Monday, February 19, 2018

Expressionism's revival in Matushevitz's "Conundrum" at Gallery 825 this March/April

Randi Matushevitz
Conundrum
Solo Exhibit

March 17th-April 20th, 2018
Opening reception: Saturday, March 17th, 6-9 p.m.

LAAA | Gallery 825
825 N. La Cienaga Blvd., CA 90069
Ph. 310.652.8272
https://www.laaa.org/2018-exhibits/


Randi Matushevitz’s unmasked expressionism

(Los Angeles, California) – Gallery 825 is pleased to present a solo exhibit with L.A.-based artist Randi Matushevitz whose works on canvas deliver an unmasked view of humanity within our current socio-political climate. Matushevitz’s themes of social inequities seen from the point of view of the homeless and technologically-mobile paint a stark portrait of humanity.

Matushevitz further draws upon contrasts materially, through dense networks of mark-making, stenciling, spray-painting, and traditional painting in oil and acrylic. The works’ charged positive and negative spaces illuminate her subjects conflating tender vulnerability with violence and dislocation.

Matushevitz draws upon and resonates with the aesthetics of German Expressionism whose adopters reacted to the rise of academic art, nationalism, and militarism leading up to, and during World War I. Expressionism’s narratives advanced humanistic ideas of social displacement, alienation, urbanization and eschewed formal conventions of Impressionism and academic art. In her 2017 essay Expressive Intensity, writer Betty Ann Brown articulated in Matushevitz’s art, as an essential expression of the “…the human condition, our quest for connectivity, and the pain we all suffer in this earthly existence.”

The public is invited to attend Matushevitz’s opening reception on Saturday, March 17th, 6-9 p.m. where the artist will be on hand to discuss her techniques and questions.

Matushevitz grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada. She earned her BA from California State University Northridge and her MFA in Painting from the University of Miami. She currently lives in Los Angeles with her family. Recent solo exhibitions include “Conundrum” 825 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (2018), Randi Matushevitz, stARTup Art Fair LA, Los Angeles, CA (2017), Mysterious, Dorit Center for the Arts, Hillel, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA (2016),


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Location:Los Angeles

Turner House - 2018 Spring Salon Series

Turner House - 2018 Spring Salon Series

Thursday March 8
Doors Open: 7:00 Program: 7:30

"At the Forefront" Jerry Bywaters: No Backwater Man

John Lunsford will present the life and work of Jerry Bywaters.
Bywaters (1906-1989) was born in Paris, Texas and an American artist, university
professor, museum director, historian and art critic instrumental in the
development of the regional art of Texas and the Southwest.
Lunsford will bring two original Bywaters lithographs for an evening
overflowing with biographical information and personal anecdotes.

John Lunsford is an Oak Cliff native. He is the former director of the SMU Meadows Museum and the first Senior Curator at the Dallas Museum of Art (formerly the DMFA) where he worked for 28 years.

Picture Credit: The Jerry Bywaters Collection on Art of the Southwest, Bywaters Special Collections, SMU.


Event Sponsor: Tom Marshall
Catering: Justo Blanco

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Location:Dallas

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Oxford International Art Fair- Oxford Town Hall, Oxford


Oxford Town Hall, Oxford, 23-25 February 2018


6th February 2018: Art lovers will get the chance to come face to face with some of the world's most exciting contemporary art created by leading artists on the modern art scene at this year's Oxford International Art Fair, which takes place in the city from 23rd - 25th February 2018.

Oxford's art fair, now in its fifth successful year, brings together some of the most innovative new work from established and emerging artists and galleries, gathered under the roof of one of the city's most iconic buildings.

Inside the magnificent 19th century Oxford Town Hall on St Aldate's in the heart of the city, will be an extensive collection of paintings, sculptures, illustrations, photographs, ceramics, jewellery and much more, presented for sale and simply to admire by the artists themselves.

Novice and seasoned art lovers alike will be able to peruse the collections, talk to the artists who created them, pick out a piece to buy or even have one specially commissioned for a home or office wall. Or they can just wander through the three halls taking in the rich collection of artwork on display.

The art on show over the three day weekend event, which is free to attend, will have travelled from over 26 countries around the world, as well as there being a sizeable collection from closer to home presented by UK based artists and galleries.

"This bustling art fair gives art collectors and enthusiasts a great opportunity to get their hands on art, buying directly from the artist who has travelled all the way to Oxford to show and sell their unique pieces," says art fair organiser Joëlle Dinnage, who hosts and curates the annual event along with her business partner Natal Vallvé from The Global Art Agency.

