Ottawa-based artist-carpenter Drew Mosley uses wooden bowls and found objects like twigs, leaves, and eggs to create shadowy, three dimensional spaces to house his paintings of forest creatures. See more images of Mosley’s work below!
The first image above is Hot Tea’s piece (shot from below) in Thinkspace’s “Vitality and Verve” show opening at the Long Beach Museum of Art on Friday. The second image is a portion of Brendan Monroe’s mind-melter that flows out onto three different walls. I had a peek at most of the show yesterday and it’s INSANE. Everyone is painting huge pieces right on the walls of the gallery. Can’t wait to show you the work.
This week (June 22nd-27th) the arts festival known as Pow! Wow! invades Long Beach, California, and is well on its way to becoming the largest mural arts festival in the world. In the last year the festival traveled to Taipei, Taiwan, hosted their largest event yet in Honolulu, Hawaii, and expanded to Austin, Texas (in partnership with SXSW).
Pow! Wow! Long Beach 2015 roster: Aaron De La, Benjie Escobar, Bumblebee, Cruz, Cryptik, Fafi, Hueman, James Jean, Jeff McMillan, Jeff Soto, Low Bros, Madsteez, Nychos, Push, and Tristan Eaton.
On June 26th Long Beach Museum of Art and Thinkspace Gallery are also hosting “Vitality and Verve” and have invited 20 international artists including Aaron Horkey, Andrew Schoultz, Audrey Kawasaki, Brendan Monroe, Esao Andrews, Greg Simkins, Hot Tea, Meggs, Nosego and many others to transform both floors of their building with murals and installations.
You can watch the video from Pow! Wow! SXSW below.