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Edie Beaucage to participate in the new digital School of Visual Arts Artist Residency Project

Edie Beaucage to participate in the new digital School of Visual Arts Artist Residency Project

July 7- August 7, 2020

This new, fully online residency program has been designed for fine artists working across discipline, medium and platform. While the ability to travel and gather in person remains an uncertainty for many, the Artist Residency Project aims to deliver a robust residency experience to participants all over the world directly through online platforms. Working with SVA’s distinguished faculty, participants will be encouraged to develop their practice without regard to limitations of location or the necessity for travel. The goal of the program is to create an inclusive online space where artists can thrive, nurture their practice and build an active, engaged community across borders.

Peter Williams's "Black Universe" opens at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit

Peter Williams's "Black Universe" opens at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit

July 2, 2020 - January 10, 2021

Peter Williams: Black Universe is a joint exhibition that presents Williams’ figurative and abstract paintings. Williams’ visually compelling works intertwine art historical references, allegories, current events, and personal life experiences. In this two-part exhibition, which presents more than two dozen paintings, the artist addresses difficult social issues, such as racial discrimination and climate change, through symbolic imagery, grotesque figures, and vibrant compositions.

KCET: Forced to Close Their Doors, Art Galleries Embrace Online Exhibitions

KCET: Forced to Close Their Doors, Art Galleries Embrace Online Exhibitions

June 30, 2020

For Luis De Jesus of the eponymous gallery on South La Cienega Boulevard, moving online has been an expansion rather than a limitation. When lockdown began, his staff was already redesigning the gallery’s website, so they added an “online viewing room.” “It’s like the second gallery that we don’t have,” De Jesus said, “It functions like an alternative space, a project space, and that to me is very exciting.” 

 

Zackary Drucker: Baltimore Museum of Art Violet Hour Talk

Zackary Drucker: Baltimore Museum of Art Violet Hour Talk

June 24, 2020

Artist and cultural influencer Zackary Drucker talks with her personal muse and mentor Rosalyne Blumenstein, LCSW, a legendary trans rights activist whose portraits and archival photographs comprise an important part of the BMA’s exhibition Zackary Drucker: Icons. They discuss their approach to concepts of photographic beauty and their personal involvement in trans activism. Renowned photographer, curator, and educator Allen Frame moderates the conversation and BMA Associate Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Leslie Cozzi hosts a live Q&A following the discussion.

California African American Museum acquires work by Carla Jay Harris

California African American Museum acquires work by Carla Jay Harris

June 16, 2020

Luis De Jesus Los Angeles is pleased to announce that the California African American Museum, located in Los Angeles has acquired work by Carla Jay Harris. Harris' Sphinx (2018) is currently on view in Sanctuary, a group exhibition of recent museum acquisitions that focuses on safe spaces and self-care as part of the African American experience. Founded in 1977, the CAAM is the first African American museum of art, history, and culture fully supported by a state.  

Mead Art Museum acquires work by June Edmonds

Mead Art Museum acquires work by June Edmonds

June 15, 2020

Luis De Jesus Los Angeles is pleased to announce that the Mead Art Museum in Amherst, MA has acquired work by June Edmonds. Convictions IV (2020) is part of her ongoing series of Flag Paintings, which explore the alignment of multiple identities such as race, nationality, gender, or political leanings. Named for its founder, William Rutherford Mead (an 1867 graduate of Amherst College and a partner in the storied architectural firm of McKim, Mead & White), the Mead holds the art collection of Amherst College, celebrated for its American and European paintings, Mexican ceramics, Tibetan scroll paintings, English paneled room, ancient Assyrian carvings, Russian avant-garde art, West African sculpture, and Japanese prints.

Tarble Arts Center at Eastern Illinois University acquires two artworks by Federico Solmi

Tarble Arts Center at Eastern Illinois University acquires two artworks by Federico Solmi

June 2020

Luis De Jesus Los Angeles is pleased to announce that the Tarble Arts Center at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, IL has acquired two seminal works by Federico Solmi. Chinese Democracy and the Last Day on Earth (2012) is a single-channel video running 10:09 minutes enclosed within a hand-painted presentation box and The Beloved Autocrat (2018) is a unique artist book consisting of 12 bound paintings. Both works were exhibited recently in Solmi's 2019 full scale survey exhibition at the Tarble. The Tarble Arts Center is a major cultural arts resource serving east-central Illinois. Its founding purpose is to “take the arts to the people."

Bridge Projects presents ECHO/LOCATE: KEN GONZALES-DAY

Bridge Projects presents ECHO/LOCATE: KEN GONZALES-DAY

Online Event

May 21, 2020 at 5pm

Bridge Projects' ongoing series Echo/Locate will host Ken Gonzales-Day for an artist talk, virtual site visit, and discussion via Zoom. The group will embark upon an hour-long exploration into the purpose and power of the Gonzales-Day's series Searching for California Hang Trees and Erased Lynchings. Gonzales-Day will be in his studio, and the Bridge Projects team will be scattered throughout Los Angeles at locations pertaining to his practice. 

Interview: No Space for Self-Indulgence with Zackary Drucker

Interview: No Space for Self-Indulgence with Zackary Drucker

May 20, 2020

Interdisciplinary artist Zackary Drucker reflects on witnessing lineage and shifting consciousness through lyrical film-making in an ongoing conversation series for McEvoy Arts at Home, in conjunction with the McEvoy Art Foundation's exhibition "Orlando." Interviewed by Steve Polta, director of the San Francisco Cinematheque. 

