The Brand Library & Art Center and Thinkspace Gallery are excited to present two new and exciting exhibitions beginning November 5, 2016. In a Dream (En un Sueño) is brought to Glendale in collaboration with Mexico’s Fifty 24MX Gallery, and presents the thoughtful and contemporary artwork of Mexican artist/ muralist Edgar Flores to a Glendale audience. A second exhibition entitled Nexus features vibrant pieces by 64 members of the New Contemporary Art Movement. The opening receptions for the exhibitions will take place Saturday, November 5th from 6-10 PM and will feature a special performance from Lucien Shapiro at 8:00 PM, two DJs, two cash bars and food trucks.
Edgar Flores or SANER is a Mexico City-based artist who creates electrifying works combining modern images with references to Mexican, Mayan, and Aztec iconography and folklore. In a Dream (En un Sueño) is his way of combining the old with the new and the ancient with the uniquely modern to challenge and explore the politics of our modern world. SANER’s surreal art draws from animal and human figures which can be simultaneously humorous, dark, beautiful, and in some ways haunting. Beginning his work as a graffiti artist in the 90s, Flores continues the powerful legacy of Mexican muralists before him. SANER has created public murals all over the world with exhibitions in Barcelona, Berlin, Denver, London, Los Angeles, New York, and Mexico City.
Nexus, an exhibition presented in tandem with In a Dream, features works by an expansive list of artists from the New Contemporary Art Movement. This piece is a curated cross-section of a diverse scene that creates work grounded in pop culture, the representational, figurative, and referential. The movement is about the social and relatable rather than the academic obfuscation of previous art movements.
Nexus will feature installations and murals by artists such as Bumblebeelovesyou, Cryptik, Drew Merritt, Kelly Vivanco, Lucien Shapiro, Yoskay Yamamoto, and many more.
The Brand Library & Art Center is proud to be hosting these special projects with Thinkspace Gallery. The event is free to the public, but there is only limited parking within the park and in the surrounding neighborhood.
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