A master of Post-Painterly Abstraction, Gary Komarin has been at the forefront of contemporary art with a bold and colorful style recognized by art collectors worldwide, and applauded by museum curators and art critics alike. Post-painterly abstraction is a style that favors openness, risk taking, and clarity, as opposed to the dense painterly surfaces that are apparent in abstract expressionism. However, the definition of post painterly abstraction is limited in conveying the very wide range of activities that its artists pursue.
Born in New York City, the son of a Czech architect and Viennese writer, Gary Komarin is a risk taker in contemporary painterly abstraction. Komarin’s stalwart images have an epic quality that grip the viewer with the idea that he or she is looking at a contemporary description of something timeless. For painter Gary Komarin, abstraction has never been a formal dead end. Rather, it has allowed him to challenge the limitations of the style–to make painting ‘include more’ precisely because a recognizable image excludes too much. Komarin has been called a “painter’s painter.” His status in this regard is based on the authenticity of his work, its deep connection to the tradition of modern painting as well as its sustained individuality as an utterly personal voice.
In Daniel Brice's abstract paintings and prints, he explores both the physicality and the intellectual and emotional resonance of color. Based in sun-drenched Southern California, he translates the multihued blues of the bright Pacific Ocean and the lush reds, yellows, oranges, and greens of the local flora into the richly colored lines and rectangles that dominate his compositions. The surfaces of his paintings range from diaphanous to thickly worked and often stretch across multiple panels, lending an almost sculptural quality to his works. Brice works in layers, overlapping variously sized rectangular planes of color to create a constantly shifting visual field.
CONTEXT Art Miami, along with the 29th edition of Art Miami, commences on December 4th, 2018, with the highly anticipated Opening Night VIP Preview. The 2017 preview attracted 15,000 collectors, curators, artists, connoisseurs and designers, and the fair hosted more than 80,500 attendees over a six-day period. CONTEXT Art Miami fair is a proven destination and serious marketplace for top collectors to acquire important works from the leading international galleries representing emerging and mid-career cutting-edge works of art.
Convenient parking is available for both fairs through the use of a four-story parking garage with 2,000 spots, located right across the street from the fair. A network of complimentary shuttle buses will run round-trip service between Art Miami, CONTEXT Art Miami, Aqua Art Miami and Art Basel Miami Beach.
For more info, go to: www.contextartmiami.com.
The Sculpture Objects Functional Art and Design (SOFA) Fair in Chicago is the premier gallery-presented art fair dedicated to three-dimensional art and design. On par with Art Basel and TEFAF Maastricht.
Critically acclaimed and continuously running since 1994, what distinguishes SOFA from other top art events is its focus on three-dimensional artworks that cross the boundaries of fine art, decorative art and design. SOFA is noted for its exceptional presentation, with an elite selection of international dealers presenting for sale one-of-a-kind masterworks in handsome, custom-designed gallery exhibits.
SOFA is held annually in the fall at Chicago's major destination, Navy Pier, with an average of 80 dealers and 35,000 people attending. Sales at the fair are estimated at 15-20 million dollars per show.
With a strong educational emphasis, SOFA CHICAGO includes an acclaimed lecture series and special exhibits exploring the artworks on view and surveying new trends in the art world. A VIP program includes exclusive events tailored to high-profile gallery clients and collector/museum groups.
SOFA has evolved into a dynamic international marketplace and community – a confluence of perspectives where art, design and people intersect.
Thursday, November 1, 2018: 5 - 9 pm
Friday, November 2, 2018: 11 am - 7 pm (10 - 11 am VIP hour)
Saturday, November 3, 2018: 11 am - 7 pm (10 - 11 am VIP hour)
Sunday, November 4, 2018: 12 - 6 pm
Opening Night Preview + 3 Day Pass | $155 VIP (5 - 9 pm) | $80 Public (7 - 9 pm)
Opening Night VIP Preview ONLY | $70
Opening Night VIP Public ONLY | $55
General Admission | $25
Three-Day General Admission Pass | $35
Students | $20
Seniors (65+) | $15
Lorenzo Marini is an Italian artist who lives and works in Milan, Italy and in Los Angeles and New York.
After working for twenty years in total silence and secrecy, defending his works from the clamor of advertising, he decided to share his artistic mission with the world.
Although Marini attended the Accademia di Belle Arte in Venice with Emilio Vedova, his degree is in architecture and he has worked successfully in advertising for 30 years. In advertising, Marini uses creativity, color, provocation and impact, while in art he uses white, silence, and the elegance of secrecy. The concept of space and the search for the ideal visual become the paradigm of his painting, which begins from the desire to desemanticize the consumer object and its advertising message, stripping a concept down to a simple grid in which the act of commodification is canceled out by the beauty and composition of the elements. In this process of semantic delocalization, Marini works in layers, dividing the canvas up into portions and subtracting the original message from each portion, allowing its structure, or reticule, to emerge.
