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5 NEW ART GALLERY EXHIBITIONS TO SEE NOW FEATURE DEBORAH ROBERTS, CARLA JAY HARRIS, JARRELL GIBBS, LAKELA BROWN, AND BRITTNEY LEEANNE WILLIAMS
5 NEW ART GALLERY EXHIBITIONS TO SEE NOW FEATURE DEBORAH ROBERTS, CARLA JAY HARRIS, JARRELL GIBBS, LAKELA BROWN, AND BRITTNEY LEEANNE WILLIAMS
CARLA JAY HARRIS FEATURED IN CULTURE TYPE

"After joining Luis De Jesus in July 2020, Los Angeles artist Carla Jay Harris is presenting her first exhibition with the gallery. She is showing large-scale works on paper, unique hand-embellished archival pigment prints. Made in response to the pandemic and last summer’s racial reckoning, the works document 'intellectual, emotional, and psychological environments.'”

22 ARTISTS TO DISCOVER AT NEW YORK'S SEPTEMBER FAIRS
22 ARTISTS TO DISCOVER AT NEW YORK'S SEPTEMBER FAIRS
CARLA JAY HARRIS FEATURED IN ARTSY

Carla Jay Harris has long used mythology in her work as a tool to make sense of reality. Her series 'Celestial Bodies' (2018–20) reflects her personal experiences as an American kid growing up outside the United States, picturing Black and Brown protagonists navigating mystical landscapes.

CHRIS ENGMAN, KEN GONZALES-DAY, AND LIA HALLORAN TO PARTICIPATE IN GROUP EXHIBITION AT USC FISHER MUSEUM OF ART
CHRIS ENGMAN, KEN GONZALES-DAY, AND LIA HALLORAN TO PARTICIPATE IN GROUP EXHIBITION AT USC FISHER MUSEUM OF ART
ART AND HOPE AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL

Curated by art critic Edward Goldman, the concept of the exhibition emerged out of the bleakness and ambiguity in the initial stages of the Covid-19 Pandemic. Goldman, who was still able to visit artists in their studios, asked the question “how has this difficult time affected your art-making?”. To his delight, the artists responded that it had allowed them to spend more time in their studio, creating art that had more focus and deeper meaning, giving Edward hope that there is light at the end of the tunnel.

KEN GONZALES-DAY INCLUDED IN GROUP EXHIBITION AT SCRIPPS COLLEGE
KEN GONZALES-DAY INCLUDED IN GROUP EXHIBITION AT SCRIPPS COLLEGE
LA EDGE: SCRIPPS FACULTY IN ART AND MEDIA STUDIES

L.A. Edge, situated at both the edge of campus and the larger LA county, brings together a group of artists whose professional practices cover a range of themes and media. The works elude thematic boundaries in favor of embracing the breadth and depth of our community at a time when the arts, and a liberal arts education, have never been more important and uncertain.

THE J. PAUL GETTY MUSEUM ACQUIRES WORK BY KEN GONZALES-DAY
THE J. PAUL GETTY MUSEUM ACQUIRES WORK BY KEN GONZALES-DAY

Luis De Jesus Los Angeles is very pleased to announce the accession of six photographs by Ken Gonzales-Day into the collection of The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, California. This significant group of works includes three photographs from the Searching for California Hang Trees series and three photographs from the Memento Mori series. The works were chosen by Paul Martineau, Curator of Photographs and Karen Hellman, Assistant Curator of Photographs, and made possible through the support of Dr. Timothy Potts, Maria Hummer-Tuttle and Robert Tuttle Director and the J. Paul Getty Trust. 

MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE MUSEUM OF ART ACQUIRES WORK BY KEN GONZALES-DAY
MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE MUSEUM OF ART ACQUIRES WORK BY KEN GONZALES-DAY

Luis De Jesus Los Angeles is very pleased to announce the acquisition of Ken Gonzales-Day's Next morning when Jimmy woke, the cowboys were gone, Livermore, CA, 2003, by the Middlebury College Museum of Art in Middlebury, Vermont. The photograph will be included in Art & Protest: Artists as Agents of Social Change, on view from September 14 - December 12, 2021. 

PETER WILLIAMS TRIBUTE IN FORBES
PETER WILLIAMS TRIBUTE IN FORBES
'REMEMBERING TRAILBLAZING AFRICAN-AMERICAN ARTIST PETER WILLIAMS, WHO PAINTED EVERY PERSONAL AND COLLECTIVE EXPERIENCE WITH PASSION FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE'

“My work has always had a political ethos, it comes out of my self-awareness as a black American. This work is a compendium of modernist form and the politics of right now. I had been working, shifting the work toward a more abstract base. I had always been a figurative narrative painter.”

