Photo Tour of ‘Unity’ at Volery Gallery | June 9, 2022 – July 2, 2022

Our co-curated exhibition ‘Unity’ has had an incredible showing at Volery Gallery this past month. The show featured talented artists from around the globe that aligned with the exhibition statement around ‘Unity.’ We’re thankful for those who could attend the exhibition and see these works in person.

Exhibition Statement:

The times we are living in, now more so than ever, have shown us that we need to come together as one. That all our actions impact each other. That looking out for number one, is not the way that things are going to get fixed. The world must unite and work together to heal itself or there will be no coming back from the brink we collectively find ourselves at.

Our global creative community, united, can influence change. We need to be committed to fighting for climate change awareness and bringing further light to the issues facing our food and water supply chains and ocean life. All major issues that if left unchecked, will ultimately affect all life on Earth in negative ways over the next few decades.

Featuring new works embracing this idea from:
Alex Face (b. 1981 Thailand)
Langston Allston (b. 1991 USA)
Esao Andrews (b. 1978 USA)
Reen Barrera (b. 1990 France)
Julio Anaya Cabanding (b. 1987 Spain)
Victoria Cassinova (b. 1993 USA)
Sandra Chevrier (b. 1983 Canada)
Dulk | aka Antonio Segura (b. 1983 Spain)
Giorgiko (b. 1989 USA)
Imon Boy (b. 1992 Spain)
Tosin Kalejaye (b. 1992 Nigeria)
Yasuhito Kawasaki (b. 1983 Japan)
Leon Keer (b. 1980 Netherlands)
Ayobola Kekere-ekun (b. 1993 Nigeria)
Ryo Laksamana | aka RYOL (b. 1993 Indonesia)
Jimbo Lateef (b. 1999 Nigeria)
Young Lee (b. 1983 South Korea)
Scott Listfield (b. 1976 USA)
Kayla Mahaffey (b. 1994 USA)
Kiko Miyares (b. 1977 Spain)
Kristy Moreno (b. 1991 USA)
Ken Nwadiogbu (b. 1994 Nigeria)
Chigozie Obi (b. 1997 Nigeria)
Michael Reeder (b. 1982 USA)
Max Sansing (b. 1981 USA)
Mark Jeffrey Santos (b.1990 Philippines)
Terron Cooper Sorrells (b. 1994 USA)
Super A | aka Stefan Thelen (b. 1981 Netherlands)
Yosuke Ueno (b. 1977 Japan)

About Volery Gallery:
Founded in 2020 by Rom Levy, Volery Gallery promotes artists whose art is best described as the New Contemporary Wave. Established in Dubai, the hub of business in the Middle East and Africa, the gallery features the most prominent international artists. Following the migration patterns, they will fly out from all over the world on a murmuration to the golden aviary, where the gallery offers them an elite location in the heart of the city to share their vision.

Through collaborations with various galleries and curators Volery will run exhibitions over the year and an online journal which aim to offer the Middle East the exposure to the latest happenings in the international contemporary art world. Located in Dubai International Financial Center the gallery is accessible through appointments only.

‘AHORA’ a co-curated exhibition from Thinkspace Projects and Tlaloc Studios showing at Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center | June 11, 2022 – July 24, 2022

Haylie Jimenez

‘AHORA’
Curated by Thinkspace Projects and Tlaloc Studios

On view June 11 – July 24, 2022

Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center
241 S. Anaheim Blvd
Anaheim, California
www.muzeo.org

‘AHORA’ is on display free to the public in the Historic Carnegie Galleries

Bringing together two of LA’s most revered incubators for emerging art, ‘AHORA’ will showcase the work of 44 contemporary artists from around the world, with a focus on Southern California. This special exhibition is being curated by Ozzie Juarez from Tlaloc Studios and Andrew Hosner from Thinkspace Projects. Each curator has chosen a vast array of creatives across various mediums, each with that special something that places them firmly in the current zeitgeist.

From the delicate ceramic work of Lizette Hernandez, Sachi Moskowitz and Maria Paz to the more figurative-based ceramic creations of Sydnie and Haylie Jimenez, Abi Castillo and Kristy Moreno and the sculptural creations of Aaron Estrada, Kiko Miyares, Maria Maea and Toco-Oco, this exhibition run the gamut! Including the photographic work of Felix Quintana and Valerie J. Bower alongside the contemporary portraiture of Brian ‘Dovie’ Golden and Manuel Zamudio, and the surrealist leanings of Young-Ji Cha and Ryo Laksamana (aka Ryol) the juxtaposition is clear and powerful. These perfectly compliment the street art-infused work of Sentrock, Mr. B Baby, Loser Angeles and Motelseven and the observational works of the Perez Bros, Hely Gonzales, Johnny Quintanilla and Alvaro Naddeo. ‘AHORA’ aims to be a snapshot of the now, highlighting the creatives who make work that speak to the major upheavals of our modern times.

