Seth Armstrong: Artist Talk at MOAH Lancaster

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Join me on Sunday, December 16, at 2:00pm for an artist talk at the Museum of Art and History in Lancaster, CA. I’ll be talking about my paintings, my dog, and other stuff. Learn what goes on inside that giant head.

Lancaster Museum of Art and History - MOAH

665 W. Lancaster Blvd.

Lancaster, CA 93534

New Hand Embellished Print Edition - “Vandermolen”

This limited edition print was available exclusively for those who attended DesignerCon in Anaheim a couple of weeks ago. Those that were not sold there are going to be available on Thursday, Nov. 29, at 4pm PST, at Static Medium’s website, www.staticmedium.com.

  • Giclee Print on Moab Entrada 290 gsm Cotton Rag

  • Edition of 25

  • 16 x 20 inches

  • signed and numbered

  • Each print has been hand glazed and heavily embellished by me, Seth. Each one is different.

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Upcomming Exhibition at MOAH, the Museum Of Art and History in Lancaster, CA - “Li’l Baja’s Last Ride”

 “Verdugo”, oil on wood panel, 16 x 20 inches, 2018

“Verdugo”, oil on wood panel, 16 x 20 inches, 2018

As part of “The New Vanguard II”, I’ll be showing a new body of work entitled “Li’l Baja’s Last Ride”, based in large part on the road between my hometown neighborhood in Los Angeles and Lancaster, and the tragedy the befell “Li’l Baja”, my old car, on that very same route.

The New Vanguard II

October 21 - December 30, 2018

Artists:

Sandra Chevrier | Cages and the Allure of Freedom

Seth Armstrong | Lil' Baja's Last Ride

Craig 'Skibs' Barker | Suzy is a Surf Rocker

Brooks Salzwedel | Rut in the Soil

Featured Installations:

Andrew Hem, Dan Witz, HOTxTEA, Isaac Cordal, Jaune, Laurence Vallieres, Spenser Little

“The Lancaster Museum of Art and History, in collaboration with Los Angeles' Thinkspace Projects, is pleased to present The New Vanguard II, a dynamic group exhibition of works by international artists working in the New Contemporary art movement. The highly anticipated follow up to 2016's successful first iteration of The New Vanguard, on view in tandem with this year's POW WOW! Antelope Valley will feature special solo projects by artists Sandra Chevrier, Seth Armstrong, Craig 'Skibs' Barker, and Brooks Salzwedel.

 

A sequel to what was in 2016 the most extensive presentation of work from the New Contemporary movement in a Southern Californian museum venue to date, The New Vanguard II, in keeping with the first, will present a diverse and expansive group of curated new works. The group show will include new pieces by ABCNT, Adam Caldwell, Alex Garant, Alex Hall, Alexandra Manukyan, Amy Sol, Andrew Schoultz, Benjamin Garcia, Brian Mashburn, Carl Cashman, CASE, Dan Witz, Drew Merritt, EINE, Ekundayo, Ermsy, Esao Andrews, Evoca1, Fernando Chamarelli, Fidia Falaschetti, Fintan Magee, Helen Bur, Hueman, Hula, Huntz Liu, Jaune, Joel Daniel Phillips, Jolene Lai, Juan Travieso, Kaili Smith, Kathy Ager, Kikyz1313, Laura Berger, Lauren YS, Lonac, Mark Dean Veca, Mars-1, Martin Whatson, Masakatsu Sashie, Meggs, Michael Reeder, Milu Correch, The Perez Bros, PichiAvo, RISK, Robert Xavier Burden, Robert Proch, Ronzo, Saner, Scott Listfield , Sergio Garcia, Seth Armstrong, Snik, Stephanie Buer, Super A, Super Future Kid, TikToy, Tran Nguyen, Van Arno, and Yosuke Ueno.

 

Alongside the focused solo presentations by Chevrier, Armstrong, Barker, and Salzwedel, the exhibition will include site-specific installations by Andrew Hem, Dan Witz, HOTxTEA, Isaac Cordal, Jaune, Laurence Vallieres, and Spenser Little.