'WHY CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS ARE EMBRACING SPIRITUALITY IN THEIR WORK'
'WHY CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS ARE EMBRACING SPIRITUALITY IN THEIR WORK'
CARLA JAY HARRIS FEATURED IN ARTSY EDITORIAL ON ARTISTS AND SPIRITUALITY

“When I hear spirituality, I think about a connection to something larger than self, however you define that. God, a sense of the universe, a sense of nature.”  

JOSH REAMES TO PARTICIPATE IN NADA x FORELAND
JOSH REAMES TO PARTICIPATE IN NADA x FORELAND
August 28 - 29, 2021

“NADA x Foreland presents a taste of the artists and galleries in the upstate artistic sprawl with a dialogue between Catskill and the international circuit. This is a celebration of a moment to recognize a strong extension of the international arts community; one informed from a long and rich history imbued with a new audience and new generation of producers,”  said NADA x Foreland co-organizer Jesse Greenberg. 

'WE WILL BE SEEING IT DIFFERENTLY—ALWAYS: SUSAN SILTON’S MORPHOLOGY OF IMAGE AND WORD'
'WE WILL BE SEEING IT DIFFERENTLY—ALWAYS: SUSAN SILTON’S MORPHOLOGY OF IMAGE AND WORD'
SUSAN SILTON FEATURED IN ARTILLERY MAGAZINE

'Silton steps back here—or to be more precise, places us in what is both a neutral space, the convergent space of shared human language and agreed-upon perceptual field or actuality, and a kind of secular-sacred space that, in the terms of the most counter-intuitive theories of perception may, in Möbius-twist fashion, represent no mutually agreed-upon reality whatsoever.'

'LIA HALLORAN AT LUIS DE JESUS'
'LIA HALLORAN AT LUIS DE JESUS'
LIA HALLORAN FEATURED IN ART AND CAKE LA

"The overwhelming physicality of the pieces coupled with the elusive energy of the materials and processes, and the esoteric dimensions of specific planetary and meteorological phenomena — all of it bounces around with a sense of wonder at the sheer accomplishment of them, even as one senses other, larger forces are also at work."

"HUGO CROSTHWAITE: A LIFE IN (STOP) MOTION"
"HUGO CROSTHWAITE: A LIFE IN (STOP) MOTION"
THE 2021 SAN DIEGO ART PRIZE RECIPIENT TELLS STORIES OF BORDER LIFE USING STOP-MOTION ANIMATION AND BLACK AND WHITE DRAWINGS

"I started questioning where I come from, something that I had never questioned before, and I started to see myself, well, yes, I'm a Mexican artist, but I'm also a Tijuana artist. So then I started playing with this notion of identity and my identity as a border artist, and then also playing with this folklore about Mexico, about what they think Mexican identity is." 

'EBONY ON DRAPER AND GIRARD' MURAL COMPLETE
'EBONY ON DRAPER AND GIRARD' MURAL COMPLETE
JUNE EDMONDS NEW MURAL FOR THE MURALS OF LA JOLLA PUBLIC ART PROGRAM UNVEILED JULY 19TH

“I used the lines of the streets from old maps in the artwork. There are curves on the right that represent the curve of Girard Avenue on the south end. The curves on the top are like the north end of Draper Avenue.”

"NEW INSTALLATION FOR MURALS OF LA JOLLA HONORS LOCAL BLACK PIONEERS"
"NEW INSTALLATION FOR MURALS OF LA JOLLA HONORS LOCAL BLACK PIONEERS"
JUNE EDMONDS SHARES THE INSPIRATION BEHIND HER NEW PUBLIC MURAL IN THE LA JOLLA LIGHT

“Public art brings it to the people, which for now is especially important in La Jolla because the Museum of Contemporary Art is closed [for renovation]. Through programs like Murals of La Jolla, there are these beautiful works of art done by world-class artists, and I’m honored to be among them.”

"FIREWORKS AND ART FOR THE FOURTH OF JULY"
"FIREWORKS AND ART FOR THE FOURTH OF JULY"
LIA HALLORAN FEATURED IN EDWARD GOLDMAN'S ART MATTERS

"A few months ago, in the midst of the pandemic, I had the pleasure of visiting Lia Halloran’s studio where I experienced these works in progress. Of course, no hugs, no kisses were allowed, just masks and safe distance. But, let me tell you, looking closely at her paintings, I felt that I was diving deep into the cosmos communicating with stars, gods and muses."