HYPERALLERGIC: 80 LA Galleries Band Together In an Effort to Survive the Pandemic

HYPERALLERGIC: 80 LA Galleries Band Together In an Effort to Survive the Pandemic

Luis De Jesus Los Angeles joins GALLERYPLATFORM.LA

May 14, 2020

GALLERYPLATFORM.LA launches May 15, featuring online viewing rooms for small and blue-chip galleries, video profiles of artists, and a column on the history of LA galleries — all to help galleries stay afloat.

ARTFORUM: NADA’S NEW PROFIT-SHARING DIGITAL ART FAIR TO LAUNCH NEXT WEEK

ARTFORUM: NADA’S NEW PROFIT-SHARING DIGITAL ART FAIR TO LAUNCH NEXT WEEK

May 14, 2020

“FAIR is NADA’s response to the current situation, in line with our commitment to supporting a global community of galleries and artists,” said NADA executive director Heather Hubbs. “While many of these art spaces have been temporarily closed to the public, this new model provides an opportunity to showcase the best of contemporary art, while demonstrating our collaborative spirit and fostering mutual support for one another.

Mead Art Museum acquires seven photographs from Zackary Drucker & Rhys Ernst's "Relationship" series

Mead Art Museum acquires seven photographs from Zackary Drucker & Rhys Ernst's "Relationship" series

May 2020

Luis De Jesus Los Angeles is pleased to announce that the Mead Art Museum in Amherst, MA has acquired seven photographs from Zackary Drucker & Rhys Ernst's Relationship (2008-2014), a series of intimate snapshots taken by the artists that depicts the arc of their real-life love story. Named for its founder, William Rutherford Mead (an 1867 graduate of Amherst College and a partner in the storied architectural firm of McKim, Mead & White), the Mead holds the art collection of Amherst College, celebrated for its American and European paintings, Mexican ceramics, Tibetan scroll paintings, English paneled room, ancient Assyrian carvings, Russian avant-garde art, West African sculpture, and Japanese prints.

Ken Gonzales-Day included in "SEEING NOW" at 21c Oklahoma City Museum Hotel

Ken Gonzales-Day included in "SEEING NOW" at 21c Oklahoma City Museum Hotel

April 2019 - May 2020

This multi-media selection of works by over two dozen artists explores what and how we see today, revealing the visible and hidden forces shaping both what the contemporary world looks like, and how we consume and interpret that information—how visual and psychological perception are evolving in the 21st century.

The David Owsley Museum of Art acquires work by June Edmonds

The David Owsley Museum of Art acquires work by June Edmonds

April 2020

Luis De Jesus Los Angeles is pleased to announce that the David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State University located in Muncie, IN has acquired work by June Edmonds. Convictions I (2019) is part of her ongoing series of Flag Paintings, which explore the alignment of multiple identities such as race, nationality, gender, or political leanings. Central to the mission and vision of the David Owsley Museum of Art is the global art collection—we turn to it to learn, to celebrate, to heal, to dream, to empower. 

 

Lia Halloran and Kip Thorne to debut a section of their new book at The Universe in Verse livestream event

Lia Halloran and Kip Thorne to debut a section of their new book at The Universe in Verse livestream event

April 25, 2020 at 1:30pm PST

Lia Halloran and Kip Thorne will debut a section of their book, to be published by Norton this upcoming year, as part of The Universe in Verse. Ordinarily a ticketed charitable event, with all proceeds benefiting a chosen ecological or scientific-humanistic nonprofit each year, the 2020 edition will be livestreamed on April 25, 2020 at 1:30pm PST. 

Scripps College Announces Three Endowed Chairs For 2019

Scripps College Announces Three Endowed Chairs For 2019

June 9, 2019

The Scripps College Board of Trustees has announced the appointments of Ken Gonzales-Day, professor of art, to the Fletcher Jones Chair in Art, Julia Liss, professor of history, to the Mary W. Johnson and J. Stanley Johnson Professorship in the Humanities, and Sheila Walker, professor of psychology, to the inaugural appointment of the Laura Vausbinder Hockett Endowed Professorship, effective July 1, 2019.

Quarantine Q&A : Luis De Jesus Los Angeles

Quarantine Q&A : Luis De Jesus Los Angeles

Art, Life and the Business of Art during COVID-19

March 26, 2020

A Q&A with Luis De Jesus & Jay WIngate on art, life, and the business of art during COVID-19 by Anna Bagirov in Artillery Magazine on March 26, 2020

June Edmonds wins inaugural $10,000 Aware Prize for women artists at The Armory Show

June Edmonds wins inaugural $10,000 Aware Prize for women artists at The Armory Show

March 5, 2020

US artist June Edmonds has been named the inaugural winner of the $10,000 Aware Prize at The Armory Show. Presented by the Paris-based nonprofit Archives of Women Artists: Research and Exhibitions the juried award goes to one female artist whose work is shown as a solo booth presentation within the fair’s Galleries section.

The New Masters: conversations with the 2019 Sobey Art Award finalists

The New Masters: conversations with the 2019 Sobey Art Award finalists

CBC Radio

March 5, 2020

The annual Sobey Art Award is Canada's most prestigious prize for contemporary artists. Established in 2002, the award honours Canadian artists 40 years of age or under, who have exhibited their work in a public or commercial art gallery within 18 months of being nominated.

 

Zackary Drucker's "Icons" opens at the Baltimore Museum of Art

Zackary Drucker's "Icons" opens at the Baltimore Museum of Art

March 1 - June 28, 2020

Zackary Drucker: Icons weaves together two semi-intertwined personal narratives, juxtaposing newly created self-portrait photographs of artist, producer, and activist Zackary Drucker with pictures the artist has taken of mentor and friend Rosalyne Blumenstein, LCSW, who directed the Lesbian and Gay Community Services Center’s pioneering Gender Identity Project in the 1990s. Depicting two women of different ages and experiences and the scars that they bear, Drucker’s work interrogates assumptions about transformation, beauty, aging, and mortality. Her searching, meticulous self-portraits expand on the groundbreaking Relationship series Drucker co-created a decade ago. Forming part of Drucker’s ongoing project to record and chronicle the trans community, her images of muse and mentor Blumenstein capture the cinematic flavor of the artist’s timely revision of art historical precedent.

