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APY Lands LA

CENTRAL DESERT PAINTERS OF AUSTRALIA

Invitation Only
Opening Reception May 4, 4-6pm
2685 S La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034
Exhibition May 3 – May 30, 2019

Olsen Gruin Gallery and the Australian Consulate-General Los Angeles are pleased to invite you to the opening of

APY LANDS LA: Central Desert Painters of Australia

An Exhibition of Indigenous Australian Art featuring paintings by 18 female and 3 male artists including Yaritji Young, Wawiriya Burton, Alec Baker, Mona Mitakiki Shepherd, Tjimpayi Presley, Betty Muffler, Naomi Kantjuriny, Maringka Tunkin, Freda Brady, Sandra Ken, Tjungkara Ken, Sylvia Kanytjupai Ken, Ken Sisters’ Collaborative, Tuppy Goodwin, Imitjala Curley, Witjiti George, Michelle Lewis, Mitakiki Men’s Collaborative, Taylor Cooper, Matjanka Norris, Manyitjanu Lennon, Yurpiya Lionel and Barbara Moore.

ABOUT APY LANDS LA

The curated show will exhibit contemporary works by a group of primarily female Aboriginal artists from the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (Translating as the People who speak Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara dialects) Lands. This area is located in remote Central Australia in the far northern tip of South Australia. The exhibit comprises painted depictions of the transcendental and its transubstantiation into the material world. These works reflect a new direction in Indigenous art that refers to an ancient mythology still pertinent and very much a part of contemporary art today.

The APY Art Centre Collective is a group of 10 Indigenous owned and governed enterprises. It is a formidable group of the most celebrated and ambitious Indigenous art studios in Australia – all exploring a diverse range of mediums, to express and share their Tjukurpa (Dreaming Stories), which have been passed down from their ancestors.

For the Indigenous peoples of Australia, Dreamtime functions as a way to remember the past, understand the present, and interpret the future. “Australian Aboriginal art was the last great movement of the 20th century, that began 60,000 years earlier,” said the late Robert Hughes. The artists featured in APY LANDS LA: Central Desert Painters of Australia, strive to communicate this metaphysical and spiritual world-view by illustrating the remarkable stories of Dreamtime.

APY LANDS: Central Desert Painters of Australia will be on view from
May 3 – May 30, 2019
Tuesday – Saturday
10am – 5pm

For further information please contact the gallery at info@olsengruin.com or +1.646.525.6213.

ComplexCon Unveils Artist Collaborations

For a third year, ComplexCon is ground zero for a global gathering of culture-shaping artists to showcase works, collaborations and interactive installations November 3-4, in Long Beach, CA.

The ComplexCon Art Experience once again features some of the most influential street, contemporary and pop artists and galleries from around the world including Takashi Murakami’s KaiKai Kiki Gallery, FriendsWithYou, Avant Arte x Felipe Pantone, Hebru Brantley, Scott Campbell and dozens more. 1800 Tequila™ returns to ComplexCon for a third year to present the Art Experience.  This year they’ve teamed up with acclaimed artist Adam Lucas and streetwear designer Nicky Diamonds to create 100 exclusive, one-of-a-kind jackets to giveaway at ComplexCon, celebrating their “Just Refined Enough” campaign.

A sneak at what awaits attendees includes the following engagements:

Avant Arte, the Netherlands-based art collaborative reunites with artist Felipe Pantone

Avenue des Arts, the Hong Kong based gallery is bringing works from Los Angeles deconstructive pop artist Matt Gondek

Bettermeart, a contemporary fine street art gallery based in Shanghai, makes ComplexCon its first ever US show

Evan Rossell, better known as “Stink” is bringing his iconic “Hairy Fools” installation.

Eddie Kang Studios – South Korean artist known for his colorful and dreamy works which are philosophical stories which he creates based on life’s reflections.

Gallery Stan – Based in Seoul and NYC is bringing So Youn Lee, pop artist Sam, Sergio Garcia, and Fidia Falaschetti

Gallery Delaive – presents a unique live painting session with Japanese artist Ayako

Gangster Doodles, the artist who transforms Post-It notes into “Gangster Doodles” of famous rappers.

• Friends with You “PopWorld” is a spectacular 60’ x 60’ inflatable experience from LA-based art collective FriendsWithYou. The immersive, Instagram-worthy installation asks guests to donate to charity — any amount is accepted starting at one cent — in order to experience PopWorld. PopWorld is supported by PopSockets.

• Future Tech Labs is launching a sustainable clothing line.

Hebru Brantley, the contemporary American artist best known for his Afro-Futurism approach to anime and graffiti, is bringing exclusive art pieces

Joshua Vides is unveiling two new installations: a moonscape installation with Herschel, and a walk through experience with Ebay.

