Galleri Urbane 2nd Annual Juried Exhibition
HERE & NOW
6:00 – 8:30 PM
Here & Now, Galleri Urbane’s 2nd annual juried exhibition opens Saturday, August 8th, 2015. Following 2014’s juried exhibition, Core Samples proved to be a very successful exhibition in all media. Dallas artistDylan Cale Jones was awarded best of show, gallery representation and a solo show, which opens February 2016. Jones art has been featured in Art News, Glasstire and D magazine to name a few. Jones received his B.F.A from the School of Art Institute of Chicago, and M.F.A Southern Methodist University.
This year’s call for artists was open to contemporary painters nationwide. After an overwhelming response, juror Adrian Zuniga, Assistant Director for Galleri Urbane, selected 9 artists from around the country to exhibit. With his own history as a painter, Zuniga is interested in presenting a survey of the current state of this time-tested medium and its significant presence in our contemporary art climate. Through a wide variety of style, content, and medium, the paintings in Here & Now will provide just that.
Artists in the exhibition include Matthew Craig, Brent Hallard, Lindsey Landfried, Lori Larusso, Melinda Laszczysnki, Danny Rose, Keith Allyn Spencer, Loring Taoka, and Michael Wille.
A Closer Look: Galleri Urbane 2nd Annual Juried Exhibition
ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: HERE & NOW
Brent Hallard works manipulate space and perception using simple arrangements of geometric forms.
Yet, Hallard also strives to keep his work grounded and “push against the more pure concerns of abstraction” by incorporating humor and ‘everydayness’. In turn, his works assume a playful ambiguity, which is compounded by his use of bright colors.
Hallard has recently participated in Formal Watercolor, Museum Waterland, Purmerend, Netherlands, curated by Piet Knook, Territory of Abstraction, Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, curated by Christine Pfister, Doppler Shift, curated by Mary Birmingham, New Art Center, New Jersey, Hard-Edge Abstraction Richard F. Brush Art Gallery, St. Lawrence University, New York, KOBE Biennale 2011, Kobe, Japan, Sugarmountain 2, Galerie van den Berge, Goes, NL, curated by Clary Stolte, Gifting Abstraction, Soho20 Chelsea Gallery, NY, NY, curated by Mariángeles Soto-Díaz, 1st International Festival of Non-Objective Art Pont de Claix, Grenoble, France, Plane Speaking McKenzie Fine Art, NY, NY, curated by Valerie McKenzie, Informal Relations Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art (IMOCA), curated by Scott Grow, and Recent Movements in Non-objective Art Reuten Galerie, NL.
Recent curated events include 2014 Unbounded SF, Root Division, 2013 Dripping Color Amazement, Galerie oqbo, Berlin, 2011 A Romance of Many Dimensions, Brooklyn Artists Gym, NY, 2010 Touch + Paris, ParisCONCRET, 2009 Trans: Form | Color Meridian Gallery, San Francisco, 2009 Trans:formal Pharmaka, Los Angeles, and 2008 Bus-Dori Suitcase, Bus-Dori Project Space, Tokyo.