New 2016 Exhibition Vitality and Verve: In the Third Dimension

July 6, 2016, Press Room

Felipe Pantone, Virtual reconciliation between two perspectives, 2016, Spray paint on wood panel and acrylic on museum wall. Courtesy of the Artist. Photo by Birdman.

Felipe Pantone
Virtual reconciliation between two perspectives, 2016
Spray paint on wood panel and acrylic on museum wall. Courtesy of the Artist. Photo by Birdman.

Exhibition to Feature Immersive, Multi-Medium Installations by a Select Group of Nationally and Internationally Renowned Urban Contemporary Artists, Ceramic Artists and Sculptors

Long Beach, CA – The Long Beach Museum of Art (LBMA) will open its newest exhibition on July 16, 2016 entitled Vitality and Verve: In the Third Dimension, (V&V3D). The exhibition is the second in the Vitality and Verve series presented in concert with the international mural event POW! WOW! Long Beach.   In the summer of 2015, over 22,000 patrons visited LBMA’s record-breaking exhibition, Vitality and Verve: Transforming the Urban Landscape.

Our new exhibition titled V&V3D features site-specific, ephemeral sculptural murals and installations by urban contemporary artists, ceramic artists, and sculptors. Highlighting this steadily expanding art movement within a mainstream, museological context, the exhibition celebrates its momentum and cultural presence. Vitality & Verve: In the Third Dimension captures the diversity, breadth, energy and complexity of an art movement no longer confined to sub cultural recesses. The artists work with an impressive array of materials including fiber, wood, plastics, acrylics, resins, cardboard, textiles, paint, ceramics, cement, paper, and reclaimed industrial materials. By elevating the social and experiential above the formal and academic, these works speak with an immediacy that connects disparate worlds and spaces.

Ernest Zacharevic and Martha Cooper, Replay, 2016, Mixed media, photographs. Courtesy of the Artists. Photo by Birdman.

Ernest Zacharevic and Martha Cooper
Replay, 2016, Mixed media, photographs. Courtesy of the Artists. Photo by Birdman.

Ernest Zacharevic and Martha Cooper, Replay, 2016, Mixed media, photographs. Courtesy of the Artists. Photo by Birdman.

Ernest Zacharevic and Martha Cooper
Replay, 2016, Mixed media, photographs. Courtesy of the Artists. Photo by Birdman.

Kiel Johnson, Hold Fast, 2016, Mixed media, Site specific dimensions. Courtesy of the Artist. Photo by Birdman.

Kiel Johnson
Hold Fast, 2016, Mixed media, Site specific dimensions. Courtesy of the Artist. Photo by Birdman.

Kiel Johnson, Hold Fast, 2016, Mixed media, Site specific dimensions. Courtesy of the Artist. Photo by Birdman.

Kiel Johnson
Hold Fast, 2016, Mixed media, Site specific dimensions. Courtesy of the Artist. Photo by Birdman.

Aaron Li-Hill, Divide and Conquer, 2016, Mixed media. Courtesy of the Artist. Photo by Birdman.

Aaron Li-Hill
Divide and Conquer, 2016, Mixed media. Courtesy of the Artist. Photo by Birdman.

Jaime Molina, Professor Reginald, 2016, Acrylic and latex with nails on found wood, 10 x 10 x 19 inches. Courtesy of Thinkspace Gallery. Photo by Birdman.

Jaime Molina
Professor Reginald, 2016, Acrylic and latex with nails on found wood, 10 x 10 x 19 inches
Courtesy of Thinkspace Gallery. Photo by Birdman.

Jaime Molina, Mr. Muscle, 2015, Acrylic, Latex and nails on found wood, 15 x 13 x 15 inches. Courtesy of Thinkspace Gallery. Photo by Birdman.

Jaime Molina
Mr. Muscle, 2015, Acrylic, latex and nails on found wood, 15 x 13 x 15 inches
Courtesy of Thinkspace Gallery. Photo by Birdman.

The artists have created site-specific installations, murals, and sculptural vignettes, collectively transforming all 8,000-square-feet of the exhibition pavilion into an in an environmental and immersive experience for visitors. Participating artists include: Craig ‘Skibs’ Barker, Susan Beiner, Rebekah Bogard, Bumblebeelovesyou, Isaac Cordal, Patsy Cox, Ariel DeAndrea, Aaron De La Cruz, Sergio Garcia, Glazed Paradise (Mark Jenkins & Sandra Fernandez), Andrew Hem, Kiel Johnson, Sarah Joncas, Jean Labourdette (aka Turf One), Drew Leshko, Aaron Li-Hill, Troy Lovegates (aka Other), Telmo Miel, Jaime Molina, Brendan Monroe, Luke O’Sullivan, Felipe Pantone, Erika Sanada, Slinkachu, Mark Dean Veca, Cinta Vidal, Hilary White, Yoskay Yamamoto, Alex Yanes, and Ernest Zacharevic with Martha Cooper.

“The Long Beach Museum of Art has a long history of presenting contemporary art in all media and we are thrilled to be showing the exciting work by leading artists who have travelled from around the world.” stated Executive Director, Ron Nelson.
Artwork Title, Year, Artist Name, Medium. Photo by Birdman.Susan Beiner
Encrusted Field, 2002, Porcelain, 96 x 120 x 84 inches.
Collection of the Long Beach Museum of Art, gift of the artist.
Photo by Birdman.

The exhibition will be on view until October 16, 2016.

Vitality and Verve: In the Third Dimension is made possible by the generous support from thinkspace gallery, JetBlue, Pasadena Art Alliance, Evalyn M. Bauer Foundation, The Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation, Bess J. Hodges Foundation, Montana Cans, Long Beach Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, Art Design Resource, Dr. Ronald and Sylvia Hartman, Debby and Bob Autry, Sandra and Richard Darling, Dr. Matthew and Roberta Jenkins and the Rudolph J. and Daphne Munzer Foundation. The Port of Long Beach is the presenting sponsor for the installation by artist and TED Fellow, Kiel Johnson, located in the Museum’s Oceanview Gallery.

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