Mariella Angela, a Los Angeles based oil painter known for her portraits of rap’s greatest artists

Mr. Flower Fantastic “MFF” is a New York based artist who explores floristry, sculpture, and design with an unprecedented style and an anonymous public persona.

Over the Influence (OTI) Gallery will exhibit Cleon Peterson solo on Saturday featuring limited edition skate decks and sculptures.

Gallery Delaive presents a unique live painting session with Japanese artist Ayako Rokkaku, showcasing her signature painting technique of applying acrylic paint with her bare hands.

• Scott Campbell’s Whole Glory Tattoo Project is coming to ComplexCon. Attendees can enter to win a chance to get inked with a mystery tattoo selected wholly by Scott Campbell. Those lucky enough to get an appointment will place their arm through a small hole in a fence and get inked, with no consultation, discussion or even eye contact during the process.

Spokeart is exhibiting new works by Mark Drew (Tokyo) and GATS (Oakland)

• 1800 Tequila intersects art and style through a real time collaboration experience within the 1800 Tequila bar and lounge space in the ComplexCon Art Experience. Attendees have the opportunity to add their creativity to wearable pieces of art by customizing a Nicky Diamond-designed vintage denim jacket with patches and pins created by Adam Lucas, exclusively for 1800.

• Uzumaki powered by Redbull* returns to ComplexCon to build a plush installation

General Admission tickets are still available at ComplexCon.com. General Admission tickets are $60 per day for Saturday or Sunday or two-day General Admission tickets can be purchased for $100 (plus fees). But hurry because earlier this summer, ComplexCon sold out its limited presale and VIP tickets in a matter of minutes.

Spectrum Miami and Red Dot Miami at Miami Art Week

Redwood Media Group, the nation’s leader in exhibitions and event production, media, and marketing for the global fine art community, is excited to announce a unique and newly formed partnership with Mana Wynwood, together with a permanent new home for its flagship art shows— two of the longest running independent art shows during Miami Art Week.

Spectrum Miami and Red Dot Miami will return to Wynwood Arts District starting in 2018, with a new and long-term location at Mana Wynwood – offering an exceptional and elevated world-class experience for both exhibitors and art enthusiasts during this year’s Miami Art Week, taking place December 5—9. The only venue featuring “Two Shows in One Location” during Miami Art Week will cover more than 100,000 square feet of exhibition space and be even more accessible for visitors on foot and by car, all within walking distance from Wynwood’s trendiest restaurants, bars and retail boutiques. New and improved features for this year’s five-day fine art experience will include:

• Low traffic location for easy accessibility

• Hundreds of paved parking spaces on-site

• Indoor air conditioning and restrooms

• Dedicated café and lounge space with seating

• Easy access to the adjoining PINTA art fair

“We are excited to announce a unique alliance with Mana Wynwood, one of the region’s most progressive organizations in property development and the creative arts,” says Eric Smith, president of Redwood Media Group. “Returning to the Wynwood Arts District for the first time since 2015 perfectly positions Spectrum Miami and Red Dot Miami within one of the country’s leading lifestyle and cultural destinations for both residents and visitors to Miami. Our new indoor location and pristine exhibition space will offer a truly premium experience for exhibitors and art enthusiasts alike. This is a strategic and long-term partnership and location for our flagship shows and we look forward to welcoming the art world to our new home.”

Spectrum Miami and Red Dot Miami form the acclaimed contemporary and fine art experience that collectively presents some of today’s most coveted national and international galleries and artists from the U.S and around the world. Redwood Media Group exclusively produces the two art shows housed in one location—considered to be the only multi-show production of its kind during Miami Art Week.

Red Dot Miami, a curated gallery-only contemporary art show, now in its 13th year, will be located inside Mana Wynwood. Red Dot Miami presents [ILLUMINATE] as the curatorial theme for 2018. From works that inspire awe and wonder to sweeping series that reveal new trends to artists who throw light on the roots of imagination through fearless creativity, Red Dot Miami illuminates the best the contemporary art world has to offer. This theme forms a common thread throughout the special exhibits and programming that showcases exhibitors, art industry professionals, and select nonprofits and institutions. Red Dot Miami features more than 75 galleries representing over 500 leading contemporary artists from primary and secondary markets throughout the world. The five-day show attracts more than 35,000 visitors and high-net-worth collectors who interact with the specially curated programming, which includes the Spotlight Program, a focused look at several cutting-edge galleries chosen by the Redwood Media Group selection committee; Art Labs, a series of outstanding projects by leading galleries, art institutions, and art collectives within the show; and Art Talks, an inside look at the artistic experience by way of panel discussions, conversations, and provocative artistic discourse with leading artists, curators, designers, and art industry professionals. The complete Red Dot Miami program will be announced in November.

