Kevin Ancell | Nos Vemos En Venecia

On Thursday evening, October 1st RVCA was proud to present the opening reception for ANP Artist Kevin Ancell's highly anticipated, first-ever solo show: 'Nos Vemos En Venecia', curated by RVCA Founder PM Tenore. The corner of Main Street and San Juan Avenue in Venice, California was a fitting location for the gallery opening, and more importantly, a homecoming for Kevin.

"The idea for Ancell's exhibition was easy. Over the last 15 years with RVCA and the Artist Network Program I have been privileged to curate and be surrounded with so many amazing and talented artists. Ranging from museum shows to pop ups in New York, Austin, Miami, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Hong Kong. I realized that my dear friend, who I was around more often than not had never had a proper solo show. In that moment we both looked at each other and decided that needed to change... We were going to create a show for him in Venice. It was time for Kevin to come full circle and share his art in the place that began to inform his work. His artistic ability is just the tip of the iceberg, Kev is a true renaissance man." -- PM Tenore

'Nos Vemos En Venecia' will be on view at 1320 Main St Venice, CA until October 15th.

Photos by Delon Issacs and Lyon Herron.

Ed Templeton | Common Side Effects

Ed Templeton’s current exhibition at the Huntington Beach Art Center is an expansive survey of the artist’s work from the last several years to present. The show features some of his most iconic pictures, paintings, sculptures and mixed media pieces spread throughout the space in Templeton’s dynamic installation style. Dominating the show are his Teenage Kissers, The Seconds Pass, Wires Crossed and Huntington Beach series, which is an ongoing look into his backyard’s beach culture and suburban sprawl.

At the opening on September 12th, visitors stood in line for the show duration to get Ed’s drawings and musings scrawled across all sorts of ephemera, while listening to live music from bands Freckles and Travesura. Those in attendance were an amazing cross section of art-world aficionados to newbie fans, and local skate groms to pro-skate elite. Deadbeat Club hosted a ‘zine fair and food was catered by Seabirds Kitchen. Beverages were provided by PBR and all made possible with support from RVCA.

Common Side Effects will be on view through November 7th and also includes works by photographers Deanna Templeton, Nolan Hall, Grant Hatfield, Devin Briggs and Soncho Williams.

Photos by Delon Issacs.

Kelsey Brookes | Psychedelic Space

On Saturday, September 5th Quint Gallery in San Diego held a book signing for ANP Artist Kelsey Brookes' new print publication 'Psychedelic Space'. The gallery will be showing this new book and a selection of new paintings by Kelsey through September 26th.

Kelsey Brookes' book Psychedelic Space embodies the current work of this fascinating artist perfectly. Originally trained as a biochemist, Brookes initially favored figurative forms when he first veered into his art career. Over time, his paintings became ever more vibrant and abstract. Psychedelic Space is concerned exclusively with documenting Kelsey s more recent paintings, explosive renderings that are equally plausible as photos of the cosmos or subatomic particles. In this case, however, they ve sprung directly from the mind of this evocative artist. As Brookes first monograph, Psychedelic Space features a broad variety of printing techniques and special additions paying homage to Brookes non-traditional artistic journey. Gatefold spreads, a sticker sheet, and a clear molecular overlay on his stunning LSD piece, along with a booklet bound within and glow-in-the-dark cover text, bring the mind-changing experience of Brookes art to life. Commentary includes essays by Hamilton Morris, Leoni Bradbury, Richard M. Doyle, and a visual essay by Ryan McGinness, as well as a dialogue with Kelsey Brookes by Anthony Kiedis.

Photos by Delon Issacs.

Danny Fuller | Liquid Horizon

On August 11th Venus Over Los Angeles presented an Exhibition of new works by RVCA Advocate Danny Fuller titled "Liquid Horizon".

For the past 15 years Fuller has also pursued a passion for photography, documenting the seascapes he has encountered while travelling the globe. Relying on little aside from his medium format camera and the lunar calendar, Fuller often works at night, using the moonlight to capture the rich gradations of color and harmonious lines generated by the ocean vistas. Shot with an exposure time ranging from a few minutes up to an hour, Fuller’s images both convey and encapsulate the continuous motion of waves and sky, incorporating them into a single visual entity.

Fuller’s photography communicates his physical relationship with the water as well as his spiritual tie to the sport of surfing to which he has dedicated his life. Influenced by artists such as William Turner, Mark Rothko, and Hiroshi Sugimoto, he captures the horizon as both a participant and an observer.

Opening Night Photos by Delon Issacs

Orange Sunshine and the Mystic Artists

From July 27 to September 26, 2015, Coastline Art Gallery at Coastline Community College in Newport Beach presents Orange Sunshine and the Mystic Artists, 1967-1970. This groundbreaking exhibition is the first to examine psychedelic art produced in Orange County by the Mystic Artists, a loosely organized group of artists interested in alternative culture, mystical experience, and the transformation of society. These artists congregated and exhibited their art at Mystic Arts World, a psychedelic emporium in Laguna Beach, which existed from 1967 to 1970. The shop was ground zero for hippie culture in Southern California during the late 1960s and early 1970s, and rich artistic and perceptual experimentation grew out of this burgeoning psychedelic culture. Here are photos from the opening night by Delon Issacs.

The Vitality and Verve | ANP Quarterly launch

On Wednesday, July 8th RVCA & Pow! Wow! Long Beach presented "The Vitality and Verve" street art exhibition and ANP Quarterly launch party. The event followed the opening of Agenda Long Beach and was held at the Long Beach Museum of Art. Cocktails and Appetizers were served and music was provided by Ray Barbee and Josh Harmony's band "Freckles". Photos by Delon Ranger.

Ourselves, Our Vessels & Nomad | VASF

On May 22nd RVCA SF proudly hosted a group of RVCA Womens Artists and Advocates for "Ourselves, Our Vessels" & "Nomad". The show included a window installation from ANP Artists Kylea Borges & Michelle Blade with a gallery show by Alex Matus, Andrea DoSouto, Nina Miller Long, Margaux Arramon-Tucoo and Melissa Grisancich. "The She's" were also on hand providing some tunes for the night. The exhibition will be in display until July 9th at RVCA SF.


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