Zackary Drucker featured in "Fluidity" at the Syker Vorwerk - Zentrum für Zeitgenössische Kunst

Zackary Drucker featured in "Fluidity" at the Syker Vorwerk - Zentrum für Zeitgenössische Kunst

February 23 - May 17, 2020

Curated by Alejandro Perdomo Daniels and hosted by Syker Vorwerk, Fluidity creates a framework for positions in contemporary art that articulate the spectrum of gender difference, the overriding certainties regarding gender, sexuality, and desire, making it clear that the traditional identity categories of men and women, heterosexual and homosexual represent incomplete approaches to real life experiences. Instead of reproducing normative narratives through affirmation or negation, the exhibition shows perspectives that destabilize systems of normality and power. Based on the work of nine selected contemporary artists, Fluidity addresses a field of tension of unlimited scope and reflects the plurality and performance of contemporary art production in an international context. 

A New Armory Show Prize Will Award $10,000 to an Outstanding Female Artist With a Solo Booth at the Fair

A New Armory Show Prize Will Award $10,000 to an Outstanding Female Artist With a Solo Booth at the Fair

Archive of Women Artists: Research and Exhibitions

February 19, 2020

The Armory Show in New York is partnering with the Paris nonprofit Archives of Women Artists: Research and Exhibitions (AWARE) on a new juried award. The AWARE Prize will recognize the best booth dedicated to a solo presentation of a female artist, awarding $10,000 to the artist or her estate. The shortlisted artists are Yuko Nasaka (1939–, Japan) with Belgium’s Axel Vervoordt Gallery; Rina Banerjee (1963–, India) with Galerie Nathalie Obadia of Paris and Brussels; Aase Texmon Rygh (1925–2019, Norway) with Oslo’s OSL Contemporary; Alexis Smith (1949–, US) with Garth Greenan Gallery in New York; and June Edmonds (1959–, US) with Luis De Jesus Los Angeles.

Lia Halloran featured in "SKY" at the Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery at ArtCenter College of Design

Lia Halloran featured in "SKY" at the Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery at ArtCenter College of Design

February 20 - August 3, 2020

An immersive examination of how humans have conceptualized the sky throughout history, SKY will demonstrate how the unfolding realities exposed by new science are affecting change in the understanding of ourselves, our planet and beyond.

Federico Solmi featured in Video Art::Doomsday Dreams Panel Discussion

Federico Solmi featured in Video Art::Doomsday Dreams Panel Discussion

The Brooklyn Rail

February 12, 2020

A conversation with Eleanor Heartney, Joan Jonas, Barbara London, and Federico Solmi, moderated by Martha Schwendener, and Phong Bui to celebrate the publication of Barbara London's recent monograph Video Art: the First Fifty Years (Phaidon) and Eleanor Heartney's new book Doomsday Dreams (Silver Hollow Press).

Lia Halloran unveils a new commission

Lia Halloran unveils a new commission

Simon's Foundation Flatiron Institute Center for Computational Astrophysics

February 11, 2020

On Tuesday, February 11, 2020 from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm in the 5th floor Lounge of the Simon's Foundation Flatiron Institute Center for Computational Astrophysics in New York, a new commission by Lia Halloran will be unveiled. Solar (2019) is a mural-sized cyanotype measuring 120 x 131 inches and inspired by the artist's ongoing series Your Body Is A Space That Sees.

 

Zackary Drucker featured in "Orlando" at the McEvoy Foundation for the Arts curated by Tilda Swinton

Zackary Drucker featured in "Orlando" at the McEvoy Foundation for the Arts curated by Tilda Swinton

February 7 - May 2, 2020

Orlando presents recent and newly commissioned photographs inspired by the themes of Virginia Woolf’s prescient 1928 novel, which tells the story of a young nobleman during the era of Queen Elizabeth I who lives for three centuries without aging and mysteriously shifts gender along the way. Orlando is guest curated by Tilda Swinton and organized by Aperture, New York.

Lia Halloran's "Double Horizon" opens at Peter and Pearl Mullen Art Gallery at ArtCenter College of Design

Lia Halloran's "Double Horizon" opens at Peter and Pearl Mullen Art Gallery at ArtCenter College of Design

January 30 - March 15, 2020

Double Horizon features works by Lia Halloran that investigate the personal, physical, psychological, and scientific exploration of space.

Hugo Crosthwaite to speak at the Burlingame Library Foundation

Hugo Crosthwaite to speak at the Burlingame Library Foundation

January 26, 2020

Kim Sajet, noted art historian and the first woman to serve as Director of the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, will speak at the Burlingame Public Library on Sunday, January 26th. Born in Nigeria, raised in Australia, and a citizen of the Netherlands, Sajet brings a global perspective to the position. She is also the host of the Portrait Gallery’s new podcast series, “Portraits,” which explores themes of art, history, and biography. 

Kim will introduce Hugo Crosthwaite, the first-prize winner of the 2019 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition. His award-winning stop-motion drawing animation, A Portrait of Berenice Sarmiento Chavez, will be shown at the event.

