Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The Welkin Contest x Etika Projects - 3 days left to apply

The Welkin Contest and Etika Projects presents a unique opportunity for all EU artists!

WIN THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE FLOWN TO BARCELONA & TO RE-CREATE YOUR ART IN THE ENTRANCE OF THE SWAB BARCELONA INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR!
YOUR PRIZE INCLUDES:

One round trip ticket to Barcelona, Spain* to take part in the SWAB Barcelona International Contemporary Art Fair in May.
The opportunity to create one of the 10 ARTBOXES displayed at the entrance of the fair.
The chance to work alongside 9 other professional artists.
You will gain an INCREDIBLE opportunity to get your work seen from over 20,000 people that visit the art fair over the period of three days.
PLUS MUCH MORE!

Have a look at some of the other artists taking part:
http://www.thewelkincontest.com/artbox-artists.html

More information on the The Welkin Contest website.

Faith47 & Dal East present Antenna Garden at Rtist Gallery







Opening 7.30PM Thursday the 26th of April; Running until Sunday the 27th of May. RTIST Gallery 29 St Edmonds Rd, Prahran, Victoria, Australia.

Over the past 7 years FAITH47 and DAL EAST have exhibited in over 15 countries across Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas. Now RTIST Gallery's brings them for the first time to Australia showcasing the incredible talent of the duo in an exclusive show “Antenna Garden”. Displaying work from the artists' individual collections, this is the first entire exhibition the couple have shown together. Weaving together found objects and materials from their Australian visit, the pair'sAntenna Garden will be constructed through unique surfaces, along with the painted stories of this prolific pair. For more information on the artists see the RTIST website HERE.

BOSS MURALS

A collaboration between RTIST Gallery & BOSS MURALS will see records broken when FAITH47and DAL EAST paint Australia's tallest murals. Two Goliath 7 storey walls will be given to each artist at the Cullen Hotel, in Prahan. These walls are currently being painted by each artist.

http://rtistgallery.com/exhibits/faith47-dal-east-sth-africa-china

Friday, April 13, 2012

LA FREEWALLS INSIDE - group show opens April 21st in LA















A new space is opening in Los Angeles to celebrate Public Art, called LALA.

To launch the new space, LALA Gallery presents an extra special group show celebrating the LA FREEWALLS PROJECT.

'The Artists have all put together an incredible show, and should be proud of their work not only in the gallery, but especially the 80+ murals in the neighborhood. They have contributed to the transformation of LA's downtown Arts District into a wonderful center of Art and Culture. They all have successfully used their Art as a catalyst for new public policy in Los Angeles. A new policy that protects public art and maintains a legacy of our development as a community. It is a very unique and special thing that we all have created here and I look forward to continuing to curate Public Art far into the future.' - Lahoda Fine Arts

LALA Gallery
1335 Willow Street / 2nd floor
Los Angeles, California

Lahoda Fine Arts


Herakut - Loving the Exiled at 941 Geary Gallery


941 Geary is pleased to present the new works of German artistic duo, Herakut, whose
exhibition, Loving the Exiled, will open April 21, 2012 at 941 Geary. The opening will be
free and open to the public, and the show will run until May 29, 2012.

Herakut’s earth tones are layered upon each other, creating images that blend in with the environment around them. Though it’s not just in palette through which the work presents an interest in nature. The people and animals that stand at the center of Herakut’s pieces are created as a commentary on human nature, on the ups and downs of all the small wars we fight within ourselves. Loving the Exiled deals with figures/symbols that have been thrust away from society, charged with guilt in some way, and used as scapegoats in an effort to simplify complex problems. With faces partially turned to glance at the viewer, the figures look at the viewers as if we have stumbled upon their lives, un invited but perhaps expected.

More information here: http://www.941geary.com/

Isaac Cordal solo show - Opening tonight in Barcelona














SUBEN PRESENTS


ISAAC CORDAL solo show

Opening Friday April 13th from 7.30 till 10 pm
RAS Gallery Barcelona . Carrer Doctor Dou 10

In 2007 the Spanish building industry used 54.2 million tones of cement. This factoid did not escape the thoughtful attentions of one very interesting Galician digital nomad, namely Isaac Cordal. Cordal saw this frenzied ‘cementisation’ of the world around him as evidence of our deep alienation from an ongoing conflict with the natural environment. So, being an artist very much obsessed with the problem of the human body Cordal appropriated cement as the tool for his own intervention in the built environment. What this means in laymen’s terms is that he used cement to make his art and in this case his art was sculptures of little people.

More images and details on the exhibition can be found here.
Artworks and price list requests to sarah@subenysuben.com.

Wild at Heart - group show at Thinkspace Gallery

Thinkspace is proud to present “Wild at Heart: Keep Wildlife in the Wild,” an exhibition to raise awareness about the precarious predicament of wild creatures around the world, and to benefit efforts to protect them in their natural habitat.

Featuring a stellar cast of more than 100 artists from all corners of the art world, this exhibition brings together some of the most profound and innovative voices making art today. In recognition of the imperiled state of much of the world’s wildlife, each artist will apply their own unique perspective to our relationship with the fascinating creatures with whom we share our planet.

As the natural world becomes increasingly impacted by shifting climate, human greed and diminishing resources, protecting those creatures that still roam free becomes ever more vital to the soul of humanity. For even if we could continue to exist without wildlife, the spirit-crushing sadness that our species would take upon itself would surely rob all joy from life. Those majestic, miraculous, elemental beings which we admire from afar are at the root of who we are as people — from the woodland protagonists of our childhood storybooks, to the metaphors we use to describe ourselves as adults, to the animal spirits that visit us in our dreams. As we take steps to protect them from those who would rob them of their freedom, we also improve our own species’ chances to persist far into the future, both by preserving the natural world we all share, and by cherishing the sacred genesis of our imagination and symbology.

In appreciation of the magnificent creatures with whom we share the planet, Thinkspace will donate 20% of the sale price of each piece of art to Born Free USA and the Animal Protection Institute, which operate jointly as a non-profit organization that advocates worldwide for the ethical treatment and protection of wild animals, and also maintains a large sanctuary for rescued primates. To honor the animals closest to our hearts, the gallery will be accepting donations of old blankets to donate to area shelters so dogs don’t have to sleep on cold hard concrete, as well as other used and new pet supplies. The opening will feature the release of a gorgeous limited edition screenprinted poster especially created for the exhibition by the incomparable Aaron Horkey. We hope you will join us on May 26th to celebrate and defend the wild things that fill our lives with wonder and mystery.

Opening reception: Saturday, May 26th 2012/ 5pm to 9pm
Exhibition on show until: June 9th 2012

6009 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232

Visit Thinkspace Gallery for more information.