Brand Library & Art Center and Thinkspace Projects are pleased to present Nexus III, showcasing a curated selection of international artists belonging to the New Contemporary Art Movement. This special exhibition will include mini solo shows from Yosuke Ueno, The Perez Bros, Amy Sol, Leon Keer, Reen Barrera and Uriginal (aka Uri Martinez).
Known for it’s renewed emphasis on figuration, representational genres, and narrative in the wake of art academe’s conceptual turn of the 90s, the New Contemporary Art Movement is shaped by a foundational countercultural edge, public activations, and its social impetus. Largely self-supported and community-driven, the movement has taken shape beyond gallery walls and outside of traditional institutional vetting. Now, as diverse and heterogeneous aesthetically as it is geographically and culturally expansive, the New Contemporary has come into its own as a globally energized art movement.
BRAND LIBRARY & ART CENTER: Brand Library & Art Center has been a cornerstone for the arts in Southern California since 1956. This unique public library focuses on visual arts and music and provides free services and programs for a diverse community, including a collection of over 110,000 items, subject specialist librarians, exhibitions, concerts, lectures, dance performances, films, and hands-on craft programs for children and adults. Always evolving, Brand Library utilizes new technologies and continues to develop innovative programs to serve an ever-widening public interested in the arts. Brand Library & Art Center is a branch of the City of Glendale Library, Arts & Culture Department.
We thank everyone who came out to the opening of Nexus II at Glendale’s Brand Library & Arts Center.
Nexus II is a group exhibition featuring works from a curated selection of New Contemporary artists, plus mini solo exhibitions by Drew Merritt, Ermsy, Super A, and Robert Proch, along-side a mural and installation by Bumblebeelovesyou, and sculptural installations in the Library’s outdoor courtyard by Spenser Little.
The exhibition is on view now through January 11th and you can view available pieces here and here.
Today, Friday, January 6th and tomorrow, Saturday, January 7th are the last days to catch SANER’s In A Dream (En un Sueño) and the extensive group exhibition NEXUS at The Brand Library and Art Center. This must see show feature pieces by 64 New Contemporary artists alongside murals and installations by Bumblebeelovesyou, Cryptik, Drew Merritt, Kelly Vivanco, Lucien Shapiro and Yoskay Yamamoto.
The Brand Library and Art Center is a hidden Los Angeles treasure. The 3,200 square foot venue consists of a primary exhibition space, a 2,800 square foot Skylight Gallery, and an auxiliary space, the Atrium Gallery, 500 square feet overlooking their courtyard.
On Instagram, you will always find us posting sneak peeks, studio shots, and the work of our Thinkspace family from around the world. Follow the accounts of those artists and you’ll get a sneak peak into their lives and creative process. To continue our series, Thinkspace Family on Instagram, here are the accounts of a few of the artists who have installations at the Brand Library and Art Center.
Saner’s “In a Dream (En un Sueño) ” and the group exhibition NEXUS will both be on view at the Brand Library and Art Center now through January 6th.
We’re excited to announce that we will be releasing a new print by SANER at the opening of SANER’s solo exhibition In a Dream (En un Sueño) in collaboration with Fifty24MX at the Brand Library & Art Center this Saturday. We will have a table set up near the front of the entrance for print and SANER enthusiasts to pick up a print at 6pm when doors open. The Brand Library & Art Center is just one mile from the LA Zoo and we anticipate it will resemble our BEYOND EDEN events. This is one of the hottest shows to hit Los Angeles this year, do not miss this show!
Saturday, November 5th 6-10PM
FREE and open to all // reception will feature DJs, cash bars, and food trucks!!!
Taking Place At:
Brand Library & Art Center
1601 W. Mountain Street
Glendale, California 91201
Edition of 50
16×20 inches (40.6×50.8cm)
Fine art print on 290gsm paper
Signed and numbered by the artist