 

A movement unified as much by its diversity as its similitude, 'New Contemporary' has come to denote an important heterogeneity of styles, media, contexts, and activations over the course of its establishment since the 90s. Unified in its fledgling beginnings by a founding countercultural impulse searching for its own nomenclature, the New Contemporary movement's shifting and inclusive designations have offered alternative narratives over the years to those popularized by the dominant art establishment and its conceptual predilections.

 

Though stylistically disparate, the work belonging to this rapidly expansive movement reveals a desire to reference the popular, social, and subcultural domains of contemporary experience, grounding, rather than rarifying, imagery in the familiar. Looking to the urban landscape and the kaleidoscopic shift of individual identities within it, these artists use the figurative and narrative to anchor their work in the accessible and aesthetically relatable. A fundamentally democratic stance governs the ambitions of this new guard, ever in search of novel ways to expand rather than to contract.”

“UN–DERSTAND THE POWER OF ART AS A SOCIAL ARCHITECT” at Urban Nation Museum of Contemporary Urban Art in Berlin

I’ve got a painting in this show at the new(ish) Urban Nation Musuem of Contemporary Urban Art. Curated by museum director Yasha Young.

 “Color On the Ritz”, Oil on paper adhered to wood, 36 x 24 inches, 2015

“Color On the Ritz”, Oil on paper adhered to wood, 36 x 24 inches, 2015

 Image courtesy of Urban Nation

Image courtesy of Urban Nation

September 27th 2018, 8 pm, marks the opening of the second big exhibition in the short history of the URBAN NATION MUSEUM FOR URBAN CONTEMPORARY ART: “UN—DERSTAND THE POWER OF ART AS A SOCIAL ARCHITECT“. In five years, URBAN NATION has grown “from vision to reality”. Throughout an eventful year since its opening, “the impossible museum” became „the living museum“ with around 600 visitors daily. With the new exhibition, “UN–DERSTAND THE POWER OF ART AS A SOCIAL ARCHITECT“, URBAN NATION takes a look back at its own history and one into the future.

www.urban-nation.com


"Wish You Were Here" - Group Exhibition in London

FEATURING WORK FROM 40 LEADING ARTISTS

Opening Reception : 07.05.18, 6 – 9pm

Exhibition Dates: 07.06.18 – 08.05.18

"StolenSpace Gallery is delighted to present, ‘Wish You Were Here’, an eclectic showcase featuring original works from 40 leading urban contemporary artists, including D*Face, Shepard Fairey, Alexis Diaz, Herakut, Pichiavo and many, many more.

Prompted with the prototypical postcard sentiment, each artist reimagines the phrase and translates it into their own visual language – setting their work in conversation with the many other creative minds featured in the show. Whereas some choose to uphold the typical associations of travel and summer vacation, others select less conventional interpretations, such as unrequited love, detachment and separation. The result of this variation offers a genuine overview of the vast and consistently increasing diversity of urban artists working cross the globe today – a diversity with StolenSpace is honoured to represent.

Featuring work by; Adam Caldwell, Alexander Chappell, Alexis Diaz, Augustine Kofie, Beau Stanton, Ben Frost, Buff Monster, Case Maclaim, C215, D*Face, David Bray, Drew Leshko, Erik Jones, Florence Blanchard, Herakut, Jaime Molina, Jason Woodside, Josie Morway, Kai and Sunny, Kevin Cyr, Mando Marie, Miss Van, Mysterious Al, Nic Bowers, Okuda, Paul Stephenson, PICHIAVO, Pref, RYCA, Remi Rough, Seth Armstrong, Shepard Fairey, Sylvia Ji, The London Police, The Lost Object, Von, Vinnie Nylon, Will Barras, Zest"

 "Making America Lunch Again", Oil on paper, 21 x 22 inches, 2017

"Making America Lunch Again", Oil on paper, 21 x 22 inches, 2017

 "Excalibur", Oil on paper, 5.8 x 8.3 Inches, 2018

"Excalibur", Oil on paper, 5.8 x 8.3 Inches, 2018

 

 

Email contact@stolenspace.com to register your interest

New Work for "12 x 12 - A Group Show" at Spoke Art Gallery SF

 "Orange", oil on wood panel, 12 x 12 inches, 2018

"Orange", oil on wood panel, 12 x 12 inches, 2018

12 x 12
On View: May 5th - 26th, 2018

www.spoke-art.com

Spoke Art is pleased to present 12 x 12, a group dynamic exhibition featuring over 50 local and international artists working in a 12 x 12 format. We challenged some of our favorite artists to work within a 12 x 12 inch space and left the rest up to them. The result is a stunning display of the endless possibilities contained within the bounds of the composition.

