Artist breaks Advertising's spell with "Sacred Geometry" (Elephant Journal)

"The best art is channeled through people who can tap into what Carl Jung called 'collective unconscious.' This is also true of the best advertising and marketing efforts—something artist Benjamin Lowder is well aware of after years of working in the industry... The work in “Phoneme” is all about transmuting the old, outdated, and unsustainable messages from advertising into something that promotes abundance."  - Dustin Clendenen for Elephant Journal

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FULL VIDEO (YouTube): Artist Talk with Benjamin Lowder, 10/07/2017

 

Artist Talk with artist Benjamin Lowder, moderated by art critic Shana Nys Dambrot at Open Mind Art Space in Los Angeles California on October 7, 2017. Benjamin Lowder talks about the ideas and process behind his work in his solo exhibition, Phoneme", co-curated by Patti Astor, on display at Open Mind Art Space from October 7, 2017 through November 3, 2017.

Video by: Bryan Birdman Mier (Birdman Photos)

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Benjamin Lowder: Deconstructed Myth, Reconstructed Magic (Huffington Post)

"Exponentially greater than the sum of their parts, Benjamin Lowder’s reconfigurations of elements culled from vintage metal ads and reclaimed wood resemble mandalas, totems, and auric power portals. With a melancholy futurism and a sustainable-practice agenda, Lowder has been steadily exploring the universe of possibilities derived from this process..." - Shana Nys Dambrot, art critic and writer for The Huffington Post

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Featured Artist on Artsy: JANN POLLARD

Open Mind Art Space is pleased to present our new featured artist, Jann Pollard.  A collection of her beautiful paintings can be viewed exclusively on our Artsy page.

Frequent trips to Europe enable Jann to capture the feeling and sense of the subjects she paints with a fresh vibrant handling of the medium. Light and texture are primary to her compositions in which she captures the essence and feeling of the many places seen and travelled.

"My love of art and travel, combined with a study of old world architecture is a never-ending inspiration for me. I see light, color, shapes and a moment in time that evoke a feeling that I want to capture in my paintings." - Jann Pollard

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Exhibition Review: Brian Mallman, "Still Connected" at Open Mind Art Space (Art and Cake)

"Each drawing is delicately and meticulously rendered while maintaining a minimalist and surreal approach.  Fingers and hands, both realistically represented and impossibly truncated and mutated, are depicted interacting with each other. Strings bind, pull and connect them in an elaborate cat’s cradle game.  There is an oddly tangible quality to the fingers and their activities; they strive, search, intertwine and reach out towards one another, personifying our humanity. "  - Lorraine Heitzman, contributing writer for Art and Cake

Source: https://artandcakela.com/2017/09/14/brian-mallman-still-connected-at-open-mind-art-space/

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Featured Show on Artsy: "THEIA MANIA" at Open Mind Art Space

We are delighted to share some awesome news! Artsy's curators have selected our current exhibition to be one of the Featured Shows on Artsy's main show page, which is the central hub for an audience of 700,000 users, both national and international, to discover the most important current shows on Artsy across all cities. It is an honor to be featured along with these other amazing exhibitions currently happening in other parts of the world!

 

Source: https://www.instagram.com/p/BXgU8R4FAjw/?taken-by=openmindartspace

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Exclusive Online Exhibition: Ashley Mistriel - "Steady, Structured, and Selfless"

Open Mind Art Space is pleased to announce its first exclusive online exhibition, Steady, Structured, and Selfless, which will feature mixed media works by Los Angeles based artist, Ashley Mistriel. The exhibition will launch on Artsy.net on May 6th and remain open until June 16th.

 

https://www.artsy.net/show/open-mind-art-space-steady-structured-and-selfless

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FULL VIDEO of Artist Talk with artist Benjamin Lowder now Available on YouTube

Artist Talk with artist Benjamin Lowder, moderated by art critic Shana Nys Dambrot and featuring FUN Gallery founder Patti Astor on August 6, 2016 at Open Mind Art Space in Los Angeles California. Benjamin Lowder talks about the ideas and process behind his work in his solo exhibition, "Word", on display at Open Mind Art Space from August 6, 2016 through September 17, 2016.
Video by: Bryan Birdman Mier (Birdman Photos)

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Benjamin Lowder: Words and Deeds (Huffington Post)

"...the meaningfulness of Lowder’s practice is expressed in his particular relationship to found, reclaimed, and otherwise sustainable materials, and in his instinct to orient buildings and land-use works according to the lay lines of the earth, organic resource distribution and the pathways of the stars. His recombinant visual aesthetic is painterly without gesture, literal without imagery, abstract without disorder, and animated by the symbols of man and nature."  - Shana Nys Dambrot, art critic and writer for Huffington Post

 

Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/shana-nys-dambrot/benjamin-lowder-words-and_b_11901774.html

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