June Edmonds featured in "This PLACE," curated by jill moniz

June Edmonds featured in "This PLACE," curated by jill moniz

Quotidian, Los Angeles, CA

January 25 – March 28, 2020

This PLACE focuses on artists who articulate, correct and/or challenge historical narratives about geographical and cultural perceptions of place. Grounded by never exhibited 1960s ceramic works by Dale Davis — multimedia artist and Brockman Gallery co-founder who made space for the black arts west movement, This PLACE highlights how artists know, remember and reimagine environments that are relevant to their identities, aesthetic concerns and histories that define public visual awareness. 

The Collection of Beth Rudin DeWoody acquires a work by Miyoshi Barosh for The Bunker Artspace

The Collection of Beth Rudin DeWoody acquires a work by Miyoshi Barosh for The Bunker Artspace

January 2020

Luis De Jesus Los Angeles is pleased to announce that Miyoshi Barosh's embroidered painting Paintings for the Home (Portrait) (2010) was acquired by the Collection of Beth Rudin DeWoody for The Bunker Artspace in West Palm Beach, FL. Paintings for the Home is a series of works painted to resemble found thrift store paintings which are then embroidered with black abstractions that may be ink blots, decay, or disease. Paintings for the Home (Portrait) was first exhibited at the Gallery in 2010 and again in 2020 as part of a three-gallery city-wide retrospective after the artist's untimely death. Presenting rotating exhibitions and viewable storage of the Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection, The Bunker Artspace opened in December 2017 and showcases a wide range of contemporary art by both well-known and emerging artists, displayed alongside iconic pieces of furniture and other curiosities.

André Hemer at Mass MoCa Residency Program

André Hemer at Mass MoCa Residency Program

Open Studios on January 28, 2020

January 1 - February 1, 2020

We are pleased to announce that André Hemer is an artist-in-residence at The Studios at Mass MoCA. The Studios is MASS MoCA’s artist and writers residency program situated within the museum’s factory campus and surrounded by the beautiful Berkshire Mountains. Operated by MASS MoCA’s Assets for Artists program, the residency runs year-round and invited artists make work on site for periods of 4-6 weeks. Hemer is a resident for the month of January and will be featured in the open studio event. While in residence Hemer has been collecting videos, images, and 3D scans using the environment within the Museum campus—these will be developed into new paintings, sculptures, and video works to be shown during 2020.
 

The Eli and Edythe Broad Museum acquires Ken Gonzales-Day's Erased Lynchings

The Eli and Edythe Broad Museum acquires Ken Gonzales-Day's Erased Lynchings

January 2020

Luis De Jesus Los Angeles is pleased to announce that Ken Gonzales-Day's Erased Lynchings III (2019) was acquired by the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI. Opened on November 10, 2012, the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University (MSU Broad) is a dynamic contemporary art museum, designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Zaha Hadid, which serves as both a teaching institution and a cultural hub for East Lansing and the region.

New York-Presbyterian acquires several paintings by June Edmonds

New York-Presbyterian acquires several paintings by June Edmonds

December 2019

Luis De Jesus Los Angeles is pleased to announce that New York-Presbyterian Hospital has acquired several paintings by June Edmonds from her ongoing series of abstract paintings that explore how repetition, movement, and balance can serve as conduits to spiritual contemplation and interpersonal connection. The acquisition includes the massive and seminal painting Story of the Ohio: For Margaret (2017), inspired by the story of Margaret Garner, the enslaved African American woman in pre-Civil War America who was known for killing her own daughter rather than allowing her child to be returned to slavery. This event took place near Paducah, Kentucky, on the Ohio River, where June Edmonds did an artist’s residency in early 2017 and was also the inspiration for the events depicted in Toni Morrison's Beloved

The McEvoy Family Foundation acquires paintings by Laura Krifka and Peter Williams

The McEvoy Family Foundation acquires paintings by Laura Krifka and Peter Williams

December 2019

Luis De Jesus Los Angeles is pleased to announce that Laura Krifka's painting Copy Cat (2017) and Peter Williams's painting Head Trip by Black Folks to Another Planet (2019) were acquired by the McEvoy Foundation for the Arts in San Francisco, CA. The McEvoy Foundation for the Arts (MFA) presents exhibitions and events that engage, expand, and challenge themes in the McEvoy Family Collection. Established in 2017, MFA’s vision is to create an open, intimate, and welcoming setting for private contemplation and community discussion about art and culture.

Jorge M. Pérez Collection acquires a painting by Peter Williams for El Espacio 23

Jorge M. Pérez Collection acquires a painting by Peter Williams for El Espacio 23

December 2019

Luis De Jesus Los Angeles is pleased to announce that Peter Williams's painting Cuban Rocketry Station (2019) was acquired by the Jorge M. Pérez Collection for its new private museum El Espacio 23, which opened its doors in Miami, FL in December 2019.

The Collection of Beth Rudin DeWoody acquires works by Hugo Crosthwaite for The Bunker Artspace

The Collection of Beth Rudin DeWoody acquires works by Hugo Crosthwaite for The Bunker Artspace

December 2019

Luis De Jesus Los Angeles is pleased to announce that Hugo Crosthwaite's drawings Tijuanerias #34 (2011) and Tijuanerias #48 (2011) were acquired by the Collection of Beth Rudin DeWoody for The Bunker Artspace in West Palm Beach, FL. The drawings are part of a series titled Tijuanerias in which the artist, inspired by Goya's Los Caprichos, creates new myths and narratives about the violence and excesses of narco wealth in his hometown of Tijuana. These drawings were featured in the artist's first solo exhibition with the Gallery, Tijuanerias on view from April 14 - May 26, 2012. Presenting rotating exhibitions and viewable storage of the Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection, The Bunker Artspace opened in December 2017 and showcases a wide range of contemporary art by both well-known and emerging artists, displayed alongside iconic pieces of furniture and other curiosities.