Working in a variety of media including painting, embroidery, sculpture and beyond, each artist presents their unique style while adhering to the size parameters. Figures, landscapes and abstract forms dwell in each piece, inviting the viewer into the realm contained in each work.

Participating artists include:
Peter Adamyan | Seth Armstrong | Glenn Arthur | Bagger 43 | Raul Barquet | Laura Berger | Jonathan Bergeron | Robert Bowen | Lauren Brevner | Leilani Bustamente | Adam Caldwell | David Choong Lee | Sam Wolfe Connelly | Deangus | Jason Edmiston | Alex Garant | Ken Garduno | Serge Gay Jr. | Abigail Goldman | Greg Gossel | Caitlin Hackett | Happy D | Jessica Hess | Christine Aria Hostetler | Eliza Ivanova | Aaron Jasinski | Yumiko Kayukawa | Susannah Kelly | Caia Koopman | So Youn Lee | Adam Lister | Sergio Lopez | Amanda Lynn | Sean Mahan | Nimit Malavia | Ryan Malley | JP Neang | Jeany Ngo | Nicomi Nix Turner | Gage Opdenbrow | Daryll Pierce | Rich Pellegrino | Neil Perry | Kevin Peterson | Mwanel Pierre-Louis | Ferris Plock | Dan Quintana | Carlos Ramirez | Allison Reimold | Ximena Rendon | Mike Shine | Jessica So Ren Tang | Amliv Sotomayor | Deth P Sun | Miranda Tacchia | Kelly Tunstall | Ricky Watts | Casey Weldon

New Work For "Pow!Wow! Hawaii - Exploring the New Contemporary Art Movement"

 

 "Laurel Canyon", Oil on canvas, 24 x 24 inches, 2018

"Laurel Canyon", Oil on canvas, 24 x 24 inches, 2018

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SCOPE MIAMI BEACH 2017

 "Elysian", oil on wood panel, 12 x 12 inches, 2017

"Elysian", oil on wood panel, 12 x 12 inches, 2017

New work for SCOPE Miami Beach 2017, via Thinkspace Gallery, December 5 - 10

Taking place in Miami Beach at Ocean Drive and 8th Street.  More info available at WWW.SCOPE-ART.COM

 

HUFFINGTON POST Article Profiling My Work

Art critic Shana Nys Dambrot was kind enough to visit my studio, and I think she gets it.  Check out the article HERE.  

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New Painting For Group Exhibition in NYC - "LAX/JFK"

 "Purple", 18 x 24 inches, oil on paper adhered to wood, 2017

"Purple", 18 x 24 inches, oil on paper adhered to wood, 2017

Taking Place At:
Spoke Art
210 Rivington Street (between Pitt St. and Attorney St.)
New York, NY 10002

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 11 from 6-10PM

On view: November 11th – November 26th

Curated by Thinkspace Gallery

Featured Artist: Matthew Grabelsky

Group Show featuring works from:
Abigail Goldman
Alvaro Naddeo
Anthony Ausgang
Ben Frost
Bob Dob (collab with Greg ‘Craola’ Simkins)
Carl Cashman
Carlos Ramirez
Christopher Konecki
Collin van der Sluijs
Derek Gores
Drew Merritt
Ekundayo
Erica Rose Levine
Evoca
Frank Gonzales
Jacub Gagnon
Jason Seife
Jaune
Joram Roukes
Jose Mertz
Joseph Martinez
Juan Travieso
Kaili Smith
Ken Flewellyn
Kisung Koh
Mari Inukai
Martin Whatson
Matthew Crumpton
Mwanel Pierre-Louis
Nosego
OakOak
Oneq
Sean Mahan
Sebastian Wahl
Seth Armstrong
Slinkachu
Snik
Stikman
Super A
Syd Bee