’ at the Long Beach Museum of Art

Vitality and Verve: Transforming the Urban Landscape has also received rave reviews from Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia and LA Mayor Eric Garcetti.

“Game Changer” – 1xRun Coverage of Vitality and Verve: Transforming the Urban Landscape.

Vitality and Verve Hot Tea 1xRun

Our friends over at 1xRun wrote an exceptional review of ‘Vitality and Verve: Transforming the Urban Landscape’. Discussing the impact Vitality and Verve will have on ‘the movement’ and the political messages within artists Saber and Meggs poignant and powerful pieces. Please visit the 1xRun website for the full write up.

Vitality and Vervecommunicated a significant global message on behalf of the contemporary public art movement.  The kicker, here, was that it granted the all-encompassing institutional recognition of the growing cultural impacts and accessibility of an art form that has gained world-wide momentum outside of these very institutional walls

Saber at Vitality and Verve

Peak Inside ‘Vitality and Verve: Transforming the Urban Landscape’ with CBS 2

CBS Vitality and Verve

Los Angeles’ CBS 2 visited the Long Beach Museum of Art last Friday hours before the grand kick-off event for ‘Vitality and Verve: Transforming the Urban Landscape’. Get a look at the mind-blowing murals adorning the walls of Long Beach Museum of art and hear interviews with artists Greg ‘ Craola’ Simkins and Alex Yanes. Bonus: They show footage of the first half of artist Hueman’s mural. Visit the CBS 2 website for the full video and story.

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