The Pizzuti Collection acquires a painting by Laura Krifka

The Pizzuti Collection acquires a painting by Laura Krifka

December 2019

Luis De Jesus Los Angeles is pleased to announce that Laura Krifka's painting Tipping Point (2019) was acquired by the Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, OH. Originally founded as an independent nonprofit by the Pizzuti family to share exhibitions of contemporary art from their private collection, the organization and its beautifully renovated building were recently acquired by the Columbus Museum of Art. 

Hood Museum of Art acquires a photograph by Ken Gonzales-Day

Hood Museum of Art acquires a photograph by Ken Gonzales-Day

November 2019

Luis De Jesus Los Angeles is pleased to announce that Ken Gonzales-Day's photograph Nightfall II (2006) from the series titled Search for California Hang Trees was acquired by the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH. Dartmouth's collections are among the oldest and largest of any college or university in the country, but it was not until the Charles Moore–designed Hood Museum of Art opened its doors in 1985 that they were all housed under one roof and made available to faculty, students, and the public.

Ken Gonzales-Day will give keynote address at Society for Photographic Education Conference "All-Inclusive: Photography for Social Justice"

Ken Gonzales-Day will give keynote address at Society for Photographic Education Conference "All-Inclusive: Photography for Social Justice"

November 1 - 3, 2019

The conference All-Inclusive: Photography for Social Justice is co-hosted by the West and Southwest Chapters of SPE and the Department of Art and Art History at Santa Clara University, located in the heart of Silicon Valley, minutes from the San Jose Airport and less than an hour from the old stomping grounds of Group f/64, which includes Carmel, San Francisco, and Oakland.

The conference will explore how photography is used to challenge injustice, pursue social equality, and advance human rights through creative skills in order to inspire social movements, to witness, to resist oppression, to pose the difficult questions, and to stimulate debate and awareness about critical social issues. It will take place concurrently with Ken Gonzales-Day's solo exhibition at Santa Clara University. 

Hugo Crosthwaite Awarded First-Prize in Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition

Hugo Crosthwaite Awarded First-Prize in Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition

October 26, 2019

Luis De Jesus Los Angeles is proud to announce that gallery artist Hugo Crosthwaite has been awarded First Prize in the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition. 

Hugo Crosthwaite’s work will be presented in The Outwin 2019: American Portraiture Today, a major exhibition premiering at the National Portrait Gallery October 26, 2019 through August 20, 2020. The exhibit will present the work of this year’s nearly 50 finalists, including seven artists that were shortlisted for prizes, selected from over 2,600 entries. As the first-prize winner, Crosthwaite receives a cash award of $25,000 and a commission to create a portrait of a notable living person for the museum’s permanent collection.

 

Federico Solmi featured in "The Quest for Happiness - Italian Art Now" at the Serlachius Museum, Mänttä, Finland

Federico Solmi featured in "The Quest for Happiness - Italian Art Now" at the Serlachius Museum, Mänttä, Finland

October 26, 2019 - September 27, 2020

The Quest for Happiness – Italian Art Now presents a selection of the most interesting Italian contemporary artists. Their common theme is the quest for happiness. The majority of them have never exhibited in Finland before.

The Pizzuti Collection acquires paintings by Caitlin Cherry and Peter Williams

The Pizzuti Collection acquires paintings by Caitlin Cherry and Peter Williams

October 2019

Luis De Jesus Los Angeles is pleased to announce that Caitlin Cherry's painting Solar Asian Doll (2018) and Peter Williams's painting Topiary Diary (2018) were acquired by the Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, OH. Originally founded as an independent nonprofit by the Pizzuti family to share exhibitions of contemporary art from their private collection, the organization and its beautifully renovated building were recently acquired by the Columbus Museum of Art. 

Federico Solmi and Hugo Crosthwaite are 2019 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition Finalists

Federico Solmi and Hugo Crosthwaite are 2019 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition Finalists

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.

October 1, 2019

The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery has announced the finalists for its fifth triennial Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition. Their work will be presented in The Outwin 2019: American Portraiture Today, a major exhibition premiering at the National Portrait Gallery Oct. 26 through Aug. 30, 2020. Every three years, artists living and working in the United States are invited to submit one of their recent portraits to a panel of experts chosen by the museum. The works of this year’s nearly 50 finalists were selected from over 2,600 entries. The first-prize winner, to be announced this fall, will receive a cash award of $25,000 and a commission to create a portrait of a living person for the museum’s permanent collection.

Lia Halloran featured in "The Observable Universe: Visualizing the Cosmos in Art" at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Lia Halloran featured in "The Observable Universe: Visualizing the Cosmos in Art" at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art

September 29, 2019 - February 16, 2020

Drawing primarily from SBMA’s permanent collection and supplemented by loans from area collections, The Observable Universe explores a diverse range of artistic representations of the cosmos roughly coinciding with the ‘Space Age’ of the last sixty years.

Federico Solmi’s surreal, satirical universe comes to The Block Museum collection

Federico Solmi’s surreal, satirical universe comes to The Block Museum collection

September 25, 2019

Past and present, history and amusement, reality and spectacle are conflated and distorted in Federico Solmi’s monumental media work, “The Great Farce” (2017), recently acquired by Northwestern University’s Block Museum of Art. The Block received the multiscreen, limited-edition work as a gift from the artist’s studio in recognition of the museum’s upcoming 40th anniversary and its related initiative “Thinking about History.”

Originally commissioned for the 2017 B3 Biennial of the Moving Image, Frankfurt, Germany, “The Great Farce” is Solmi’s most ambitious work to date in terms of technical complexity, physical scale and scope of content. Featuring a cast of time-traveling world leaders with a feverish madness for power, Solmi’s animation turns a frenzied, fun-house mirror to grandstanding historical figures. 

