LONG BEACH, CA.- The Long Beach Museum of Art
opened its latest exhibition on June 26, 2015 entitled Vitality and Verve: Transforming the Urban Landscape. The exhibition focuses on current developments in the growing field of urban contemporary art. It features site-specific ephemeral murals and multi-media installations by established and emerging cutting-edge artists who are demonstrating the skilled and nuanced application of their craft. The exhibition will run through September 27, 2015.
Vitality and Verve (V&V) aims to illuminate the sensory value and powerful practice of these artists as they transform the urban landscape around them. The meticulous renderings, the hyper-realistic imagery and patterns and the gestural strokes assert the diversity in a fully immersive experience. Participating artists include: Aaron Horkey, Alex Yanes, Andrew Schoultz, Audrey Kawasaki, Brendan Monroe, Brandon Shigeta, Cryptik, Esao Andrews, Greg Craola Simkins, Hot Tea, James Bullough, Jeff Soto, John S. Culqui, Low Bros, Meggs, Nosego, Nychos, Saber, and Tristan Eaton
One of the goals behind Vitality and Verve is to spotlight artists who are stepping out of their studios to paint on a grand scale using outdoor walls as their canvas as well as urban artists who are beginning to work in a traditional studio setting. said Ron Nelson, Executive Director of the Long Beach Museum of Art. Most of the works in this exhibition will be created on our gallery walls using both traditional and non-traditional art media resulting in an immediacy that extends well beyond the confines of a picture frame. Once the exhibition ends, the walls will be repainted and prepared for the next exhibition. Therefore, it is important for art enthusiasts to see this amazing exhibition before it closes.