Jul 9, 2015
June has raced past and as we quickly entered July I have some exciting updates to share with you.
First, I would like to invite my Bay Area friends to visit the upcoming BOTANICAexhibit at the Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek. Ken Harman, director of Hashimoto Contemporary and Spoke Art in San Francisco and MacKenzie Stevens, the Curatorial Assistant at The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles juried BOTANICA and the exhibition features two of my pieces. The exhibition will be on view from July 12 to September 6 and the opening reception will be Sunday, July 12 from 3 to 5 pm(Unfortunately, I will not be able to attend.) Click this link for more information.
I would like to invite my Southern California friends to join me on Saturday July 25, from 3 to 6 pm, at the CB1-G Gallery for the opening reception of stepForward. stepForward, curated by artist/educator Annie Buckley, will be on display from July 25 until September 5 and will feature one of my prints and one sound sculpture. CB1-G Gallery is located at 1923 S. Santa Fe Ave. in Los Angeles.
I would encourage my East Coast friends to visit the Alan Klotz Gallery to see my newest pieces. During my recent trip to New York City, I delivered eight prints to Alan; some of which have never been shown before! While you’re there, take time to listen to Alan’s engaging stories about studying with Beaumont Newhall and Nathan Lyons at the Visual Studies Workshop in the early seventies. If you find photo history fascinating Alan will keep you captivated.
Finally, there are a lot of exciting developments with Punk Rock Pillow Fight coming up but until I can share that information, I need to remind you that P.R.P.F. is available for hire. Contact me to book P.R.P.F. for your next Birthday, Bar Mitzvah, Quinceañera, Wedding, Performance Art Festivals, Triennials, International Tours or Corporate Team-Building Activities. Reasonable rates apply.
May 29, 2015
Apr 21, 2015
Light Sensitive is the Master's Project Exhibition by Andrew K. Thompson. The exhibition will be on display at the Dutton Family Gallery in the Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art from Monday April 20th until Thursday Wednesday April 29. The opening reception will take place on Thursday April 23 from 5pm to 7pm.
Apr 14, 2015
On Gift Horse: Inside New York Art this week's guest is pillow fighter, photographer, professional wrestler, noise/gospel musician, writer, and man about town, Andrew K. Thompson. Many of Andrew's photographs will be included in the Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD) show at the Park Avenue Armory (April 16-19) at Alan Klotz's booth (#315). This episode will air on April 15 and 19 at 2pm in NYC, 8pm in Ukraine, and 11am in California.
Listen live here: http://www.i-artmedia.ml/ra…/gift-horse-inside-new-york-art/
It will be saved thereafter for your eternal listening pleasure here:
(Photo by J. Wengrofsky)
Apr 8, 2015
Mar 15, 2015
Mar 5, 2015
I have been pleasantly surprised by the response to my postcard project. There are still a handful more of the first batch so please email, IM or text me your mailing address and I will send one out to you right away. Once the first batch is done I will create another series to be mailed out.
Feb 18, 2015
Feb 15, 2015
Fabric print accentuated with thread
7.5 x 9.5 in (19.05 x 24.13 cm)
Feb 10, 2015
It’s the second month of 2015 and time has been flying by!
Since the last update I began teaching Beginning Digital Photography at California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) and it has been a challenge to grind down and dispense the working knowledge I have taken for granted for the past eighteen years. It is hard to believe that I’ve been working professionally with digital photography for that long. I’m happy to report that I’ve been handling the challenge excellently and the proof is that no one falls asleep during my lectures!
I also began teaching a class titled Art Theory and Practice at the California Institution for Men, Chino (CIM) and the experience has been overwhelming positive! We’ve looked at artists Joan Miró, Robert Rauschenberg, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, David Hammons, Chris Ofilli, and Titus Kaphar while reading and discussing art theory texts by Douglas Chrimp, David Jefferys, John Golding and Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky. Followed by making Exquisite Corpses, Automatic Drawing, Collage, Paper Cut-Outs and Line Drawings. My class of ten men with limited exposure to art and varying degrees of literacy has remained engaged and excited to learn. Our dialogs help connect the artist’s lives and art making techniques to the technology and zeitgeist of the times that the artwork was created. We follow our discussion by creating artwork inspired by the topic of the day and wrap up by sharing what they made. Twice so far, the men have stopped to express their gratitude for the class and the manner in which I teach it. Watching them form meaning out of complex abstract art concepts and put that meaning into practice has been a tremendous reward and confirmation for me. I cannot express enough the blessing it is to work with these men nor how much I appreciate my freedom because of this experience.
I am proud to announce that I will be a part of a group exhibition titled Sampled curated by Anita Bunn at the Offramp Gallery. Sampled is an exhibition of works by 10 artists working in a variety of media including sculpture, drawing, collage, photography and painting. Fashioned from a diversity of materials ranging from deconstructed cloth, bark, rope and thread to yarn, paper and found objects, all integrate sewing, embroidery and/or knitting into their work.
Other artists include: Melanie Ciccone, Raul de la Torre, Clifford Eberly, Susan Feldman Tucker, Nicholette Kominos, Meg Madison, Thinh Nguyen, Echiko Ohira, and Joan Weinzettle. Sampled will be from February 22nd - March 29th, 2015. There will be an opening reception for the artists on Sunday, February 22, 2-5pm. Offramp Gallery is located at 1702 Lincoln Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91103.
There is still time to see the VESSELS group show I am in at The Gallery at The Downtown Center in Pomona. The exhibit will be up until February 28th and is located at 300 W. 2nd Street Pomona, CA 91767. The exhibition, curated by Diego Irigoyen, includes six chemically-altered chromogenic prints from my Penetrating the Veil series. Don’t worry if the venue is closed when you stop by because I was placed in an excellent window area that is visible from the sidewalk.
Mark your calendars now. March 14th is the opening reception for 5x10: A Select Survey of Contemporary Art, curated by Jorge Mujica at the Art Exchange Long Beach. I will be included along with Patrick Ahern, Ching Ching Cheng, Robert Grad, and Nano Rubio.
As an extension to the 5x10: A Select Survey of Contemporary Art exhibition I am curating the 5x10: Sound Festival that will take place April 11th. The line-up and other information will be announced next month. The Art Exchange Long Beach is located at 356 East 3rd Street, Long Beach, CA 90802
I would like to continue to remind you that Punk Rock Pillow Fight is available for Birthdays, Weddings, Bar Mitzvahs and Performance Art Festivals. Contact me to book P.R.P.F. for your next event!
Thank you, Andrew