The Davis Museum at Wellesley College acquires an additional painting by Peter Williams

The Davis Museum at Wellesley College acquires an additional painting by Peter Williams

September 2019

Luis De Jesus Los Angeles is pleased to announce that Peter Williams's painting We traveled to distant worlds (2019) was acquired by the Davis Museum at Wellesly College in Massachusetts, USA. This is the second work by Peter Williams that the Museum has acquired for its collection. One of the oldest and most acclaimed academic fine art museums in the United States, the Museum was founded more than 120 years ago by the first President of Wellesley College. The Davis collections, which span global history from antiquity to the present and include masterpieces from almost every continent, are housed today in an extraordinary museum building, designed by Rafael Moneo, winner of the Pritzker Architecture Prize. In addition to dynamic presentations of the permanent collections, and installations that support specific coursework and research interests, the Davis hosts a rotating series of engaging temporary exhibitions and programs organized to inform, delight, and challenge its visitors.

The Collection of Beth Rudin DeWoody acquires a painting by Jim Adams for The Bunker Artspace

The Collection of Beth Rudin DeWoody acquires a painting by Jim Adams for The Bunker Artspace

September 2019

Luis De Jesus Los Angeles is pleased to announce that Jim Adams's painting Faith (1996) was acquired by the Collection of Beth Rudin DeWoody for The Bunker Artspace in West Palm Beach, FL. The painting is part of a series of portraits of black archetypes that the artist created in the 1990s and 2000s. Presenting rotating exhibitions and viewable storage of the Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection, The Bunker Artspace opened in December 2017 and showcases a wide range of contemporary art by both well-known and emerging artists, displayed alongside iconic pieces of furniture and other curiosities.

The Pizzuti Collection acquires paintings by June Edmonds and Peter Williams

The Pizzuti Collection acquires paintings by June Edmonds and Peter Williams

September 2019

Luis De Jesus Los Angeles is pleased to announce that Peter Williams's painting The Sudanese Market (2019) and June Edmond's painting Sign of Life Flag (2019) were acquired by the Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, OH. Originally founded as an independent nonprofit by the Pizzuti family to share exhibitions of contemporary art from their private collection, the organization and its beautifully renovated building were recently acquired by the Columbus Museum of Art. 

Zackary Drucker's Relationship series discussed in The Body Electric

Zackary Drucker's Relationship series discussed in The Body Electric

YBCA Zine

September 9, 2019

An essay by curator Pavel S. Pyś on the exhibition The Body Electric, which originated at the Walker Art Center and will travel to the Yeba Buena Center for the Arts and the Miami Dade College Museum of Art and Design. The exhibition includes works from Relationship (2008-2014) by Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst. 

The Collection of Beth Rudin DeWoody acquires a painting by Laura Krifka for The Bunker Artspace

The Collection of Beth Rudin DeWoody acquires a painting by Laura Krifka for The Bunker Artspace

September 2019

Luis De Jesus Los Angeles is pleased to announce that Laura Krifka's painting Piggyback (2019) was acquired by the Collection of Beth Rudin DeWoody for The Bunker Artspace in West Palm Beach, FL. The painting was featured in the artist's first solo exhibition with the Gallery, The Game of Patience on view from September 7 - October 26, 2019. Presenting rotating exhibitions and viewable storage of the Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection, The Bunker Artspace opened in December 2017 and showcases a wide range of contemporary art by both well-known and emerging artists, displayed alongside iconic pieces of furniture and other curiosities.

Zackary Drucker featured in "The Body Electric" at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Zackary Drucker featured in "The Body Electric" at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

September 6, 2019 - February 23, 2020

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts presents the West Coast debut of The Body Electric, an expansive array of more than 70 works revealing the ways that technology changes our collective understanding of the body, everyday life, and sense of self.

The Pizzuti Collection acquires a painting by Caitlin Cherry

The Pizzuti Collection acquires a painting by Caitlin Cherry

July 2019

Luis De Jesus Los Angeles is pleased to announce that Caitlin Cherry's painting Miasma (2019) was acquired by the Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, OH. The painting was featured in the group exhibition I've Got A Good Mind To Give Up Living And Go Shopping Instead, on view at the Gallery from July 13 - August 17, 2019. Originally founded as an independent nonprofit by the Pizzuti family to share exhibitions of contemporary art from their private collection, the organization and its beautifully renovated building were recently acquired by the Columbus Museum of Art. 

Nicolas Grenier Shortlisted for the 2019 Sobey Art Award

Nicolas Grenier Shortlisted for the 2019 Sobey Art Award

June 12, 2019

Luis De Jesus Los Angeles is proud to announce that Nicolas Grenier is a finalist for the 2019 Sobey Art Award. The Sobey Art Foundation and the National Gallery of Canada will present the 2019 Sobey Art Award exhibition at the Art Gallery of Alberta in Edmonton. The exhibition presents the work of the five outstanding Canadian artists who have been shortlisted for the 2019 Sobey Art Award.

The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery acquires a photograph by Ken Gonzales-Day

The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery acquires a photograph by Ken Gonzales-Day

May 2019

Luis De Jesus Los Angeles is pleased to announce that Ken Gonzales-Day's Shonke-Monthin, Osage by Joseph Palmer (National Museum of Natural History, D.C.) (2014) was acquired by the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. The photograph is part of the artist's ongoing Profiled series and was exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery in the two-person exhibition titled UnSeen: Our Past In A New Light from March 23, 2018 through January 06, 2019

Association of Art Museum Curators Names Recipients of 2019 Awards for Excellence

Association of Art Museum Curators Names Recipients of 2019 Awards for Excellence

UnSeen: Our Past in a New Light, Ken Gonzales-Day and Titus Kaphar curated by Taína B. Caragol and Asma Naeem

May 6, 2019

The Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC) and the AAMC Foundation has named the 20 U.S. curators who will be receiving its 2019 Awards for Excellence. This year’s honorees were selected from 150 nominations, and work in a variety of fields, including native and indigenous art, contemporary art, folk art, medieval art, American art, media art, and photography.

