Pow! Wow! Antelope Valley 2020

Pow! Wow! Antelope Valley returned for its third year in Lancaster, California this past month. From September 5th through September 12th a dozen talented artists added to the 31 murals and installations, created during 2016 and 2019 editions of the festival, which can be discovered around the city.

In blistering heat and under a smoky sky, these twelve amazing artists: Allison Bamcat, Carlos Mendoza, Carlos Ramirez, Casey Weldon, Chloe Becky, Gustavo Rimada, Huntz Liu, Kim Sielbeck, Manuel Zamudio, MJ Lindo, Spenser Little, and Victoria Cassinova; brought their vision to life and infused the streets of Lancaster with their distinct creative voices.

For the safety of the artists and the general public and in compliance with the Los Angeles County Health Department’s COVID-19 protocols, no public events were held during POW!WOW! AV. While the expansion of the Antelope Valley’s outdoor museum is exciting and visiting the murals offer some escape for all that have been trapped indoors these past several months, we ask that you wear a mask while touring the new murals.

The Lancaster Museum of Art and History is dedicated to strengthening awareness, enhancing accessibility and igniting the appreciation of art, history and culture in the Antelope Valley through dynamic exhibitions, innovative educational programs, creative community engagement and a vibrant collection that celebrates the richness of the region.

Pow! Wow! Antelope Valley is made possible due to the support and sponsorship of the Lancaster Museum of Art and History and Thinkspace Projects from Los Angeles, California.

Special thanks to the City of Lancaster, Destination Lancaster, The BLVD Association, Signs & Designs, and all who help bring POW! WOW! AV to life.

For further details please check www.lancastermoah.org and www.powwowworldwide.com

Videos by Birdman

Virtual Walkthrough of Carlos Ramirez’s ‘A Faster Hallelujah’ and Huntz Liu’s ‘Subtraction’

We’re excited to offer you all a virtual walkthrough of our current exhibitions:https://players.cupix.com/p/7yBx10SK    

Once you enter either room, navigate around the virtual gallery using your arrow keys. (Further control instructions are visible once you enter.).

The ‘Highlights’ bar at the bottom of your viewing window also provides short cuts to both exhibitions, along with the map of our space in the lower-left corner of your screen. 

 To see a piece up close, click on it on the wall or on the artwork navigation bar at the bottom of the window.  

When viewing a work up close, you can then click the Info Icon in the upper right corner to see more information about the piece (title, medium, etc.). 

Click HERE to view the new works from Carlos Ramirez 

Click HERE to view the new works from Huntz Liu 

Click HERE to view the virtual opening tour for both exhibits 

Click HERE to view our studio visit with Carlos Ramirez

 Click HERE to check out our interview with Carlos Ramirez

 Click HERE to check out our interview with Huntz Liu 

Click HERE to view a selection of installation photographs of both exhibits 

Both exhibitions on view through April 25

Tour developed by Birdman

Opening Reception of Carlos Ramirez’s “A Faster Hallelujah” and Huntz Liu’s “Subtraction”

Welcome to our first virtual opening reception, featuring new works from Carlos Ramirez’s “A False Hallelujah” and Hunt Liu’s “Subtraction.”

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we will be closed until at least April 30th in accordance with California’s Statewide Lockdown.

But a lockdown won’t keep us down —

Join us on Tuesday, April 7th at 4 pm for a live exhibition tour and Q&A via Zoom. Details to be shared this coming Monday.

Thank you all for the love and support during these ever-changing times. Keep safe. Keep strong. Keep creative.

Photos courtesy of Birdman

Virtual Opening for Carlos Ramirez’s “A Faster Hallelujah” and Huntz Liu’s “Subtraction”

Virtual Opening Schedule for our April exhibitions:

CARLOS RAMIREZ “A Faster Hallelujah”
HUNTZ LIU “Subtraction”

Our virtual coverage of our April exhibitions will kick off this Saturday, April 4 at 5pm pacific time.

5pm – Video your posted to our Instagram TV

5:15pm – We will go live on our Instagram

6pm – We will go live on our Facebook

Full digital previews for both exhibits will be live tomorrow morning at 10 am pacific time on our website:
www.thinkspaceprojects.com

Virtual self-guided tour to follow late next week. Details to follow on that soon.

Thank you all for the love and support during these ever-changing times. Keep safe. Keep strong. Keep creative.

Video by Birdman

Huntz Liu’s ‘Subtraction’ on view April 4th to April 25th

HUNTZ LIU
Subtraction
On view April 4 – April 25, 2020

Concurrently on view in the Thinkspace project room is “Subtraction”, featuring new works from Huntz Liu. The artist works with a straight edge and knife, cutting and layering the paper to expose geometric/abstract compositions. These compositions are comprised of shapes that sit on different planes, creating literal depth, while the composition itself creates a perceived depth. It is this intersection of the literal and perceived that informs the work; where the absence of material reveals form and the casting of shadow create line.

Recently, Liu has been further exploring the collision between imaginary space and real space: shadows that cast shadow / extruding shapes that recede like a sunken relief / sliced shapes formed by cut material.
The artist adds “Underlying every piece is the method and medium of hand-cut paper. There is a calm in this process, with its forced tedium + slow/heavy time consumption, that allows me to live in and about the work. Every shape and color, every corner and edge, I was there for. There is no escaping it and, ultimately, there are no shortcuts.”