‘Vitality and Verve: Transforming the Urban Landscape’
Taking place at:
Long Beach Museum of Art
2300 East Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90803
‘LBMA After Dark’ opening event THIS Friday, June 26th 7-10PM (details below)
The exhibition will focus on current developments in the growing field of urban contemporary art. It will feature site-specific ephemeral murals and multi-media installations by established and emerging cutting-edge artists who will be demonstrating the skilled and nuanced application of their craft. The exhibition will run through September 27, 2015.
‘Vitality and Verve’ aims to illuminate the sensory value and powerful practice of these artists as they transform the urban landscape around them. The meticulous renderings, the hyper-realistic imagery and patterns and the gestural strokes assert the diversity in a fully immersive experience.
Site specific murals and installations from:
Greg ‘Craola’ Simkins
John S. Culqui
Alongside original works of art from:
James Marshall (Dalek)
Mark Dean Veca
So Youn Lee
Word To Mother
“One of the goals behind ‘Vitality and Verve’ is to spotlight artists who are stepping out of their studios to paint on a grand scale using outdoor walls as their canvas as well as urban artists who are beginning to work in a traditional studio setting.” said Ron Nelson, Executive Director of the Long Beach Museum of Art. “Most of the works in this exhibition will be created on our gallery walls using both traditional and non-traditional art media resulting in an immediacy that extends well beyond the confines of a picture frame. Once the exhibition ends, the walls will be repainted and prepared for the next exhibition. Therefore, it is important for art enthusiasts to see this amazing exhibition before it closes.”
The ‘Vitality and Verve’ exhibition will be one of several locations in Long Beach this summer that will feature mural art. POW! WOW! Long Beach 2015, celebrates an inaugural art festival that will feature mural projects, gallery shows, and exciting programming – throughout downtown and nearby locations, which is slated to run the week of June 21 – June 28 featuring internationally renowned artists.
‘Vitality and Verve’ was made possible in collaboration with Thinkspace and Pow! Wow!
In conjunction with the opening of the ‘Vitality and Verve’ exhibition, the museum will also be hosting its famed LBMA After Dark THIS Friday, June 26 from 7pm – 10pm located on the museum campus. Admission is $10 for non-members.You don’t want to miss this!
Get your tickets at: www.lbma.org
Sneak Peeks from Arrested Motion here and here plus be sure to check out our Instagram for a ton of updates from the sixteen day installation process at the museum.
History is being made with this exhibition, don’t miss being a part.