Judith Pineiro, executive director of AAMC and AAMC Foundation, said in a statement, “For 15 years, curators have recognized the trailblazing achievements of their peers through our annual Awards for Excellence. It is a privilege to celebrate this year’s awardees who, through their work, have fostered dynamic dialogue and broader engagement in the arts.”

Taína B. Caragol, curator of painting and sculpture and Latinx art and history at the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, and Asma Naeem, chief curator at the Baltimore Museum of Art, for “UnSeen: Our Past in a New light, Ken Gonzales-Day and Titus Kaphar” at the National Portrait Gallery

The Davis Museum at Wellesley College acquires paintings by June Edmonds and Peter Williams

The Davis Museum at Wellesley College acquires paintings by June Edmonds and Peter Williams

April 2019

Luis De Jesus Los Angeles is pleased to announce that Peter Williams's painting Lost Flag of New Africa (2019) and June Edmond's painting A Tisket (2018) were acquired by the Davis Museum at Wellesly College in Massachusetts, USA. One of the oldest and most acclaimed academic fine art museums in the United States, the Museum was founded more than 120 years ago by the first President of Wellesley College. The Davis collections, which span global history from antiquity to the present and include masterpieces from almost every continent, are housed today in an extraordinary museum building, designed by Rafael Moneo, winner of the Pritzker Architecture Prize. In addition to dynamic presentations of the permanent collections, and installations that support specific coursework and research interests, the Davis hosts a rotating series of engaging temporary exhibitions and programs organized to inform, delight, and challenge its visitors.

The Smithsonian American Art Museum acquires work by Peter Williams

The Smithsonian American Art Museum acquires work by Peter Williams

2019

Luis De Jesus Los Angeles is pleased to announce that Peter Williams's painting A Foolish Trick (2018) was acquired by the Smithsonian American Art Museum, a gift of The Williams Legacy Foundation, Inc. The painting was first exhibited in Williams' first solo exhibition with the Gallery, River of Styx on view from October 20 - December 21, 2018. 

The Neiman Marcus Art Collection acquires work by Dennis Koch

The Neiman Marcus Art Collection acquires work by Dennis Koch

April 2019

Luis De Jesus Los Angeles is pleased to announce that Dennis Koch's color pencil drawing Untitled (Versor Parallel) (2019) was acquired by the Neiman Marcus Art Collection in Dallas, TX. The Neiman Marcus Art Collection began in 1951 when Stanley Marcus purchases a large-scale Alexander Calder mobile and reflects the company’s broad interests in high quality, creativity artworks that span all media. With the initial purpose of enriching the environment and supporting artists who explore unusual paths of creative expression, the collection has grown to hold some 2,500 works of art.

The Battery acquires a photograph by Chris Engman

The Battery acquires a photograph by Chris Engman

February 2019

Luis De Jesus Los Angeles is pleased to announce that Chris Engman's Landscape for Quentin (2017) was acquired by The Battery in San Francisco, CA. The Battery is a private social club, a boutique hotel, a hub for music, arts, and literature, and a philathropic organization founded by Michael and Xochi Birch in 2014.

The Pizzuti Collection acquires an additional painting by Britton Tolliver

The Pizzuti Collection acquires an additional painting by Britton Tolliver

January 2019

Luis De Jesus Los Angeles is pleased to announce that Britton Tolliver's painting Traffic Light (2018) was acquired by the Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, OH. Originally founded as an independent nonprofit by the Pizzuti family to share exhibitions of contemporary art from their private collection, the organization and its beautifully renovated building were recently acquired by the Columbus Museum of Art. 

The Pizzuti Collection acquires a painting by Caitlin Cherry

The Pizzuti Collection acquires a painting by Caitlin Cherry

January 2019

Luis De Jesus Los Angeles is pleased to announce that Caitlin Cherry's painting Sapiosexual Leviathan (2019) was acquired by the Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, OH. The painting was featured in the artist's first solo exhibition with the gallery, Threadripper, on view from January 12 - February 9, 2019. Originally founded as an independent nonprofit by the Pizzuti family to share exhibitions of contemporary art from their private collection, the organization and its beautifully renovated building were recently acquired by the Columbus Museum of Art. 

The Fidelity Investments Corporate Art Collection acquires several works by Dennis Koch

The Fidelity Investments Corporate Art Collection acquires several works by Dennis Koch

August 2018

Luis De Jesus Los Angeles is pleased to announce that the Fidelity Investments Corporate Art Collection has acquired several Cutouts (2018) by artist Dennis Koch. Part of a new series in which original LIFE Magazines are carved page by page to reveal interior images, thus transformed into hand-cut magazine sculptures, these works interrupt and reconstruct common narrative strategies while compressing time and space into one image. Launched in 1980 in Boston, MA, Fidelity Investments Corporate Art Collection collects artwork that is experimental, intellectually curious, and technically precise across all media.

Artnet News Profiles Luis De Jesus: "I’ve Always Been an Advocate for Diversity"

Artnet News Profiles Luis De Jesus: "I’ve Always Been an Advocate for Diversity"

Luis De Jesus hopes that a new class of Latinx collectors will emerge in the US like it has in the African-American community.

