Peak into ‘Invisible College’ exhibiting at Fort Wayne Museum of Art

The Fort Wayne Museum of Art will host Invisible College, a group exhibition co-curated by Andrew and Shawn Hosner of Los Angeles’ Thinkspace Gallery, and Josef Zimmerman of the Fort Wayne Museum of Art. Opening July 11th and on view until September 27th, the exhibition will feature new and representative works by 46 artists belonging to the New Contemporary movement. Dedicated to the energy and strength of its growing visibility and recognition, Invisible College explores the aesthetics of a movement that has devised its own course; one that has been largely defined outside of institutional contexts.

Here is a taste of the artists heading to Indiana and their works in progress or detail shot of work.

Alex Yanes Invisible College

Alex Yanes

yoskay yamamoto fort wayne

Yoskay Yamamoto

brett amory installation

Brett Amory Installation

Kevin Peterson Fort Wayne

Natalia Fabia

Ravi Zupas

Ravi Zupa’s Sculpture

Kevin Peterson

Kevin Peterson

David Cooley

Finished Work by David Cooley

Invisible college Fort Wayne

‘Invisible College’
Co-curated by Thinkspace & Josef Zimmerman

Taking place at:
Fort Wayne Museum of Art
311 E Main Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Opening Reception: Saturday, July 11th 7-10PM
*Musical performances at 9PM from Lost Lakes and Heaven’s Gateway Drugs

$7 admission / $5 for members

Exhibition runs July 11th – September 27th, 2015

Featuring site-specific murals and installations from:
Andrew Schoultz / Brett Amory / Cyrcle / Mark Dean Veca / Troy Lovegates

Alongside a group show featuring the work of 42 international artists.

Please visit the Thinkspace Gallery website for more details.

Recommended openings to catch this weekend…

Travis Louie
“The Most Dangerous Comb Over” 11×14″ / acrylic on board
Showcasing as part of Travis’ solo this Saturday at Copro Gallery

Fri, May 8th 6-9PM
La Luz De Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Blvd. in Los Angeles / 323.666.7667
“Miss Mindy’s Sassy Paper Doll Bonanza” book release party & signing
(one-night only special event)

Fri, May 8th 7-11PM
4210 Santa Monica Blvd in Los Angeles / 323.913.3375
“…Away From the Things of Man” with Kathleen Lolley + “A Brief History” from Allison Sommers in the project room alongside “Inner Myth Pt. 1” from Joao Ruas as part of the “Fresh Faces” series
(On view through June 5th)

Sat, May 9th 7-10:30PM
Black Maria Gallery
3137 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles / 818.613.9090
“These Are Strange Times My Dear” featuring works from CJ Metzger, Catia Chien, and Danny Paragouteva
(On view through June 6th)

Sat, May 9th 3-7PM
Carmichael Gallery of Contemporary Art
1257 N. La Brea Ave in West Hollywood / 323.969.0600
“Total Sao Paulo: A Guide To The Unexpected” special book signing event with complimentary Brazilian cocktails courtesy of Leblon Cachaca – plus you can take in Thais Beltrame’s debut LA solo and the ‘Get Rich Quick’ group show that both just opened on Thursday evening

Sat, May 9th 8-11:30PM
Copro Gallery
2525 Michigan Ave, Space T-5 at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica / 310.398.2643
“Strange Grooming Habits” from Travis Louie + “Sentimental” from Kathie Olivas
(On view through May 30th)

Sat, May 9th 7-11PM
Exhibit A Gallery
1086 S. Fairfax in Los Angeles / 323.954.7295
“Die Posers, Die!” featuring works from Steve Caballero, Tony Alva, Chris Pastras, Steve Olson, Lance Mountain and many more – limited prints and gift bags for those that get there early

Sat, May 9th 6:30-10PM (dog adoptions 4:30-8:30)
2062 Sawtelle Blvd in Los Angeles / 310.445.9276
“Free To A Good Home: Art Exhibition and Dog Adoption” featuring works from Apak!, Robert Bellm, Evah Fan, Susie Ghahremani, David Horvath, Michael Hsiung, Little Friends of Printmaking, Justin “Scrappers” Morrison, Tom Neely, Tru Nguyen, Martin Ontiveros, Albert Reyes, Martha Rich, Rob Sato, Edwin Ushiro, and many more + dog adoptions on site too day of event from Los Angeles Animal Services
(On view through June 10th)

Sat, May 9th 7-10PM
LeBasse Projects
6023 Washington Blvd in Culver City / 310.558.0200
“Hello and Goodbye” featuring new works from Yoskay Yamamoto + new works from Melissa Haslam in the project room
(On view through May 28th)

Sat, May 9th 7-11PM ($100 at the door)
MOCA Fresh Silent Auction
At the Geffen Contemporary / 152 North Central Ave in Los Angeles / 213.633.5381
Annual benefit auction to raise funds for the MOCA – food, drinks, and music courtesy of DJ Rashida

Sat, May 9th 7-10PM
Billy Shire Fine Arts
5790 Washington Blvd. in Los Angeles / 323.297.0600
New works from Mars-1, Damara Kaminecki, Chris Roberts-Antieau and Ray Abeyta
(On view through June 6th)

Sun, May 10th 6-9PM
Billy Shire Fine Arts
5790 Washington Blvd. in Los Angeles / 323.297.0600
Dr. Sketchy Los Angeles Session #000 with Shag and Tim Biskup + a few surprise guests – join Baby Tattoo and the gang at BSFA for what promises to be a very fun evening

Cerasoli & LeBasse re-open their new galleries in Culver City…

The Cerasoli and LeBasse galleries both re-opened in Culver City this past Saturday after a pretty public split of the short lived Cerasoli:LeBasse Gallery. The two parties are moving on and each re-opened this past weekend with receptions on the same evening (though LeBasse’s was a VIP only event – main opening is this weekend, more on that later in post)…
First up was the revamped Cerasoli Gallery. A fresh coat of paint inside and out and a fresh new show set things back in motion for Freddi and Evan and we wish them all the best in the year ahead.

In their main gallery, they had the new solo show from Los Angeles artist David O’Brien. ‘Explosions In A Mental Sky’ was a site to see, and the works REALLY need to be viewed in person, as there is so much detail, symbology and hidden meaning in each. Freddi was passing out a great lil’ chart that helped to break down all that was going on in each hyper detailed work….
View of the main gallery…

The mazes that are contained within his works are the real deal, and can be followed to completion… given you’ve the time of course, as they are insanely intricate…

In the rear gallery Los Angeles artist Tofer Chin continued his ongoing transformation and debuted an eclectic new body of work said to be inspired by LCD… it was definitely hipster heaven in galler 2 as all Tofer’s friends were out in full support for his ‘Double Dip’ opening…

After stopping by to congratulate Freddi and Evan on getting Cerasoli Gallery back up and running, it was time to head down the street to check out Beau and Christine’s new digs in the old DEN Contemporary space, a few doors down from Kinsey/DesForges (formerly BLK/MRKT)…

This past Saturday was an invite only affair for the unvelling of the new LeBasse Projects and the new space is just beautiful. The real deal grand opening for ‘Vous Avez Ete Juste Servi’ is this Saturday, March 21st from 7-11PM and will be sponsored by GenArt

Main gallery view (above) and some of our favorites from the show below…

Melissa Haslim

Yoskay Yamamoto

Jack Long

Michelle Valigura

Tessar Lo

Meryl Donoghue

Eric Fortune

Laura Ball