Even color vanishes, leaving white – or silence on canvas – as the undisputed protagonist. The result has great impact: near-monochromatic grids with strong material components, in a subtle balance between the abstract and the rationalist.
In 2016, Marini had an artistic inspiration that led him to celebrate the beauty of letters.
In 2017, following the success of this adventure, Marini created his manifesto for the liberation of Type, in so doing becoming the founder of a new art form: that of dedicating an artwork to each individual letter of the alphabet, freeing letters from the obligation of function, to celebrate their pure intrinsic beauty.
Marini’s pictures can be read as the translation of advertising campaigns to contemporary art, with a rigorous logic of spaces and of equilibriums, in his first search in Visuals. Just as they can be read as a revolutionary thought on the Pop-beauty of the contemporary alphabet, in this second artistic phase.
By the end of 2018, Lorenzo Marini will make his debut in the world of design, with an exclusive and still undisclosed object that will bring his aesthetic to homes all throughout Italy.
Address: 2736 S La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034
Summer Group Show featuring works from: Banksy, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Shepard Fairey, Plastic Jesus, Thrashbird, Teachr, The Producer BDB, Le Fou, John Paul Fauves, Paul Rousso, Christian Moeykens, Josh Mayhem, Kalon Fowler, Kenny Routt
Bruce Lurie Gallery is pleased to announce the upcoming opening of Saturday Mornings, a
solo exhibition featuring the works of Al-Baseer Holly (ABH). The reception is on
Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Born in Philadelphia, ABH’s art first found expression through his work as a member of the
hip-hop duo Philly’s Most Wanted. Taking his voice from the mic to the canvas, the self-
taught artist now pays tribute to childhood memories through his vivid vignettes that
colorfully blend pop culture figures with street art style.
Saturday Mornings will feature a series of paintings that incorporate nostalgic cartoon
imagery from ABH’s childhood, an important aspect of which was the regular rite of
cartoon viewing on Saturday mornings. These works reveal the playful energy of these
moments of freedom that existed in a blissful state of immediacy, lacking the constraints of
rule and regimen. The adventure and excitement of these cartoon worlds created for him a
simple pleasure that acted as an engaging escape from quotidian concerns. ABH revisits
iconic characters such as Spongebob Squarepants, Beavis and Butthead, and G.I. Joe, among
others, and juxtaposes their literal images with a variety of abstract representations. He
strives to expose the social commentary found in the cartoons’ multifaceted characters. In
each piece, the brightly hued compositions balance humor, narrative, and reflective
discourse that capture the zeitgeist of the era in which the cartoons were viewed.
ABH’s work has been exhibited nationwide and has attracted the attention of Tommy
Hilfiger, Beyonce, and Rita Ora. Saturday Mornings will be on view beginning June 2 and
will remain so until June 30.
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 5, 2018, 6-9 pm
Exhibition Date: May 5 - May 29, 2018
THE BRUCE LURIE GALLERY HOSTS DEBUT SOLO EXHIBITION FOCUSED ON JOSH MAYHEM'S GRAVITATE CANVAS SERIES
Over the past two years, in the process of creating his well-known sculptural works, Los Angeles-based artist Josh Mayhem has used dozens of gallery-quality canvases as drop cloths and as each became decorated with an accumulation of colorful drips, patterns began to emerge in the artist's mind. Augmenting each one with coatings of synthetic resin and additional painted splashes, these Gravitate series exude complexity through the floating effect the various layers create visually psychedelic in aesthetic, these Gravitate canvas works become more magical when one contemplates these as expressions of the Mayhem's subconscious. Similar to how automatic drawings manifest, the artist initially freed himself from rational control, incorporating chance into the process of their creation, allowing the random patterning to determine the direction of the finished works.
Having debuted the initial two pieces in this series at a Bruce Lurie Gallery hosted group exhibition late last year, Mayhem is proud to return to the space for a solo exhibition of these works. Consisting of roughly 30 canvas works in a variety of sizes, some are accompanied by a matching sculptural piece to inform the viewer of the work's full story. Josh Mayhem's lifelong habit of collecting children's playthings has fuelled his passion for transforming said toys into objects d'art. Embracing both order and chaos as inspiration points, Mayhem's mixed media 'art toys' tend to be created in two contrasting styles: intricate, detailed assemblages comprised of Japanese model kit parts, and more free-flowing, expressionist sculptures. Among his best-known pieces are those constituting his "Blown Away" series, in which mass-produced forms are covered in strands of resin and layers of acrylic paint to create gravity-defying drips that give the impression of the work being deconstructed by a strong wind. The popularity of this direction has led to Mayhem being nominated for Designer Toy Awards, participating in TRASHed: Art of Recycling at Coachella Festival, representation by the Corner12 agency, and continuing partnerships with the premiere worldwide creator and dealer of limited edition art toys, Kidrobot.
