Expo Contradictions – NEXUS III curated by Thinkspace
‘Nexus III – Contradictions‘
Curated by Thinkspace
On view virtually from November 7, 2020 through January 6, 2021
Look for us LIVE on Instagram this Saturday, November 7 at 1pm Pacific Time. We will also be sharing a professionally filmed video tour this Saturday to our IGTV around the same time. Look for a self-guided virtual tour to follow shortly thereafter, along with a full set of installation photographs.
Taking Place At:
The Brand Library and Arts Center
1601 W. Mountain Street
Glendale, California 91201
Featuring solo exhibitions from:
LEON KEER – Contradictions
YOSUKE UENO – Majestic Parade
PEREZ BROS – More Bounce
REEN BARRERA – Dull Maker
AMY SOL – Forest Dreams
URIGINAL (Aka URI MARTINEZ) – New Works
The Brand Library & Art Center and Thinkspace Projects are pleased to present Nexus III, showcasing a curated selection of international artists belonging to the New Contemporary Art Movement. This special exhibition will include mini solo shows from Yosuke Ueno, The Perez Bros, Amy Sol, Leon Keer, Reen Barrera and Uriginal (aka Uri Martinez).
Known for it’s renewed emphasis on figuration, representational genres, and narrative in the wake of art academe’s conceptual turn of the 90s, the New Contemporary Art Movement is shaped by a foundational countercultural edge, public activations, and its social impetus. Largely self-supported and community-driven, the movement has taken shape beyond gallery walls and outside of traditional institutional vetting. Now, as diverse and heterogeneous aesthetically as it is geographically and culturally expansive, the New Contemporary has come into its own as a globally energized art movement.
BRAND LIBRARY & ART CENTER:
Brand Library & Art Center has been a cornerstone for the arts in Southern California since 1956. This unique public library focuses on visual arts and music and provides free services and programs for a diverse community, including a collection of over 110,000 items, subject specialist librarians, exhibitions, concerts, lectures, dance performances, films, and hands-on craft programs for children and adults. Always evolving, Brand Library utilizes new technologies and continues to develop innovative programs to serve an ever-widening public interested in the arts. Brand Library & Art Center is a branch of the City of Glendale Library, Arts & Culture Department.
On view November 7 through January 6, 2021 / currently virtual only
Leon Keer is a world leading artist in the anamorphic street art. He has executed commissions in Europe, The United States, Mexico, The United Arabic Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Russia, New Zealand, Australia and several Asian countries.
A message seems to be present in his work. Current issues are reviewed, such as environmental concerns and the livability of this world. Leon Keer is constantly aware of the playfulness and beauty versus the degradation around him, a contrast that he expresses and amplifies in his work and which he uses as a metaphor for live.
His paintings reflect his thoughts, confronting the viewer with the diseased spirit of our times, visible decay counter-pointing a timeless longing for unspoiled beauty.
The artist adds: “Every street art piece is unique and belongs to the street and its residents, the temporary fact about this art form strengthens its existence”.