Our ‘Edge to Edge’ exhibition traveled to Estonia beginning in mid-July. We’ve only been here a little over 2 weeks and it’s been a whirlwind – beginning with the standing room only opening at Tartu Art House as part of the Tartu Graafika Festival 2019, which opening on July 25 with performances and a large freestanding ‘wall’ designed, curated and built by Tase Tross, the fantastic staff of Tartu Art House, and members of Non Grata including it’s founder Anonymous Boh, and performer/artist Eric Piper.
Artists participating in our first stop include Peeter Allik, Toomas Kuusing, Fatherless, Eric Piper, Stu Rapaport, Jim Holyoak, Bob Branaman, and Robbie Conal.
This was followed a day later by a very successful opening reception at Fahle Gallery on July 27, which featured a sneak preview of Jean Michel Basquiat’s “The Offs” a beautiful limited edition screenprint courtesy Venice Modern Art, as well as an outstanding Andy Warhol, the Bananas image from the Velvet Underground album. Artists from Southern California and Mexico participating in that exhibition – on view until August 26 – include Sonja Schenk, MB Boissonnault, Bradford J. Salamon, Gay Summer Rick, Pablo Llana, Juri Koll, Ave PIldas, David Valera, Gloriane Harris, George Koll, Lawrie Margrave, Jeanne Dunn, Barbara Kolo, Catherine Ruane, Josh Bagel Klassman, Michael Arata, Reginald Van Langenhove, Adrian White, Ray Carofano, Nizaac Vallejo, Tanner Goldbeck, Paola Pineda, Bryan & Ryan, and Jeffrey Sklan.
The Edge to Edge exhibition makes it’s third stop in Parnu on August 10.
We were fortunate to be able to participate in I Land Sound on Saaremaa as soon as we arrived, which featured superb performances by Non-Grata, who invited us over.
Our Edge to Edge 2 exhibition has it’s final viewing tonight at ViCA in San Pedro during First Thursdays from 6-9pm.
Art in Place.”, curated by Juri Koll, Director of ViCA (the Venice Institute of Contemporary Art) opens Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 3 to 6pm. The exhibition continues through December 2017 by appointment and is located at the Newberry Lofts, 433 Pine Ave., Long Beach California 90802. Selected artists include KuBO, Renee Tanner, Gloriane Harris, Cosimo Cavallaro, MB Boissonault, Theodore Svenningsen, Ron Therrio, and Reginald Van Langenhove, and works from the collection of ViCA by artists such as John Baldessari, Sam Francis and Edmund Teske.
The Heritage Chair is a chair designed by the multi-faceted Kimberly Maclean, who owned and operated her own company Druids Woodworking in Saint-Louis. The frame is solid mahogany and the panels are African padauk.
As the panels had suffered from sun damage, Ms. Maclean asked her husband, Reginald Van Langenhove, Flemish oil painter, to turn in into a work of art using a mix of family photographs and 100+-year-old pictures taken from the Library of Congress.
The Heritage Chair, with its 24 small oil paintings, is a patchwork of powerful memories of African American children in days gone by, a kaleidoscope of sweet brown faces, some happy, some sad, some cheeky, some mad.
I am happy to say that I recently had two works in an art show in Chinatown in L.A., curated by my new friend Juri Koll.
As of today I have two works in this art show in Chinatown, Los Angeles, curated by Mr. Juri Koll. Do visit!
My wife Kimberly and I went to the closing event and had a blast: