Save the date. Saturday, May 13th in Long Beach Automatic Midnight Andrew K. Thompson’s first solo exhibition at C.A.C.t.T.U.S. Long Beach titled Automatic Midnight draws inspiration from Surrealist automatism, Aleatoric music, and photographic elements to create an open-ended interaction between light, sound, and audience. The result will culminate in a collaborative Exquisite Corpse of sound that will remain present throughout the duration of the exhibition. In the storefront windows and exhibition area of C.A.C.t.T.U.S. there will be sculptures that translate ambient light into sound. Each sculpture will be actively reading and transmitting sound twenty-four hours a day for the entire length of the exhibition. The chance sound composition will be determined by the amount and quality of light at any given time. Also included in this exhibition will be a selection of Thompson’s dynamic color chemigrams. Chemigrams are as close to Surrealist automatic drawing as a photographer can get by applying photographic chemistry onto to an exposed sheet of photo paper. Thompson veers in a different direction by removing layers of photographic emulsion with chemicals and marking devices such as a sponge or a wire brush. Through the incorporation of unknown elements and chance occurrences, Automatic Midnight seeks to underline the possibility and potential within compositions that lead to unexpected territory. #andrewkthompson #analogphotography #abstract
These posters were pasted all over CSU, San Bernardino today. First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.
You are invited to another busy weekend of art exhibitions with AKT. Tonight I'll be at Creative Arts Coalition to Transform Urban Space (C.A.C.t.T.U.S.) 326 Elm Ave in Long Beach CA from 6-10PM displaying one of my non-representational photographs as a teaser for an exhibition there next month during The Long Beach Arts District 2nd Saturday Art walk. Tomorrow, join me for Desert Waters, a group exhibition curated by Sant Khalsa. This show is a Parallel Program to Desert X. The exhibition will be on view through April 13th. The Artists' Reception is Sunday, March 12 from 3 - 5 pm at the Marks Art Center in the College of the Desert. Don't forget about my two person exhibition TRANS curated by Thomas McGovern at SPACE Gallery - Claremont 254 W Bonita Ave, Claremont, CA 91711 With Michelle Cade. This show runs until March 28TH. @space_gallery_claremont @marksartcenter @cacttus_lb @dot.photo #andrewkthompson #michellecade #santkhalsa
Hello Friends, I have a busy week of Inland Empire art happenings to share with you. This Thursday, March 2nd from 6PM to 8PM, I will be the guest facilitator for the Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art’s Work In Progress Open Crit Night. #WIP at the RAFFMA is open for anyone to participate on a first come first serve basis. Bring your latest creation, work in progress or just an idea for an open group critique at #RAFFMA. Followed by this Saturday, March 4th opening for TRANS, a two-person exhibition of my artwork with Michelle Cade at SPACE Gallery – Claremont that was curated by Thomas McGovern. I am especially excited about this show because most of the images have never been displayed before and this is an ideal chance for my local friends and family to see my latest photographs. The reception will be from 6PM to 10PM on Saturday but the exhibition will run until March 28th. SPACE Gallery – Claremont is located 254 West Bonita Ave., Claremont CA 91711. If you are interested in a personal guided walkthrough of the show contact me and we can arrange an ideal meeting time. Thank you for all your support. Best regards, Andrew #andrewkthompson #spacegallery @space_gallery_claremont #michellecade #thomasmcgovern
Hello Friends, If last weekend wasn’t busy enough, I have even more exciting news to share with you. My very first solo show Cut, Punctured, Manipulated opens tomorrow, Thursday January 19 at the SRO Photo Gallery at the Texas Tech University School of Art. Please follow this link www.srophotogallery.org for location, hours, and parking information. Also this weekend, my work will be on display in the Klotz Gallery booth #21 at Classic Photographs Los Angeles. This will be the second time Klotz has shown my work at Classic Photographs LA and I hope to repeat the success we had last year. Classic Photographs LA is located at Bonhams auction house 7601 W. Sunset BLVD CA 90046 and will be open to the public Saturday, January 21st from 11AM – 7PM and Sunday, January 22nd from 11AM – 5PM. Please stop by and say hello if you are in the neighborhood. Thank you for all your support. Best regards, Andrew @klotzgallery #classicphotographsla #andrewkthompson #klotzgallery #sewnphotography #contemporaryart #losangeles
Hello Friends, I am honored and excited to invite you to visit Gallery 1/1 and I at the Photo LA fair this weekend in downtown Los Angeles at The REEF/LA Mart 1933 Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90007. This will be my first appearance as a represented artist in Photo LA and Gallery 1/1 has arranged for a meet and greet with me, starting at 2PM in their booth #206 this Saturday, January 14th. Please stop by for a visit and friendly conversation. I will also be attending the opening reception tonight and would love to see you there. Best regards, Andrew. #andrewkthompson #photoLA #gallery1/1 @gallery1of1
Artwork by @sappycheuk I have a busy day this Saturday running back and forth between artist talks and noisy rock. Please join me at one of these functions. Tomorrow at 3 PM - 5 PM LAST Projects is proud to present an afternoon of exploration of the fraught and multilayered Los Angeles landscape in the work shown in the group exhibition Los Angeles: Land of the Smokes. The panel discussion will be about the role of the landscape in the visual culture of Los Angeles. The panel will include art critic and writer Shana Nys Dambrot and moderator and curator Mario Vasquez and will include the following artists: Andrew K Thompson Franco Castilla Jaime Becker Jenny Yurshansky Julie Orr The panel discussion will be about the role of the landscape in the visual culture of Los Angeles. The topic will be connected with the current exhibition "Land of Smokes: Los Angeles and Landscapes" and the work of the following artists: Andrew K. Thompson n, Franco Castilla, Jaime Becker, Jenny Yurshansky Julie Orr, Laida Lertxundi, Sandow Birk , Alice Könitz, and Alika Cooper Tomorrow at 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM Please join us at SPACE Gallery - Claremont 254 W Bonita Ave, Claremont, CA 91711 at 7:30PM for a live performance by Ak. Ak aka The BHC provides an austere soundtrack to the struggle for redemption and forgiveness in contemporary times — a soundtrack that is not easy for the listener, nor the creator. Amidst the din of noise, heart-felt melodies emerge to deliver a birth of hope from a bed of nihilism. https://thebuddyhollycost.bandcamp.com/ @last_projects @space_gallery_claremont #artisttalk #landofsmokes #noiseperformance
Please join us at SPACE Gallery - Claremont 254 W Bonita Ave, Claremont, CA 91711 at 7:30PM for a live performance by Ak. Ak provides an austere soundtrack to the struggle for redemption and forgiveness in contemporary times — a soundtrack that is not easy for the listener, nor the creator. Amidst the din of noise, heart-felt melodies emerge to deliver a birth of hope from a bed of nihilism. https://thebuddyhollycost.bandcamp.com