Follow the Artist | April Follow the happenings of our talented and globe-trotting artists.
It’s tough to keep up with all of the cool things our busy family of Twyla artists are up to each month, be it wrapping buildings on Melrose or street art festivals in Europe. Here’s a short list of some of the shows and exhibitions where you’ll be able to catch Twyla artists this April, from the West Coast to Miami, all the way to Paris and beyond.
Artwork featured above: World Map with Gini Coefficients by Amy Pryor.
SEE // Twyla x Jonathan Brilliant at High Point Market
The High Point Market is the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world, bringing more than 75,000 people to High Point, North Carolina. As a way to introduce Twyla to the many interior designers visiting, we have commissioned artist Jonathan Brilliant to create a new site-specific installation near Market Square with his signature found materials - fortune cookie messages and coffee stirrer sticks. Come meet the artist (and Twyla!) as he creates this unique work on-site.
April 22 - April 26
High Point Market
High Point, NC
SEE // Mambo's Solo Show at Fabien Castanier, LA.
Make sure to catch Mambo’s solo show “Links” in Los Angeles, his adopted hometown, at Fabien Castanier’s flagship gallery. Exhibiting new paintings and installations from his “Brainology” series, Mambo’s iconic pop-modernist style of twisting, interconnected forms draws inspiration from the human mind: neurological systems, the subconscious and the psyche. Known for both his street art actions and luxury fashion projects, including collaborations with Prada and Moynat, Mambo’s work is always playful yet refined, much like the artist himself.
March 25 - April 23, 2017
Fabien Castenier Gallery
SEE // Sebastien Leon's Exclusive Concept Shop at Please Do Not Enter, LA.
The exclusive concept shop Please Do Not Enter just opened their first pop-up space on Melrose Ave, featuring a series of sound, light and architectural installations by multimedia artist Sebastien Leon. Together with sound designer Machine Head, Sebastien created a multi-channel audio installation that transforms the boutique’s wood ceiling into a cinematic soundscape of flamenco-esque beats. Sebastien’s design for the building’s facade, commissioned by Please Do Not Enter co-founder Emmanuel Renoird, is a bold declaration of the “blossoming renaissance” taking place in downtown LA’s art and fashion scenes.
March 15 - May 3, 2017
Please Do Not Enter
8382 Melrose Avenue (Corner of Melrose Place)
SEE // Natalie White at Bill Brady Gallery, Miami.
This is Natalie’s first solo exhibition following her arrest and subsequent trial for tagging “ERA NOW” on the steps of the US Capitol building, upon completing a 250 mile march from NYC to DC in support of the Equal Rights Amendment. Natalie represented herself in court and was found guilty of “defacing federal property,” but she continues to fight for gender equality through artistic and non-violent actions. An ardent feminist and activist, Natalie’s provocative work includes photography, sculpture, and performances, collectively intended as political calls to action.
Bill Brady Museum
SEE // Adler Guerrier at HistoryMiami.
The HistoryMiami Museum investigates themes of memory and nostalgia with the group show “MemoryLab,” featuring a large-scale installation by Adler Guerrier. Based on both real and imagined histories, the artists in “MemoryLab” build visual narratives from other people’s memories. Exhibiting artists were invited to borrow imagery and film footage from three local archives to create their site-specific works — an homage to the city of Miami.
Through April 19th
SEE // Elena Lyakir at Galerie Claude Samuel, Paris.
If you’re lucky enough to be in Paris this spring, definitely stop in and see Elena Lyakir’s exhibition Aves, opening at Galerie Claude Samuel on April 20th. Aves features works from the artist’s ongoing series that captures the dramatic beauty of birds in flight, as well her recent body of work entitled “Skins.” For this series, Elena was granted permission by the New York Museum of Natural History to photograph their extensive collection of bird specimens, which is not accessible to the public. The resulting images are poetic visual statements on the natural world and its cycles of life.
April 20th-May 21st
Opening Reception is April 20th, 6:30pm
Galerie Claude Samuel
SEE // Marcus Eek at Helsinki Contemporary and Gallery Charlotte Lund.
April is a big month for Berlin-based painter Marcus Eek, who will have concurrent solo shows in the scandinavian capitals of Helsinki and Stockholm. Known for his sensuous paintings of darkly romantic flora and fauna, Marcus’ latest works represent a clear stylistic departure in favor of pure abstraction. “A figurative painting tells a story and an abstract painting is the story,” Marcus explains. “It’s like a staring competition, trying to find common ground on a wordless level. It’s about gaining and maintaining a connection.”
Helsinki Contemporary: April 7th-30th
Gallery Charlotte Lund: Through April 29th