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
The Fort Wayne Museum of Art will host Invisible College, a group exhibition co-curated by Andrew and Shawn Hosner of Los Angeles’ Thinkspace Gallery, and Josef Zimmerman of the Fort Wayne Museum of Art. Opening July 11th and on view until September 27th, the exhibition will feature new and representative works by 46 artists belonging to the New Contemporary movement. Dedicated to the energy and strength of its growing visibility and recognition, Invisible College explores the aesthetics of a movement that has devised its own course; one that has been largely defined outside of institutional contexts.
Here is a taste of the artists heading to Indiana and their works in progress or detail shot of work.
Brett Amory Installation
Ravi Zupa’s Sculpture
Finished Work by David Cooley
Co-curated by Thinkspace & Josef Zimmerman
Taking place at:
Fort Wayne Museum of Art
311 E Main Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 11th 7-10PM
*Musical performances at 9PM from Lost Lakes and Heaven’s Gateway Drugs
$7 admission / $5 for members
Exhibition runs July 11th – September 27th, 2015
Featuring site-specific murals and installations from:
Andrew Schoultz / Brett Amory / Cyrcle / Mark Dean Veca / Troy Lovegates
Alongside a group show featuring the work of 42 international artists.
Please visit the Thinkspace Gallery website for more details.
Pop on over to Juxtapoz for a virtual tour of ‘Vitality and Verve: Transforming the Urban Landscape’. Over three thousand people visited the exhibition on opening night, making us only wonder how many guests LBMA will have in total over the course of three months. ‘Vitality and Verve: Transforming the Urban Landscape’ is on view till September 27th.
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.