THE BRUCE LURIE GALLERY PRESENTS LOUIS XXX: TO MY SWEETHEART
LOUIS XXX, better known as Louis Cannizzaro, is an American artist known for his interesting works, and witty, insightful books. LOUIS XXX gracefully expresses his feelings on love and life with painted prose. His imagery is whimsical and uplifting in nature, often set in a city, under the stars or the bright afternoon sun. LOUIS XXX is an internationally recognized artist featured in the Neiman Marcus ''The Art of Fashion Collection'', exhibited in the Hôtel Costes in Paris, LAB Art Los Angeles, and has been in a variety of publications such as Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, and the featured cover of Exhibit A art magazine. Louis was also just featured in the fall 2017 Paris fashion week after collaborating with designer Alexx Brown to paint on his couture fashion collection and has 3 books of poetry, the compilation of which is titled To My Sweetheart.
LIBERATION, a duo art exhibition presented by two female artists will be opening in Los Angeles at the Bruce Lurie Gallery on Wednesday, April 18, 2018. The exhibition comes from the perspective of the two women spanning technological and spiritual life in America circa 2018.
Iconic mixed-media artist, Karen Bystedt will debut select pieces from her new series, TEXTING, SEXTING and INTIMACY. This series is inspired by the upwardly trending topic of the day... social media APPs and internet “Millennial Dating.” Karen says, “Finding myself single again after a long, steady marriage (which was wonderful, but had come to an end), I decided I was ready to date. Two years later and with much trepidation, I began to explore the Dating App world. I had long heard of Tinder, and a friend recommended Bumble. Bumble was created by two women and requires women to ‘make the first move’. As foreign and scary as this initially was, I soon got the hang of it... and to be honest I found making the first move very empowering. For once the power shifted to my hands.” The works will be silk screen on plexi.
Photographer Scarlet Mann spent the last year traveling the United States in a Volkswagen Van with her husband and two boys. Mann will be showing select works from a series she created while on the road, AMERICA AND I: A CONVERSATION WITH REALITY AND THE ELUSIVE DREAM. The series is a mix of still life documentation of America intermixed with self-portrait nudes in natural environments wearing a gas mask. The series is a sort of performance art piece. Mann says, “The shoot itself is an act of installation art. Observing the feeling I obtain while posing within the open space natural environment is liberating, yet there is a vulnerability. I feel small in the vast grandeur that surrounds me.” She adds, “Being nude, for me, is the most organic human state without all of the facades of social standards. It represents liberation, the feeling of complete freedom, and a void of rules and social expectations. It is the human form in it’s most raw, stripped down and real state.” The gas mask acts as an allegory to the toxic environment ever present in society with all of the hate, racism and bigotry. Mann says, “Sometimes I feel like I need to put on a gas mask, figuratively speaking, just to get through my day. And it’s a shame because of all of the beauty and potential of this country. The American Dream — What happened to it?”
Scarlet Mann is a fashion and fine art photographer living and working in Los Angeles. Mann is best known for her Collective Series in 2013 and 2014 LA ODYSSEY which she shot with two other photographers, Lily Flores and Serge Gill. Mann’s work has been represented by the Lurie Gallery in Los Angeles and the Zener Schon Gallery in San Francisco. She was a finalist in the Hellerau Portrait Competition in Dresden, Germany in 2015. Her works have sold at Art Basel Miami (Red Dot and Scope), the Aspen Art Fair, and the LA Art Show.
A creator of many unique works, Karen Bystedt is well known for a series of photographs she took of Andy Warhol in the 80’s THE
LOST WARHOLS and for the conceptual collection she has created with contemporary artists such as Chris Brown and Speedy
Graphito. THE KING KOLLECTION series, a signature mixed-media art combining Bystedt's Warhol photographs with an iconic
photograph of Jean-Michel Basquiat taken by Brad Branson followed. Karen’s photographs are featured in the permanent collections
of museums and foundations around the world, including The Andy Warhol Museum, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art in
Norway, the Armenian Museum of Modern Art, and the Hearst Foundation. Bystedt currently has 2 murals in NYC in Harlem and
SoHo as well as her INCLUSION mural in the Arts District in DTLA.
