November 4, 2016

Scott Albrecht at @subliminal_art, supported by @VANS_66

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ECHO PARK – Subliminal Projects is pleased to present New Translations, a solo exhibition of new works by Brooklyn-based artist Scott Albrecht, featuring a collection of works on paper and wood.

New Translations is a collection of Albrecht’s latest work showcasing a concentrated evolution in his graphic approach and visual language. The title of the exhibition is inspired by recent events that have resonated with the artist – both personal and cultural – in which the idea of what is current or normal is no longer relevant, and needs to be viewed from a new perspective to make sense of the path ahead.

In this exhibition, Albrecht has found focus in the abstract. The works are largely based in typography but have their legibility masked in a variety of techniques; bold color-blocking, varying depths, non-uniform grids, or a lack of spacing between words. This manipulation can make the work appear pattern-based at first glance; however, on further evaluation the viewer discovers there is no repetition. While his works are constructed from a literary idea, Albrecht’s approach is mainly visual. In a series of new pieces for the exhibit, this process is underscored when he overlays two words on top of one another, and in some instances reverses the order of the characters. The end result renders the characters illegible with the exception of small moments or clues from the two words, visually presenting two ideas that are at odds with each other, hindering any idea from manifesting.

Albrecht’s woodworks are the result of an extensive process that starts with a hand-rendered drawing and requires hours of precision production work. Each piece is made up of dozens, sometimes hundreds of individual pieces that are cut, sanded, painted, and re-assembled, often in varied depths. His largest work in this exhibitions, “Nothing Succeeds in Which High Spirits Play No Part,” (a quote by Nietzsche) measures approximately 5 feet x 2.5 feet and is comprised of 345 individual pieces.

In conjunction with the opening of the exhibition, a hardcover book of Scott’s work published by Valley Cruise Press will be released. The 92-page book features an assortment of work both previous and current, a foreword by writer and New York Times editor, Robb Todd, as well as an interview conducted by artist and galleries, Hyland Mather of Andenken Gallery. The book will be made available through the publisher’s website ValleyCruisePress.com as well as a limited quantity of signed editions through Subliminal Projects.

This exhibition was made possible by the support of Vans.

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February 25, 2016

(hey LA!) Eric Yahnker presents “Noah’s Yacht” at @ZevitasMarcus

4:12 pm in art,art events dustin hostetler

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ERIC YAHNKER <—one of my absolute favorite artists…
NOAH’S YACHT
ZEVITAS MARCUS 
2754 S LA CIENEGA BLVD
LOS ANGELES, CA 90034
 
OPENING RECEPTION: 
SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 2016, 5-8PM
More info: http://www.zevitasmarcus.com


January 8, 2016

Dalek at @JLeVineGallery

6:59 pm in art,art events dustin hostetler

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Faesthetic friend and contributor James Marshall AKA Dalek has a Solo show opening up tomorrow at Jonathan LeVine Gallery.

The Redistribution of Destruction marks Marshall’s return to the New York art world after a five year hiatus during which he perfected a purely abstract aesthetic. Bold, flat colors form planes of space that are impeccably separated by precise geometric line-work. Giving the impression of movement, his pairing of vivid shades evoke a three-dimensional depth and engages viewers with varying optical perspectives.

Marshall’s work has significantly evolved since his debut solo show at the gallery back in 2007. At the time he was known solely as Dalek and his iconic Space Monkey, a mischievous character born out of graffiti, was featured in every vibrant composition. By 2010, he dropped the Dalek moniker to reveal his true name and debuted paintings that reduced the Space Monkey and his surroundings to their basic underlying linear components.

The character that once defined Marshall’s work is now only a starting point for paintings rich in complex layers, illustrating the push and pull of forces he sees in contemporary life. “It’s an ever-expanding, contracting barely breathing universe, contemplating suffocation while simultaneously hovering over the consequences of not exploring further the options that no longer lay waiting in the back of the coat room.


August 25, 2015

TIFFANY BOZIC FEATURE – The Creative Lives Season 2 cc: @JLGallery

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Faesthetic #3 contributor Tiffany Bozic is featured in this great new documentary.

Tiffany Bozic’s emotionally charged and thoughtful pairings of animals and other natural elements in her work reflects her deep personal feelings about life and those indescribably strange emotions that run through us all. Her dedication to paint and water color allows her to create incredibly thin paintings on wood and paper, so thin the grain shines through. In this episode we follow Tiffany as she prepares for a show at Jonathan Liner Gallery and shows us how she inspires herself at the archives of the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco.


July 28, 2015

New work from @gregoryjacobsen at Chicago’s @zggallery

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More here!


July 23, 2015

Peony Studies by @andyboreholart and friends

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I received a thoughtful catalog in the mail yesterday, covering an art project Andy Borehol put together, called Peony Studies.

The show was a community building exercise and features collaborative works made by Andy and others. The catalog goes really in-depth, including Q&A’s with the artists. You get a sense that he really did get to know his community a little better through the process.

Take a look at the work, and hit Andy up to see if he’ll send you a catalog as well.


July 13, 2015

.@yabsticker celebration show at @GalerieF via @heyitsmatthew #yabdiy #chicago

6:11 pm in art,art events,streets dustin hostetler

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Chicagoans, make a point of checking out Galerie F‘s fantastic new group show celebrating the You Are Beautiful project.

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The show is PACKED with art, all reinterpreting the classic You Are Beautiful sticker. It was really cool to see how everyone approached their pieces sooo differently.

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Head over to Logan Square before the show is over. Lot of pieces have already sold, but there are still some steals left! www.galerief.com


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