It’s the last week of ‘Juxtapozed‘ and Robert William’s ‘Slang Aesthetics!‘ at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art. With the holiday weekend in full swing, our friends in the Midwest should head out to the Fort Wayne Museum of Art and see these amazing exhibitions that will be closing after Sunday, July 9th.
‘Slang Aesthetics!‘ showcases the work of influential artists Robert Williams, who is known as the godfather of the low brow and pop surrealist art movements. The exhibition displays paintings, studies, and massive sculptures that are doorways into the mind of Williams.
‘Juxtapozed‘ co-curated by Andrew Hosner of Thinkspace Gallery, Gary Pressman of Copro Gallery, and Adjunct Curator of the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Josef Zimmerman, is the second installment of exhibitions the gallery has brought to the Museum to date. The exhibition showcases new and exciting work from the steadily expanding New Contemporary Art Movement. A continuation of Thinkspace’s mutually reinforced mission to garner institutional exposure and recognition for New Contemporary Art, its history, founders, key players, and artists, the exhibitions celebrate the impact of its most enduring media platforms, Juxtapoz Magazine, and the work of one of its most iconic trailblazers. Now widely considered the largest and longest running art movement in history, the New Contemporary Art Movement encompasses everything from Street Art and Muralism to Pop Surrealism and Hyperrealism.
A well-deserved feature, Jolene Lai was recently highlighted on BOOOOOOOM in their Artist Spotlight series. Many of the pieces from Jolene Lai’s most recent exhibition with us, Besides You are featured in the spotlight. We’re thrilled Jolene Lai’s work continues to connect with art lovers. For those who would like to view her work in person, she is currently a part of both of our summer museum exhibitions, Flourish at Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum and Juxtapozed at Fort Wayne Museum of Art.
To view all available work by Jolene Lai, visit the Thinkspace Gallery website.
Street Art United States interviewed Thinkspace Family artist Dulk to discuss social media, the origins of the name Dulk, the evolution of street artists to muralist and so much more. Jump on over to Street Art United States website to read the full interview.
We’re excited to be showing work by Dulk in two of our museum curated exhibitions now on view, Juxtapozed showing at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art and Flourish at the Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum. This won’t be the last of Dulk in 2017 as we will be showing him this fall in the UK as well. We also have a few prints from Dulk still available to purchase on the Thinkspace Gallery website.
Painting in the street allowed me to take my future more seriously as an “artist”, it was a turning point in my life. Ever since I laid hands on my first spray can, my road changed direction. – Dulk from Street Art United States Interview
New to the Thinkspace Family, Juan Travieso was recently featured and interviewed for artist of the week on Urban Outfitters UK blog. Travieso has shown with us in various group exhibitions including Scope, Pow! Wow! Hawaii, Nexus and more. He currently has two new pieces on view, one in Juxtapozed at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art and soon to be opened Flourish at the Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum. To view all available work from Juan Travieso visit the Thinkspace Gallery website.
How would you describe your work?
My work is an appropriation of different styles and techniques that brings my compositions and color together. How I do this is I use my computer as a tool to create compositions that don’t physically exists in the world and through that I am able to open windows into virtual or digital spaces and create possibilities that are endless.
View full interview on UO Blog UK.
Juxtapozed and Robert Williams: SLANG Aesthetics! opened on April 21st at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art welcoming over 600 art enthusiasts through its doors. This was the first time Williams has shown in the mid-west, and the exhibition attracted guests from all over the midwest and east coast who drove in to be at the opening. The cities mentioned include Detroit, Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Indianapolis, and Pittsburgh to name a few. The following day Robert Williams discussed the basics of his work and process while always being considered an outsider in the art world.
Artists, Laurence Vallieres, Cinta Vidal, Kazu, and Meggs were on hand at the opening for Juxtapozed. The museum even picked up pieces by Meggs and Cinta Vidal for their permanent collection to commemorate the shows on site murals.
For more information on Juxtapozed and to view the available pieces from the exhibition, please visit the Thinkspace Gallery website. The full press release for Robert Williams: SLANG Aesthetics can be viewed here.
Both exhibitions are on view now through July 9th.