Featuring new works from:

Valerie J. Bower

Jamiah Calvin

Abi Castillo

Young-Ji Cha

Lauren D’amato

Aaron Estrada

Paul Flores

Abe Garcia

Brian ‘Dovie’ Golden

Hely Gonzales

Lizette Hernandez

Cody Jimenez

Haylie Jimenez

Sydnie Jimenez

Ozzie Juarez

Yasuhito Kawasaki

Ryo Laksamana (aka Ryol)

Loser Angeles

Kiara Machado

Maria Maea

Steve Martinez

Juan Medina

Kiko Miyares

Kristy Moreno

Sachi Moskowitz

Motelseven

Mr. B Baby

Alvaro Naddeo

The Perez Bros

Michael Polakowski

Felix Quintana

Johnny Quintanilla

Maria Paz

Carlos Ramirez

Albert Reyes

Gustavo Rimada

Rossana Romero

Javier Ruiz

Sentrock

Dulcito Soledad

Toco-Oco

Issac Vazquez

Josh Vazquez

Josh Young

Manuel Zamudio

About Tlaloc Studios:

Tlaloc Studios is an interdisciplinary creative space with a diverse range of artists and practices, including Film Photography, Printmaking, Ceramics, Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Graphic design , Videography and Fashion Design. Tlaloc Studios also host workshops and curates exhibitions and events for the Los Angeles community.

About Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center:

The Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center engages the community in exploring and celebrating our diverse heritage, culture and arts through creative programming.
Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center is located in downtown Anaheim near the intersection of Broadway and Anaheim Boulevard. There are two galleries at Muzeo, the Main Gallery (which has an admission fee and houses rotating exhibits) and the Carnegie Gallery (which offers free admission and houses both rotating exhibits and a permanent exhibit on the history of Anaheim). NOTE that admission fees vary with each Muzeo Main Gallery exhibit. 

Opening Reception:

Saturday, June 11

‘Ahora’ is on display free to the public in the Historic Carnegie Galleries.

Photo Tour of Evoca1’s ‘Sanctuary‘, Tran Nguyen’s ‘Remedy‘, and group exhibition #ThinkspaceHappyPlace

Thinkspace presents a photo tour through Evoca1’s ‘Sanctuary‘, Tran Nguyen’s ‘Remedy‘, and group exhibition #ThinkspaceHappyPlace

Video Tour and Opening Reception of EVOCA1’s ‘Sanctuary’, Tran Nguyen’s ‘Remedy’, and group exhibition #ThinkspaceHappyPlace

Opening reception of EVOCA1’s ‘Sanctuary’, Tran Nguyen’s ‘Remedy’, and group exhibition #ThinkspaceHappyPlace

On view until August 7, 2021 at Thinkspace Projects.

EVOCA1 (AKA ELIO MERCADO) – ‘Sanctuary

EXCERPT FROM EVOCA1 INTERVIEW

What is your most favorite and least favorite part of creating a mural? What is your most favorite and least favorite part of working in the studio?

My least favorite part of painting a mural is the prep work that goes on before I can actually start painting.  It could be from getting a concept approved to buffing the wall.

Once that process is done, then we can actually get into the paint, which is the best part. Seeing how the wall comes together and interacting with people in the street during the process is what makes it all worth it. In the studio, it’s pretty much the same. I really enjoy the creative process, but I struggle having to be indoors, confined to a space for long hours.

Full interview is available here

TRAN NGUYEN – ‘Remedy

EXCERPT FROM TRAN NGUYEN INTERVIEW

Do you have any rituals that help you tap into a creative flow? Are you still a night owl when it comes to working?

Coming up with ideas is probably the hardest step for me.  Sometimes, the best way to get the creative flow moving is to sit in my living room for a few hours without any music, noise or distractions.  If I sit long enough my mind will eventually get bored and wander off, which can slowly get that little hamster wheel churning.  I think this is what you call modern meditation?  And yes, I still hoot at night.

Full interview is available here

Virtual Tour of Evoca1’s ‘Sanctuary’, Tran Nguyen’s ‘Remedy’, and group exhibition #ThinkspaceHappyPlace

Thinkspace presents a virtual tour through Evoca1’s ‘Sanctuary‘, Tran Nguyen’s ‘Remedy‘, and group exhibition #ThinkspaceHappyPlace

Click here to explore the virtual tour: https://players.cupix.com/p/XBedm3yy

Virtual tour developed by Birdman Photos