ART NEWS: Local Must See Summer Exhibitions

We here at Freeway Editions are especially excited about this summer's exhibition line up. Here in the Los Angeles area there is no shortage of awesome summer events, art exhibitions, and projects. Here is a quick little round-up of stuff going on in the area. Check it out! 

This past weekend was the Summer Art Crawl in the Culver City Arts District. The event marked the opening of several great exhibitions in the area including the opening of Bumblebee's solo show entitled "#wherewebeelong" on view now at Thinkspace Gallery. The work has a thread of scenes from those lazy carefree summers of our youth, remember those? Bumblebeelovesyou does and he always creates work that harkens back to themes of innocence and playfulness. Incredibly fun reminders of what's important, keep life simple and bright! 


Photo credit: James Ng via Arrested Motion 

Opening this coming Saturday at the Long Beach Art Museum is "Vitality and Verve: Transforming the Urban Landscape" an exhibition highlighting the work of urban contemporary artists. 

From the Press Release: "Vitality and Verve: Transforming the Urban Landscape examines the current developments in the growing field of urban contemporary art. It will feature site-specific ephemeral murals and multi-media installations by established and emerging cutting-edge artists who will be demonstrating the skilled and nuanced application of their craft."

This show is must see! All of the in progress images of the murals look incredible, you don't want to miss this one! 

Photo: The Hammer Museum

Another show which opened last weekend, "Mark Bradford: Scorched Earth" at the Hammer Museum is one of this summer's highlights. And this Saturday the museum is having a public event including exhibition tours.

From the Press Release: 

"Comprising a suite of new paintings, a multimedia installation, and a major painting on the Lobby Wall, this new body of work by the Los Angeles–based artist Mark Bradfordrefers to formative moments in his life and ruminations on the body in crisis. As an artist who has long been interested in strategies of mapping and the psychogeography of the city he calls home, Bradford uses his characteristic painting style to excavate the terrain— emotional, political and actual—that he inhabits. Examining the moment and afterlife of the 1992 uprisings in Los Angeles, which he experienced from his studio in Leimert Park, Bradford has translated the outrage and lasting wounds of the riots into these new paintings. Scorched Earth is Bradford’s first solo museum exhibition in Los Angeles." 

Support your local artists, students, and art institutions by attending any of the events happening around this incredible show. For more info visit The Hammer Museum website


Do you have any upcoming art events? Tell us about them! 

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