Art Market San Francisco will return to the Fort Mason Festival Pavilion this April for the celebrated art fair's anticipated eighth edition. Following record breaking sales, city-wide partnerships, and attendance of over 25,000 visitors in 2017, the 2018 edition of Art Market San Francisco is pleased to present a significant selection of contemporary and modern artworks from returning Art Market exhibitors and exciting newcomers.
Wednesday, March 14 from 6 pm - 10 pm
Thursday, March 15 | 11 am - 6 pm
Friday, March 16 | 11 am - 6 pm
Saturday, March 17 | 11 am - 6 pm
Sunday, March 18 | 11 am - 6 pm
Location: 3450 Northwest 8th Avenue, Boca Raton, FL 33431
Featuring artists Jean-Michel Basquiat, Justin Lyons, Ron Piller, Nelson De La Nuez, Michael Suchta, Edgar Plans and Michael Gorman.
Art Boca Raton is a contemporary art fair from the organizers of Art Palm Beach. International galleries will be exhibiting modern, contemporary, and emerging art from the 20th and 21st centuries. Art Boca Raton offers a broad range of art to both beginning and seasoned collectors.
Opening Night Preview Thursday, February 15 from 5 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday, February 16 | 11 am - 7 pm
Saturday, February 17 | 11 am - 7 pm
Sunday, February 18 | 11 am - 6 pm
Monday, February 19 | 11am - 5pm
Featuring pop artists including Jean-Michel Basquiat, Justin Lyons, Michael Suchta, Ron Piller, Michael Gorman, Nelson de la Nuez and Alan Locke.
Art Palm Springs is the premier art fair in the Southwest presenting post-war and contemporary art. The seventh annual edition will bring nearly 80 galleries from Asia, Europe, North and South America representing hundreds of artists to the Palm Springs Convention Center. The Fair is strategically scheduled over the extended President’s Day Weekend coinciding with Palm Springs Modernism Week at the height of the Coachella Valley’s season. Art Palm Springs and Modernism Week turn the Desert into a cultural mecca over this weekend, attracting close to 15,000 acquisition oriented art lovers to the Fair year after year.
Since its early editions, Art Palm Springs has been a draw for curators, collectors, designers and celebrities that include Cheech Marin, Jodie Foster, Alexa Davalos, Udo Kier, Shelby Lynne, Rain Phoenix, and award-winning designers Christopher Kennedy, Dann Foley and Erin Valencich.
VIP Art Party - Opening Reception: Saturday, January 6th, 2018 | 7 – 10pm
Moira Cue will be hosting the Opening Reception of her 'Virtue Series' black and white paintings, Saturday January 6, 2018at the Bruce Lurie Gallery in LA.Art transcends language.”— Moira Cue
Award-winning painter Moira Cue will premiere her monumental, black and white abstract “Virtue Series” at the world-famous Bruce Lurie Gallery in Culver City, California. Bruce Lurie gave Jean-Michel Basquiat his first major gallery show in New York City. Moira Cue's work is in the collection of pop star Madonna and real estate mogul Grant Cardone, as well as other prestigious homes and institutions. The Black and White Virtue Series is based on a single “virtuous” word translated into multiple languages via Google Translate. She also uses manual translations; including secret codes, extinct languages, and sign language, among more.
Her new work addresses; duality, art and language, meaning versus meaninglessness, construction versus deconstruction, multiculturalism and communication, and the artist's own relationship with the philosophical orientation toward the good. Moira Cue is a fan of Franz Kline and Cy Twombly. She attended the renown School of the Art Institute of Chicago, both as a graduate and undergraduate student. Moira appears prominently in press around the world, including on the front pages of major online tabloids reaching tens of millions of viewers, and has also made many appearances on television, and in several Hollywood films. Also a singer and songwriter, she has performed on stage at venues including The Viper Room, The Knitting Factory, The Tempest, and the Mint, among others. She is photographed regularly on the red carpet in Hollywood. Moira is also the founder of the Greater Los Angeles Indivisible Coalition. The black and white abstract "virtue Paintings" by the artist are oil on masonite, at six feet tall and four feet wide. All works in the series are of archival quality, with custom built frames. The show, hosted at the Bruce Lurie Gallery, coincides with celebrating the LA Art Show.
Moira Cue: Virtue Series; Opening Reception, Artist Meet and Greet | January 6, 2018; 7-10pm | Bruce Lurie Gallery 2736 S La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034
Arrive early for complimentary lot parking. Press / Media in attendance. Celebrities, inquire about time for limo drop off and arrival for photo news wire.
