DALLAS ART FAIR 2018
Turner Carroll Gallery ( Santa Fe, NM) Friday, April 12 through April 15
CIVIC ART : FOUR STORIES FROM SOUTH LOS ANGELES
I am participating in a Q&A after the presentation of this documentary that includes the process of my artwork at East Rancho Dominguez Park in East Compton California
Civic Art: Four Stories from South Los Angeles follows the rarely witnessed, intricate process of one of the most mysterious and controversial art forms affecting the public at large. This documentary entertainingly delves into the requisite political journeys navigated by Los Angeles-based artists as they wrestle with myriad social sensitivities, budgetary constraints and technical variables. Attempting to stay true to their art process and aesthetic tendencies, these artists negotiate with the government and the neighborhoods to produce ambitious, permanent, large-scale art projects. With the intent to alleviate graffiti and amplify use of shared public spaces, these projects explore the extensive social power of art within four neighborhoods in South Los Angeles County. Civic Art highlights the vital, complicated and often misunderstood efforts behind artwork made with and for the public that often prompts questions such as: “Why is that there?”, "Who made that?” and “Am I paying for it?” The answers are both surprising and illuminating in this rare peek behind an ever-present bureaucratic curtain within a U.S democratic culture.
Thomas Lawson Book
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TURNER CARROLL GALLERY, Santa Fe NM.
Crossing Boundaries I February 2- February 24, 2018
This exhibition is inspired by Dr. Lowery Sims’ exhibition curated for 516 Arts: A Contemporary Museum, titled The US-Mexico Border: Place, Imagination, and Possibility. In a time when national identification is in the forefront of discourse, it is compelling to explore paintings by artists like Fausto Fernandez, who are literally from–and part of–two worlds. Fernandez is part of Mexico as well as the United States. His painting crosses boundaries of media and meaning. Yet, his paintings are gloriously beautiful, and regardless of whether we identify Fernandez as a Mexican, American, Mexican/American, or American/Mexican, his paintings touch our souls in a way only art can do, and they enhance our civilization.
Please come see them in person, from February 2-24 at Turner Carroll Gallery.
Opening Reception Friday, February 2, 2018 from 5 to 7pm
[n.b. that this event takes place in Santa Fe]
TUCSON MUSEUM OF ART, TUCSON, ARIZONA
Dress Matters: Clothing as Metaphor. October 18, 2017-February 18, 2018.
Dress Matters: Clothing as Metaphor examines clothing in art as symbols of power and identity. Artists use garments to address interpersonal issues and conditions as well as to relay stories and raise issues about gender, age, history, society, race, and culture.
MCNAY ART MUSEUM
To See Is to Have: Navigating Today’s Art Ecosystem. May 18, 2017 to August 6, 2017
The exhibition features works of art from the private collections of members of the McNay Contemporary Collectors Forum (MCCF)
DALLAS ART FAIR
Turner Carroll Gallery ( Santa Fe, NM) Friday, April 7 through Sunday, April 9, 2017
Prominent national and international art dealers and galleries will exhibit painting, sculpture, works on paper, photography, video, and installation by modern and contemporary artists at the ninth annual Dallas Art Fair located in the revitalized downtown Arts District.
PUBLIC ART AT THE HOLLYWOOD BURBANK AIRPORT
My project was approved by the commission at the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority Meeting to design and create artwork for the regional transportation center, 6 panels with my paintings that will be displayed in large scale at the Hollywood Burbank Airport.
TURNER CARROLL GALLERY March 1-30
Artists include Wanxin Zhang (China), Georges Mazilu (Romania), Drew Tal (Israel), Traian Filip (Romania), Fausto Fernandez (Mexico), Hung Liu (China), and Igor Melnikov (Russia).