This dynamic group show brings together 83 artists from 20 countries spanning the globe, showcasing a diverse range of artistic backgrounds and career stages.
As a special highlight, participating artists Super A and Collin van der Sluijs will create stunning mural-scale works to be added to the ever-evolving STRAAT main hall collection during the week leading up to the grand opening.
Explore THE NEW VANGUARD IIIfrom the comfort of your home with a video tour through the exhibitions, showcasing the compelling and thought-provoking work of a very talented group of new contemporary artists.
THE NEW VANGUARD III Curated by Thinkspace Projects
September 12 through December 27, 2020
Lancaster Museum of Art and History 665 W. Lancaster Blvd. Lancaster, California 93534 www.LancasterMOAH.org
Featuring Solo Exhibitions From: KEVIN PETERSON “Embers” KAYLA MAHAFFEY “Adrift” ALEX GARANT “Deconstructing Identities” KATHY AGER “Fool’s Gold”
The Lancaster Museum of Art and History, in collaboration with Los Angeles’ Thinkspace Projects, is pleased to present The New Vanguard III, a dynamic group exhibition of works by international artists working in the New Contemporary art movement. The highly anticipated follow up to 2018’s successful second iteration of The New Vanguard, on view in tandem with this year’s POW WOW! Antelope Valley will feature special solo projects by artists Kevin Peterson, Kayla Mahaffey, Kathy Ager and Alex Garant.
The New Vanguard III, in keeping with the first two installments, will present a diverse and expansive group of curated new works. In addition to the solo exhibitions on view from Mahaffey, Peterson, Ager and Garant, we will also be presenting our ’Small Victories’ group show focusing on suicide prevention and mental health. We’ve lost one of our greatest allies and friends and one of our rising stars to this ever growing epidemic in recent years. Sadly this issue is very wide spread in the creative community and we want to help raise awareness and funds. If it helps guide just one person out of the darkness, it was more than worth it to mount this collection of works.
In recent years we have lost one of our greatest friends and allies, along with one of our rising stars, to this ever-growing epidemic. Depression and suicide are very widespread in the creative community and we want to help raise awareness and offer support for those suffering. If it helps guide just one person out of the darkness, it was more than worth it to mount this collection of works.
September is National Suicide Prevention Month. If someone you know needs your support, please don’t hesitate to drop them a call, invite them to a Zoom group, swing by if you can… just let them know they are loved and needed.
10% of sales will be donated to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
Kathy Ager – Fool’s Gold | September 12, 2020 – December 27, 2020
The inspiration behind ‘Fool’s Gold’: For this body of work, I continued to delve into my own personal experiences and observations and seek ways to express them through objects and light. A lot of my inspiration comes from my more painful experiences and outlook on life, but I try to make something beautiful out of that darkness. I was particularly inspired by the alienation I felt last year when caught up with someone who valued the pursuit of the party life over building something solid and real. That’s where the title “Fool’s Gold” came from. It’s painful to feel like you’re not enough, but to those who are after more fucked up pursuits and easy highs – the fool’s gold – you will never be valued the way you deserve. I find so much inspiration in that heartbreak.
The Lancaster Museum of Art and History, in collaboration with Thinkspace Projects, is pleased to present The New Vanguard III, a dynamic group exhibition of works by international artists working in the New Contemporary art movement.