KEN GONZALES-DAY PART OF GROUP SHOW IN ANOTHER SPACE GALLERY
KEN GONZALES-DAY PART OF GROUP SHOW IN ANOTHER SPACE GALLERY
ABSENCE/PRESENCE: LATINX AND LATIN AMERICAN ARTISTS IN DIALOGUE

The exhibition examines the dynamics of exclusion and violence affecting Latinx and Latin Americans, as well as artists’ strategies to embody justice and creative and personal freedom.

"WHAT'S SO SPECIAL ABOUT VANCOUVER ANYWAY?"
"WHAT'S SO SPECIAL ABOUT VANCOUVER ANYWAY?"
Jim Adams featured in The Tyee review of 'Vancouver Special: Disorientations and Echo', at the VAG.

"Adams often features himself in his work, portraying himself as Zeus with a freaky looking grizzly bear. The work is a wonderful reminder that figurative painting is not only relevant, it’s ferocious. His images stare straight out from the canvas, locking you into their gaze. But before the relationship becomes a virtual stare-down, humour, compassion and joyous surrealism disrupt the intensity. Liberation ensues."

"8 LGBTQIA+ ARTISTS ON SELF-PORTRAITURE AND EXPRESSION OF PRIDE"
"8 LGBTQIA+ ARTISTS ON SELF-PORTRAITURE AND EXPRESSION OF PRIDE"
ZACKARY DRUCKER FEATURED IN ARTSY COLLECTION SHOWCASING QUEER ARTISTS & SELF-PORTRAITURE

"For Pride Month this year, we spoke with artists of the LGBTQIA+ community about their own self-portraiture and the act of expressing oneself through art. From blown glass to photography to painting, these artworks show us how artists can represent themselves across a wide array of media and genres, including both abstraction, realism, or alter egos."

EDIE BEAUCAGE INTERVIEWED FOR EMERGING ARTISTS COLLECTIVE
EDIE BEAUCAGE INTERVIEWED FOR EMERGING ARTISTS COLLECTIVE

"My paintings seems spontaneous, but it is not so unexpected, considering the amount of work I do before engaging in a series. I can think about a subject for months before I paint it. I obsessively accumulate many images in my notebooks around a topic. Afterward, in the studio, it is momentarily translated into paint. I know what I want to paint, and then I let the images develop and let them flow. I discover my pictures as I paint them, and I love the surprise of this process."

KEN GONZALES-DAY PART OF GROUP EXHIBITION AT THE GETTY
KEN GONZALES-DAY PART OF GROUP EXHIBITION AT THE GETTY
Photo Flux: Unshuttering LA

The exhibit features photographs by 35 Los Angeles-based artists challenge ideals of beauty, representation, cultural capital, and objectivity. The artists in this exhibition, primarily people of color, have radically transformed photography to express their own aesthetics, identities, and narratives.

FEDERICO SOLMI'S "THE GREAT FARCE" ON VIEW AT OCEAN FLOWER MUSEUM, DANZHOU CITY, HAINAN PROVINCE CHINA
FEDERICO SOLMI'S "THE GREAT FARCE" ON VIEW AT OCEAN FLOWER MUSEUM, DANZHOU CITY, HAINAN PROVINCE CHINA
Solmi is part of "The Tides of The Century", group show.

Solmi will be presenting an immersive, large-scale video installation in a 16,000 square room with over 40 projectors. 

FEDERICO SOLMI INTERVIEWED BY DAN CAMERON FOR THE BROOKLYN RAIL
FEDERICO SOLMI INTERVIEWED BY DAN CAMERON FOR THE BROOKLYN RAIL
INTERVIEW COVERS THE SPAN OF HIS CAREER, INCLUDING HIS CURRENT SHOW AT LUIS DE JESUS LOS ANGELES

"I have to be knowledgeable about what came before me, but also use all the tools that are available today. So, I figured out how to domesticate technology. Instead of it feeling cold and distant, I blended it with organic painting texture, and drawings, and with motion capture I created something that, in my opinion, is very human. You feel like you want to touch it, and that’s a feeling that normally doesn’t happen with digital media."

PETER WILLIAMS PROFILED FOR HIS 2021 GUGGENHEIM FELLOWSHIP IN UDAILY
PETER WILLIAMS PROFILED FOR HIS 2021 GUGGENHEIM FELLOWSHIP IN UDAILY
IDENTITY, EXPERIENCE ON CANVAS: GUGGENHEIM AWARD RECOGNIZES PETER WILLIAMS' ACCLAIMED ARTISTIC CAREER

"In recent years, and particularly since the beginning of the Black Lives Matter movement, many of his paintings have focused on issues of systemic racism, including violence against African Americans, slavery and mass incarceration. He has said that he always “believed in the idea of bearing witness to the times in which you live.”

 

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