‘Vitality & Verve : In The Third Dimension’ at the LBMA | Downstairs

LBMA Vitality and Verve In The Third Dimension

“Vitality & Verve: In The Third Dimension” at the Long Beach Museum of Art presented in collaboration with POW! WOW! Long Beach and Thinkspace Gallery opened to the public July 16th.  A selection of the best artists who have carved out a place for themselves within the mural and new contemporary art movement; were invited to transform the 8,000 sq ft space within the walls of the Long Beach Museum of Art. Creating site-specific installations, murals, and sculptural vignettes; the various artists used a plethora of materials to push their own artistic boundaries. Ariel DeAndrea’s paper cranes fly through the front part of the museum, while Marc Dean Veca’s blacklight bean bag cave coaxes you sit awhile and immerse yourself into the installation.

The artists’ materials are as varied as their own artistic voices; using materials ranging from fiber, wood, plastics, acrylics, resins, cardboard, textiles, paints, ceramics, paper,  and reclaimed materials pushed their work into the third dimension.

Below is a visual tour of the downstairs portion of the Long Beach Museum of Art, photos courtesy of Birdman Photography. This is only half of the exhibition which must be seen in person. The presentation of Vitality & Verve: In The Third Dimension is made possible by the generous support of The Port of Long Beach, JetBlue, Pasadena Art Alliance, the Bauer Foundation, and Thinkspace Gallery. 

LBMA Vitality and Verve In The Third Dimension

LBMA Vitality and Verve In The Third Dimension

LBMA Vitality and Verve In The Third Dimension

LBMA Vitality and Verve In The Third Dimension

LBMA Vitality and Verve In The Third Dimension

LBMA Vitality and Verve In The Third Dimension

LBMA Vitality and Verve In The Third Dimension

LBMA Vitality and Verve In The Third Dimension

LBMA Vitality and Verve In The Third Dimension

LBMA Vitality and Verve In The Third Dimension

LBMA Vitality and Verve In The Third Dimension

LBMA Vitality and Verve In The Third Dimension

LBMA Vitality and Verve In The Third Dimension

LBMA Vitality and Verve In The Third Dimension

LBMA Vitality and Verve In The Third Dimension

LBMA Vitality and Verve In The Third Dimension

LBMA Vitality and Verve In The Third Dimension

LBMA Vitality and Verve In The Third Dimension

LBMA Vitality and Verve In The Third Dimension

LBMA Vitality and Verve In The Third Dimension

LBMA Vitality and Verve In The Third Dimension

LBMA Vitality and Verve In The Third Dimension

LBMA Vitality and Verve In The Third Dimension

LBMA Vitality and Verve In The Third Dimension

LBMA Vitality and Verve In The Third Dimension

LBMA Vitality and Verve In The Third Dimension

LBMA Vitality and Verve In The Third Dimension

LBMA Vitality and Verve In The Third Dimension

LBMA Vitality and Verve In The Third Dimension

LBMA Vitality and Verve In The Third Dimension

LBMA Vitality and Verve In The Third Dimension

LBMA Vitality and Verve In The Third Dimension

LBMA Vitality and Verve In The Third Dimension

LBMA Vitality and Verve In The Third Dimension

The exhibition is on view till October 16th, please visit the Long Beach Museum of Art website for museum hours and directions.

To view the availability of some of the works featured in this special exhibition, please click the link below:

Preview of Cinta Vidal Mural for “Vitality & Verve: In The Third Dimension”

In an interview and film by Selina Miles, we get a preview of Cinta Vidal’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.

“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

Long Beach Post Interview with Cinta Vidal

Long Beach Post Cinta Vidal

The Long Beach Post interviewed artist Cinta Vidal to discuss her murals for Pow! Wow! Long Beach and ‘Vitality and Verve: In The Third Dimension‘ at the Long Beach Museum of Art. We are excited to be showing Cinta Vidal’s latest body of work at Thinkspace Gallery for Gravities in the Project Room opening this Saturday, July 23rd. Visit the Long Beach Post website for the full interview and insight into this perspective bending artist.

Cinta Vidal’s work may remind you of M.C. Escher’s mind-boggling staircase illusion, or even the movie Inception, where Parisian streets fold over unto themselves. However, these paintings are more about the distances between our varying perspectives and how, although we may live and breathe in close proximity to each other, we may also be living in completely different dimensions. – Long Beach Post

Cinta Vidal Featured on The Creators Project

Cinta Vidal Creator Project

The Creators Project features the work of Spanish artist Cinta Vidal who has a two fresh murals in Long Beach. She has one new piece for “Vitality & Verve: In The Third Dimension” inside the Long Beach Museum of Art, and her second will need to be found by exploring Pow! Wow! Long Beach’s new passport. To enjoy more work by Cinta Vidal please join us for the opening of her upcoming exhibition this Saturday, July 23rd at Thinkspace Gallery.  In the meantime check out the full write up about Cinta on The Creator Projects’ website.

Each scene is rendered with architectural precision, drawing the eye to delve deeply into one corner of the work. When the time comes to connect these details to the rest of a scene, however, a viewer can be left head-scratching. – The Creators Project

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

Pow! Wow! Long Beach 2016

Pow Wow Long Beach

POW! WOW! Long Beach returns July 11th in tandem withVitality and Verve: In The Third Dimension at the Long Beach Museum of Art. Explore Long Beach this week as there are over twice as many artists & murals this year, visit the www.powwowlongbeach.com for more details and the passport that guides you around Long Beach to find treasured art.