‘Bit and Pieces, Odds and Ends’
We’re excited to have Telmo Miel back at the Fullerton Art Museum for their second solo exhibition with the institution. This special collection of eight new oil paintings opens alongside ‘Step Right Up: Behind the Scenes of the Circus Big Top 1890-1965’.
On view now through January 7, 2018 at:
Fullerton Museum Center
301 N. Pomona Avenue
Fullerton, California 92832
‘The Los Angelurkers’
Mini solo show in Foyer Gallery
Curated by Thinkspace
Taking Place At:
Fullerton Museum Center
310 N. Pomona Avenue
Fullerton, CA 92832
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 29th from 6-9PM
On view: July 29th through September 10th
The Fullerton Museum Center in conjunction with Thinkspace are happy to present a small showcase featuring the works of the phenomenally influential Jeremy Fish.
Fish, originally from Albany New York, moved to San Francisco in the 90’s to set up camp at the age of 19 in North Cali’s skate mecca, eventually studying screen-printing and painting, and completing a degree at the Art Institute of San Francisco. He went on to work commercially as an illustrator, designer, and art director, contributing to apparel companies and magazines like DLX, Think, Thrasher, Juxtapoz, and Slap.
Inspired by children’s books and cartoons from the 70s and skateboard graphics from the 80s and 90s, Jeremy Fish’s world is both playful and dark, inhabited by animals, phenomenal graphic motifs, cool cars, and classic vans. He creates a whole cast of animal characters inspired by the cities and scenes he loves and the personal and human conflicts he observes. In 2015 Fish became San Francisco’s City Hall’s first-ever artist in residence, creating a body of work based on the iconic city he has called home since 1994. In celebration of its centennial, he created 100 pieces of mixed-media drawing based on San Francisco’s urban history and its civic hub, which were exhibited in a special project in the fall of 2015 entitled, O Glorious City. If that wasn’t enough, the city further showed their thanks for Fish by proclaiming November 19th to be “Jeremy Fish Day” from here on out. In this new body of work, The Los Angelurkers is a return to a more lighthearted Fish as he celebrates everything he loves about Los Angeles, in spite of his steadfast North Cali allegiances. In an attempt to cut out any unnecessary negativity from his life, following his recovery from a serious brain aneurysm in 2014, Fish has spent most of the past year hunting down this imaginative world of mythical creatures from the recesses of his ingeniously offbeat mind, revealing a cool and playful world of fantasy and nostalgia.
Thinkspace family artists Telmo Miel just completed another moving mural ‘Not As Creepy as I Seem’ in Dordrecht, Holland. Here is the inspiration behind the piece in the artists’ own words.
“The picture we used as reference was from an old photo database, that had pictures of people in Dordrecht in the 1930-1940s. This particular girl we saw perfectly fitted this wall, and because of the fact the girl was from there we could not resist using it as a base for our concept.
By looking at those photo’s we realized the overall feel of photography drastically changed over the decades. Nowadays people use their phones or in luxurious circumstances they hire a photographer for family portraits. But the feel is usually happy, smiling, or with a duckface here and there. The database we went through was filled with serious people in a clothing style that referred more to modern day horror films than wholesome family life.
In every case, there is a kind of easily misinterpret-able factor ‘appearance’. She isn’t creepy though. Just like I’m not always angry, although I maybe appear to be.”
Make sure to check out their current exhibition at the Fullerton Museum Center ‘Lost and Not Found’
in its final days. The exhibition features a mural and a few original works by the artists closes November 27th.
We’re excited to announce that Telmo Miel’s “Lost and Not Found” exhibition at the Fullerton Museum Center has been extended to November 27th. The exhibition displays new work by the Netherland duo and a site-specific mural. To view all the work on online, you can visit the Thinkspace Gallery website here.
Prolific artistic duo Telmo Miel has had a busy summer! They kicked off their season of murals at POW! WOW! Long Beach in conjunction with their piece for “Vitality in Verve in the Third Dimension” at the Long Beach Museum of Art. Before heading back over the Atlantic, Telmo Miel painted another fantastic mural piece at the Fullerton Museum Center for their mini exhibition “Lost and Not Found”. Once back in Europe, they hopped from country to country creating new pieces in 4 different countries from Italy to Norway. Absolutely killing it with 7 murals in 3 months, and we don’t anticipate them slowing down.
Make sure to catch Telmo Miel’s exhibition “Lost and Not Found” at the Fullerton Museum Center in the Foyer Gallery before it closes next Saturday, September 24th. Please visit the Thinkspace Gallery website from more information on Telmo Miel and view all available work from the artists here. Now let’s scroll through their amazing pieces; title and location is above the photos.
“Far From Tired” – Long Beach, CA | Pow! Wow! Long Beach
“Strange to Us, Normal To Others” – Long Beach, CA | Vitality & Verve : In The Third Dimension
“KU” – Norway |UGANGprosjektet
‘Når jeg blir Stor’ (When I Grow Up) – Drammen, Norway | UGANGprosjektet
“Proud Parronts” – Refugee Camp in Dortmund, Germany | 44309 Street Art Gallery
“Eleventeen” – Pertuis, France | ArtWork Festival
“Half Way Here” – Civitanova, Italy | Anime De Strada
“Rarely Tidy” – Fullerton, CA | Fullerton Museum Center