RSVP to the Opening Reception on the Facebook event page HERE
Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 7pm – 11pm: VIP Opening
Thursday, January 11, 2018, 11am – 7pm
Friday, January 12, 2018, 11am – 7pm
Saturday, January 13, 2018, 11am – 7pm
Sunday, January 14, 2018, 11am – 5pm
Opening Reception: Saturday, December 16th, 2017 | 6 – 9pm
Join the dark side at an exhibition all about toys, but this time it’s all about STAR WARS. The exhibit will be a unique combination of 2D and 3D artists combining forces to bring life to toys in their art in honor of the Star Wars saga.Paintings, Photography, bootleg toys, and sculptures will make for a fun show you do not want to miss.
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Opening Reception: Saturday, November 11th, 2017 | 6 – 9pm
We are pleased to present the solo exhibition for artist Martynas Ivinskas, Colorful Society.
RSVP to the Opening Reception on the Facebok event page HERE
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 20th, 2018 | 6:30 – 9:30pm
Online Sale: November 2017 - January 31, 2018
We are pleased to present Andrea Bonfil's solo show "Plunge" - Award-winning artist Andrea L. Bonfils is coming to Los Angeles to host an exciting exhibit of her fine art paintings and photography which speak to humanity and nature while reflecting her life’s experiences. Collectors will have the opportunity to shop for the holiday by purchasing online and viewing work in person (by appointment) before the New Year. The proceeds from the Art Exhibit will benefit the Los Angeles County Alliance for Boys & Girls Clubs and its 140,000 members.
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 4th, 2017 | 6 – 9pm
We are pleased to present our holiday show, Toy Stories, a group exhibition showcasing a variety of artists and their toy-themed works. Featuring pieces by Matthew Carden, Josh Mayhem, Grace Weston, Suckadelic, Michael Suchta, and Jorg Dubin.
RSVP to the Opening Reception on the Facebok event page HERE
Located at the Art Miami CONTEXT Pavilion
First View (Opening Night): Tuesday, December 5 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
VIP Preview (Opening Night): Tuesday, December 5 - 5:30pm to 10pm
Wednesday, December 6 - 11am to 8pm
Thursday, December 7 - 11am to 8pm
Friday, December 8 - 11am to 8pm
Saturday, December 9 - 11am to 8pm
Sunday, December 10 - 11am to 6pm
Purchase Tickets HERE
Located at the Red Dot Miami Tent
VIP Preview Party (Opening Night): Wednesday, December 6 6pm - 10pm
Thursday, December 7 - 1pm to 9pm
Friday, December 8 - 1pm to 10pm
Saturday, December 9 - 1pm to 9pm
Sunday, December 10 - 12pm to 5pm
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VIP Opening: Thursday, October 5th, 2017 | 6 – 9pm
We will have a closing reception for the exhibition Sacred Territory, a group exhibition showcasing five Los Angeles-based artists’ respective explorations of emotional and physical spaces. Featuring paintings by Joanna Beray Ingco, Kenton Parker, Lily Piper Faye, Marcel Alcalá, Theodore B. Boyer, and curated by David Josef Tamargo.
VIP Opening: Thursday, October 5th, 2017 | 6 – 9pm
We present Sacred Territory, a group exhibition showcasing five Los Angeles-based artists’ respective explorations of emotional and physical spaces. Featuring paintings by Joanna Beray Ingco, Kenton Parker, Lily Piper Faye, Marcel Alcalá, Theodore B. Boyer, and curated by David Josef Tamargo.
Located at the Del Mar Fairgrounds Wyland Center
Opening night: Thursday, September 27th 5pm - 9pm
General Admissions: Friday, September 28th 12pm - 8pm
Saturday, September 29th 12pm - 8pm
Sunday, October 1st 12pm - 5pm
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Located at the Platform44
VIP Reception (Opening Night): Saturday, September 23rd 7pm - 10pm
Art Preview: September 23rd 12pm - 6pm
“Blink and its Over” features native Floridian and contemporary artist Justin Lyons. In recognition of the current events in south Florida, The Lurie Gallery joins the call to action for disaster relief of Hurricane Irma. Proceeds of sales benefit the SWFL Hurricane Relief Fund and Feeding South Florida.
Located at the Metropolitan Pavilion
VIP Private View (Opening Night): Wednesday, September 13th 6pm - 9pm
Art After Dark: Thursday, September 14th 6pm - 9pm
General Admissions: Thursday, September 14th 11am - 6pm
Friday, September 15th 11am - 8pm
Saturday, September 16th 11am - 8pm
Sunday, September 17th 11am - 5pm
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