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Vertical Gallery presents ‘LAX / ORD II’, curated by Thinkspace. The exhibition will feature 100 artists, and will take place September 7 – 28, 2019. The opening reception is Saturday, September 7th, 6-9pm.
After the phenomenal success of LAX / ORD in September 2016, Vertical and Thinkspace immediately discussed collaborating again. “LAX / ORD II” will have more artists than the first edition, in what will be the largest collection of artists from the New Contemporary Movement under one roof to date in the Windy City.
All the artists have been asked to work within the same space confines of 12×12 inches (30×30 cm) and left to their own devices from there. This collection helps to showcase just how vast and varied the Movement is, from portrait based works to the more fantastical, from landscapes to design based abstract works… ‘LAX / ORD II’ promises to bring your Instagram feed to life and expose you to your new favorite artist.
The exhibition will also include more of a taste of the local Chicago art scene. JC Rivera will have a site-specific mural on the back wall of the gallery to help accent the group show that will be installed on the gallery’s adjacent side walls. On top of that, there will be a new print edition from Kayla Mahaffey that will be available exclusively for sale to those attending the opening reception. Get ready for Thinkspace’s big return!
Artists include: ABCNT Abigail Goldman Adam Caldwell Ador Alex Garant Alex Yanes Alexandra Manukyan Alvaro Naddeo Anthony Solano Baldur Helgason Benjamin Garcia Brian Mashburn Bryan Valenzuela Buff Monster Caratoes Carlos Ramirez CASE Casey Weldon Charlie Edmiston Chase Mullen Chloe Becky Clare Toms Collin Van Der Sluijs Craig ’Skibs’ Barker Crash One Cristian Blanxer Daniel Bildodeau David Cooley Derek Gores Drew Young Eduardo F. Angel Eelus Egg Fiasco Erica Rose Levine Ermsy Fafi Fernando Chamarelli Fumi Nakamura Goopmassta Hanna Lee Joshi Helen Bur Hilda Palafox (aka Poni) Huntz Liu JC Rivera Jacque Fragua Joseph Renda Jr. Joram Roukes Kaili Smith Kayla Mahaffey Kelly Vivanco Kelsey Beckett Kobusher Koz Dos Kyle Bryant Lauren YS Leon Keer Linsey Levendall Lisa King Lonac Louis Masai Luke Chueh Mando Marie Marie-Claude Marquis Martine Johanna Max Sansing Meggs Nicola Caredda Nomad Clan Nosego Nuno Viegas Oak Oak Paola Delfin The Perez Bros PREF Rachel Strum Ricky Watts Roos van der Vliet Ryan Malley Samuel Rodriguez Sean Chao Sepe Seth Armstrong Sickid Spenser Little Stephanie Buer Stikman Super A Superdeux Telmo Miel Terry Arena TMRWLND Troy Lovegates Wiley Wallace Woes Wooden Wave Yok & Sheryo Yosuke Ueno Yusei Abe Zezão
‘LAX / ORD II’, Curated by Thinkspace September 7 – 28, 2019 Opening Reception: Saturday, September 7 from 6-9PM
Taking Place At: Vertical Gallery 1016 N. Western Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60622
LAX / ORD – curated show at Vertical Gallery (Chicago, IL)
Opening Reception with the Artist(s):
Saturday, September 3, 2016
6:00 – 10:00pm
Opening September 3rd at Vertical Gallery, Chicago, is LAX/ORD, a group exhibition showcasing new small format works by some of the most relevant and exciting artists working in the New Contemporary Art Movement. Connecting the West Coast art scene to that of the MidWest’s, this survey exhibition will feature local and international artists curated by one of the movement’s most active and respected proponents: Los Angeles’ Thinkspace gallery. This collaborative presentation with Patrick Hull’s Vertical Gallery is Thinkspace’s tenth iteration of its successful traveling exhibition series, and will be the largest presentation of New Contemporary art ever to take place in Chicago.
Featuring 12″ x 12″ small format works by nearly one hundred individual artists, LAX/ORD is broadly curated by Thinkspace’s co-founder Andrew Hosner. This comprehensive exhibition is meant to capture the diversity and dynamism of the steadily growing New Contemporary Art Movement, bringing the largest representative cross-section of its burgeoning international community to the MidWest for the first time. In addition to the ambitious gallery display, a site- specific mural collaboration between Ghostbeard and Patch Whisky will be presented in tandem with the exhibition.
“With roots firmly planted in illustration, pop culture, comics, street art, and graffiti, put quite simply the New Contemporary Art Movement is art for the people,” said Thinkspace co-founder Andrew Hosner.
Ghostbeard & Patch Whisky public mural produced by Thinkspace x Vertical Gallery
Featuring 12×12 inch works from (99 total):
Craig ‘Skibs’ Barker
Henrik Aa. Uldalen
Icy and Sot
Jana & JS
Lunar New Year
Stella Im Hultberg
UR New York
Yok & Sheryo