Spectrum Miami, an upscale and urban curated contemporary art show, now in its 8th year, will be located adjacent to Red Dot Miami at Mana Wynwood. Spectrum Miami presents special programs and site-specific exhibitions that showcase the thriving art landscape of the city, informed by the 2018 curatorial theme [ALLURE]. Atmospheric abstracts. Provocative photographs. Seductive sculptures. The allure of contemporary and modern art is mysteriously and undeniably powerful. Spectrum Miami is where contemporary meets extraordinary, featuring the works of more than 160 exhibiting artists and galleries from the Florida region, the U.S. and around the globe. Known for its urban and upscale works of art, Spectrum Miami includes Art Labs and Art Talks as well as the Spotlight Program, providing collectors with a focused look at several prominent exhibitors, each creating a site-specific exhibition, and the LaunchPad Artist Program, showcasing an emerging and unrepresented artist who is selected to create an exhibition at the show, selected from a collaboration among local art institutions, galleries, and Spectrum Miami. Spectrum Miami will also include [FOTO SOLO], a stand-alone exhibit, introduced at Artexpo New York in 2016, that features up to 10 artists from various continents who have been chosen for their exemplary photographic fine art. The complete Spectrum Miami program will be announced in November.

Spectrum Miami and Red Dot Miami have grown to become the ultimate destination for the fine art industry professional and contemporary art enthusiast who collectively seek a more accessible experience with exhibits showcasing the world’s most progressive portfolios by some of today’s elite artists, galleries, and emerging talents. With more than 35,000 attendees flocking to see the artwork of the 1,000+ artists showcased by over 200 exhibitors, these are two non-stop, not-to-be missed destination Miami Art Week shows.

The annual Opening Night Preview Party for Spectrum Miami and Red Dot Miami will take place from 6 to 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 5, at Mana Wynwood, 2217 NW 5th Ave., Miami, FL 33127, and will feature innovative contemporary art together with Louis Jadot Wines, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and DJ entertainment. Tickets for the Opening Night Preview Party are priced at $50 by purchasing online or $60 at the event. A General Admission 1-day Pass for Spectrum Miami and Red Dot Miami is $25 by purchasing online or $30 at the event. A 5-day Pass that includes the Opening Night Preview Party is $75 by purchasing online or $85 at the event.. Tickets grant access to both Spectrum Miami and Red Dot Miami.

MONIKER COMING TO NYC 2018

Moniker International Art Fair is pleased to announce it will debut a New York City edition during New York Frieze week, open to the public May 3-6, 2017 at Greenpoint Terminal Warehouse in Brooklyn, NY. In the United Kingdom, Moniker has established itself as the leading fair dedicated to Urban Art and its related subculture, bringing together these genres’ most influential galleries, well-established names, and emerging voices. Founded by in 2010, the fair has grown to its current prominence under the leadership of Fair Director Tina Ziegler.

“Moniker has dedicated its eight-year history to championing urban art in the UK. It was only fitting to present our first international edition in Brooklyn, a place revered and respected as the home of urban culture.  We’re thrilled for the opportunity to be a part of the NYC art fair circuit, and to bring London’s community of artists and galleries to new audiences as part of our expansion” said Ziegler.
Known for producing thematic fairs, Moniker inaugurates its stateside edition under the theme of the carnival. Embracing the carnival’s interactive, immersive, and participatory elements, Moniker’s 2018 New York debut will offer a sensational environment for visitors to appreciate the excitement of this variety of work.

The 2018 presentation will exemplify the fair’s commitment to exhibiting the depth and breadth of street art and related movements. As the fair continues to add additional exhibitors to its roster, select highlights of participating galleries include StolenSpace Gallery, London; Curious Duke Gallery, London; as well as Station 16 Gallery, Montreal. Moniker’s U.S. edition will offer a unique opportunity for American audiences to experience the highest quality of New Contemporary and Urban Art from an international perspective, connecting a strong American collector-base with many European galleries that have never before presented in the United States. Many U.K. galleries will be exhibiting at Moniker for the first time, marking a robust expansion in the fair’s program.
Greenpoint Terminal’s industrial, warehouse aesthetic and open floor plan provides an ideal context to present the diversity of work to be displayed at Moniker. Located in the heart of Brooklyn, the surrounding Greenpoint neighborhood boasts a number of highly regarded galleries, delicious eateries, and hip retailers.

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About Moniker International Art Fair

Now in its 8th year, Moniker Art Fair aims to spotlight emerging and established talent from a burgeoning and increasingly diverse contemporary art movement forged by its subversive and innovative spirit. Staged for the first time during New York’s most important art week in May, Moniker International Art Fair attracts some of the most talked about artists, galleries and collectors from the finer side of the street art movement and its related subcultures.

Moniker rallies against the familiar grind of the art fair season with a curated, experiential and immersive focus, creating unique settings for the display of artists and their work. With a proven track record of delivering a rich and varied program since its formation in 2010, the fair has grown significantly since its inception both in terms of audience and relevance.