July 23, 018

A former artist and one of only a few successful Latinx dealers in the US, Luis De Jesus understands the difficulty of getting the art world to pay attention. Since founding his gallery Luis De Jesus Los Angeles in 2010, he has made a career of showing young artists with something to say, and has quietly become a staple of the city’s art scene in the process.

Flaten Art Museum acquires work by Ken Gonzales-Day

Flaten Art Museum acquires work by Ken Gonzales-Day

May 2018

Luis De Jesus Los Angeles is pleased to announce that Ken Gonzales-Day's Hands Up (2015) was acquired by the Flaten Art Museum at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN. This photograph was first exhibited in the artist's second solo exhibition at the Gallery titled, Run Up on view from April 4 through May 9, 2015. It was exhibited again in Ken Gonzales-Day: Shadowlands at the Flaten Art Museum from September 1 through October 29, 2017. Founded in 1976 at St. Olaf College, the Flaten Art Museum has evolved from college gallery to collecting museum with programming that is regional, national, and even international in scope.

The Battery commissions a new work by Josh Reames

The Battery commissions a new work by Josh Reames

March 2018

Luis De Jesus Los Angeles is pleased to announce that The Battery has commissioned a new painting by Josh Reames titled Twin Justitia (2017). The Battery is a private social club, a boutique hotel, a hub for music, arts, and literature, and a philathropic organization founded by Michael and Xochi Birch in San Francisco, CA in 2014.

The Microsoft Art Collection acquires works by Chris Engman and Lia Halloran

The Microsoft Art Collection acquires works by Chris Engman and Lia Halloran

February 2018

Luis De Jesus Los Angeles is pleased to announce that Chris Engman's photograph Prospect (2016) from his ongoing Prospect and Refuge series and Lia Halloran's drawing Andromeda, after Mollie O' Reilly (2017) from her ongoing series Your Body Is A Space That Sees were acquired by the Microsoft Art Collection in Redmond, WA. The Microsoft Art Collection was launched in 1987 by a committee made up of employees interested in collecting and displaying artwork created by artists from the community. Over the past quarter-century, the Collection has mirrored the corporation’s meteoric growth with nearly 5,000 artworks on display in over 130 buildings throughout North America.

The Pizzuti Collection acquires three works by Britton Tolliver

The Pizzuti Collection acquires three works by Britton Tolliver

December 2017

Luis De Jesus Los Angeles is pleased to announce that Britton Tolliver's paintings Icarus (2017), Distant Roam (2017), and Night Goat (2017) were acquired by the Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, OH. Originally founded as an independent nonprofit by the Pizzuti family to share exhibitions of contemporary art from their private collection, the organization and its beautifully renovated building were recently acquired by the Columbus Museum of Art. 

Museum of Comtemporary Photography at Columbia College acquires several works from Zackary Drucker's Relationship series

Museum of Comtemporary Photography at Columbia College acquires several works from Zackary Drucker's Relationship series

December 2017

Luis De Jesus Los Angeles is pleased to announce that six photographs from Zackary Drucker's Relationship (2008-2014) were acquired by the Museum of Comtemporary Photography at Columbia College in Chicago, IL. Relationship (2008-2014) is a series of intimate snapshots taken by Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst that depicts the arc of their real-life five-and-a-half year relationship, during which one transitioned from female to male, and the other from male to female. Founded in 1976 by Columbia College Chicago as the successor to the Chicago Center for Contemporary Photography, the Museum of Contemporary Photography began collecting in the early 1980s and is the world’s premier college art museum dedicated to photography with more than 15,000 objects by over 1,500 artists in its collection.

Minnesota Museum of American Art acquires work by Ken Gonzales-Day

Minnesota Museum of American Art acquires work by Ken Gonzales-Day

October 2017

Luis De Jesus Los Angeles is pleased to announce that Ken Gonzales-Day's photo-based wallpaper The Lynching of Spanish Charlie (2016) was acquired by the Minnesota Museum of American Art in St. Paul, MN. The work is part of the artist's ongoing Erased Lynchings series and was first on view at the Museum in the exhibition Ken Gonzales-Day: Shadowlands from January 19 through April 16, 2017.

The Phyllis and Ross Escalette Permanent Collection of Art at Chapman University acquires works by Lia Halloran and Ken Gonzales-Day

The Phyllis and Ross Escalette Permanent Collection of Art at Chapman University acquires works by Lia Halloran and Ken Gonzales-Day

July 2017

Luis De Jesus Los Angeles is pleased to announce that Lia Halloran's Triangulum, After Adelaide Ames (2017), Paper Dolls (2016), and Ken Gonzales-Day's 41 Objects Arranged by Color (2016) were acquired by the Phyllis and Ross Escalette Permanent Collection of Art at Chapman University in Orange, CA. Both of Halloran's works are part of Your Body is a Space That Sees an ongoing series of cameraless cyanotypes that highlight the achievements of the Harvard Observatory female researchers who made significant contributions to the field of astronomy. Gonzales-Day's photograph is part of his ongoing Profiled series in which the artist photographs sculptures of the human form as found in international museum and anthropology collections as a way to reveal the emergence, idealization, and even folly of race. Beyond its role in curating art in public spaces, the Escalette Collection is a learning laboratory that offers diverse opportunities for student and engagement and research, and involvement with the wider community.

INTERVIEW BY A. MORET WITH LUIS DE JESUS LOS ANGELES

INTERVIEW BY A. MORET WITH LUIS DE JESUS LOS ANGELES

VOLTA BASEL 10 / BOOTH #C21

September 2014

A. Moret interviews Luis De Jesus on the gallery's participation in VOLTA Basel 10.

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