"We've carefully selected the artists and galleries showing their work, so that only the most innovative and thought-provoking contemporary art is shown at the fair, added exclusive events like the VIP sneak preview on the opening night and the chance to vote for the best work on show, adding up to a really special experience for the visitor and indeed the exhibitor," she says.

Some of many highlights from this year's art fair include work from the following artists:

· Taiwan based artist and lifestyle blogger Han-Sheng Huang (www.hshuang.co)
· One of the UK's leading portrait artists James Earley (www.jamesearleyartist.com)
· Bulgarian artist Radi Nedelchev, best known as a painter of naïve art (www.radinedelchevart.com)
· Oxford watercolour abstract artist Jenny Bowden (http://jennybowdenart.com)
· Painter Edward Ofosu who lives and works in London (www.edwardofosu.com)

"With the beautiful town hall making up the backdrop to the event, it really is a fantastic chance to witness some of the most impressive art close up, meet the artists behind it and enjoy a truly inspirational day out," she adds.

The fifth Oxford International Art Fair takes place from 6pm to 9pm on Friday 23rd February and from 11am to 5pm on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th February 2018 at Oxford Town Hall, St Aldate's, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 1BX. Tickets are free and can be reserved in advance by going to www.oxfordinternationalartfair.com.

Tickets for the exclusive art fair preview, which takes place from 6pm to 9pm on Friday 23rd February and cost £10 to include a glass of champagne and live music, are available in advance from www.oxfordinternationalartfair.com/tickets/



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George Tice at 80 A Retrospective

On Saturday, February 24th, Afterimage Gallery will began a major retrospective of the internationally known photographer George Tice, with an opening celebration from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Titled George Tice at 80, the show will feature 30 prints, dating from a 1959 image obtained at the time by Edward Steichen, for the photographic collection of The Museum of Modern Art.

Mr. Tice was born in New Jersey in 1938 and still lives there. His work is in over 100 museum collections, and his museum exhibits began in 1972 with a one-person show at The Metropolitan Museum. Over the years he has authored more than 20 books and been awarded fellowships from both the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Although his subject matter is quite varied, he is best known for his work in urban areas, particularly his native New Jersey. Using a large format view camera for ultimate quality, similar to Ansel Adams, he calls this pursuit his "urban landscape" work. He is also recognized for the work he has done among Pennsylvania's Amish community.

Tice has been making photographs for over 60 years, and Afterimage Gallery has carried his work for over 40 years. Afterimage Gallery is one of the oldest art galleries devoted to photography in the world, established in 1971.

The entire show can be found online at www.afterimagegallery.com/Ticeat80.htm. The exhibit ends May 5. The Wikipedia entry for Tice is here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_A._Tice, with a lot more details of his career.


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Saturday, February 10, 2018

Turner House - 2018 Spring Salon Series Oak Cliff

Turner House - 2018 Spring Salon Series

Thursday March 8
Doors Open: 7:00 Program: 7:30

"At the Forefront" Jerry Bywaters: No Backwater Man

John Lunsford will present the life and work of Jerry Bywaters.
Bywaters (1906-1989) was born in Paris, Texas and an American artist, university
professor, museum director, historian and art critic instrumental in the
development of the regional art of Texas and the Southwest.
Lunsford will bring two original Bywaters lithographs for an evening
overflowing with biographical information and personal anecdotes.

John Lunsford is an Oak Cliff native. He is the former director of the SMU Meadows Museum and the first Senior Curator at the Dallas Museum of Art (formerly the DMFA) where he worked for 28 years.

Picture Credit: The Jerry Bywaters Collection on Art of the Southwest, Bywaters Special Collections, SMU.


Event Sponsor: Tom Marshall
Catering: Justo Blanco

Visit our our website

www.turnerhouse.org


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Location:Dallas

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

ART214 art submissions deadline this Saturday

Presented at the Bath House Cultural Center, Latino Cultural Center, Oak Cliff Cultural Center, and South Dallas Cultural Center, as part of Dallas Arts Month.

Entries Deadline:

Saturday, February 10, 2018

(11:59 PM - Mountain Time Zone)



Four cultural centers of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA) will host a multi-venue juried exhibition to showcase the works of artists who live in Dallas and the greater North Texas region from late March to early June.



Through this exhibition the OCA hopes to discover and develop relationships with new artists, provide opportunities for artists to exhibit their work for the first time ever or for the first time in one of our cultural centers, and cross pollinate artists who have previously exhibited at one cultural center by exhibiting their work at a different center. Another goal of this collaborative project is that this exhibition will draw in new audiences who have never been to (or even heard of) our Cultural Centers and to cross pollinate audiences who frequent a specific center but have never experienced the others.


To view and download an exhibition prospectus, visit
www.bathhousemedia.com/art214


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Location:Dallas