Nov 9, 2015
"Stare. It is the way to educate your eye, and more. Stare, pry, listen, eavesdrop. Die knowing something. You are not here long."
- Walker Evans
Oct 22, 2015
I realize it’s awfully late in the month for an October update but life gets in the way of well-intended plans. Before it’s too late, I would like to share with you an exhibition that I will be a part of in San Diego this Saturday. The show is titled “Size Matters” and will take place at the Low Gallery located at 1878 Main St. San Diego, CA, 92113. The exhibit, which includes photographic prints that measure10 inches wide or smaller, is a signature event during the 2015 Medium Festival of Photography. You are invited to join us at the opening reception this Saturday from 7-10 pm. I look forward to seeing you and catching up.
Sep 10, 2015
I’m excited to tell you that I will be a part of three group shows and three different states!
Starting in Chicago, Illinois. I will be in the exhibition titled ABSTRACT curated by Debra Klomp Ching from the Klompching Gallery in Brooklyn, NY. The opening reception is this Friday, September 11th from 6 to 9pm at Filter Space located at 1821 W. Hubbard St, suite 207. The exhibition is part of the Filter Photo Festival and will be on view until October 22nd. Please stop by if you’re in Chicago.
Opening the same night from 7 to 9pm in San Antonio, Texas is The Altered Landscape at Clamp Light Artist Studios & Gallery. This exhibition was curated by Tom Turner and is a FOTOSEPTIEMBRE event. FOTOSEPTIEMBRE is an International Photography Festival held in the San Antonio area and the Texas Hill Country. The exhibit will be on display from September 11th until the 30th and the gallery is located at 1704 Blanco Road, Suite 104, San Antonio, TX 78212.
Finally, on September 24th from 5 to 8pm at the New Wight Gallery I will be included the Fragment exhibition which was curated by UCLA Department of Art graduate students Kevin Buzzell, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, and Martyna Szczesna. The gallery hours are Monday through Friday 9am to 4:30pm and it is located at 1100 Broad Art Center, Los Angeles, CA 90095 (click here for driving directions). The show will be on display until October 8th.
Thank you for your support. I look forward to seeing you soon.
Aug 26, 2015
I would like to invite you to join me at this year’s GLAMFA opening reception this Sunday, August 30 from 4 to 8pm at California State University, Long Beach School of Art 1250 Bellflower Boulevard, Long Beach, California 90840. GLAMFA, (Greater Los Angeles MFA) is a survey exhibition curated by graduate students at CSULB, California State University Long Beach and I have several pieces on display. The exhibition will be on view from August 24th-September 3th, 12-5, M,Tu & Th with additional hours on Wednesday, from 12-7. For more information please visit these links. Click here, here and especially here.
Aug 17, 2015
I hope you’ve all been keeping cool because August has been slow and the heat’s been miserable.
I’m very excited because I’ve been preparing for a big September. Artwork has been packed; Fed Ex numbers have been recorded, and I’m looking forward to some great opportunities. More news will come next month but until then…
I would like to remind my Bay Area friends that the BOTANICA exhibit is still up at the Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek. The exhibition will be on view until September 6 and you can click this link for more information about the venue location, hours, and etcetera.
I would like to remind friends in Southern California that stepForward is also still on view at the CB1-G Gallery. We’ve had some distinguished visitors and very positive reviews so far. The gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday 12:30 to 5 PM. I’m at the gallery every Wednesday for the rest of this month so stop by and I’ll give you a personal tour. stepForward will be on display until Saturday, September 5 when there will be a closing reception party. CB1-G Gallery is located at 1923 S. Santa Fe Ave. in Los Angeles.
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)