Aug 26, 2015

Join me for the opening reception of GLAMFA 2015

Join me for the opening reception of GLAMFA 2015

Hello Friends,

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.

The following Saturday, September 5 from 3 to 6pm is the closing reception for stepForward at the CB1-G Gallery. CB1-G Gallery is located at 1923 S. Santa Fe Ave. in Los Angeles.

Talk soon,

Andrew

 

 

 

Aug 17, 2015

August Update

Hello Friends,

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.

Talk soon,

Andrew

Untitled (Green Landscape), 2015

Untitled (Green Landscape), 2015

Jul 9, 2015

July Update

July Update

Hello Friends,
 
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

AKT on Art Traveler!

Apr 21, 2015

My exhibition 'Light Sensitive' is open for viewing

My exhibition 'Light Sensitive' is open for viewing

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

AKT On Gift Horse: Inside New York Art

AKT On Gift Horse: Inside New York Art

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:
https://soundcloud.com/gift-horse-2
(Photo by J. Wengrofsky)

Apr 8, 2015

April Updates

Hello Friends,

It’s already April and I am over the moon excited about all the great things happening for me this month.

The biggest news is that I will have a number of images on display in the Alan Klotz Gallery booth at the AIPAD Photography Show in New York City. The Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD) will host their 35th annual show from April 16th to April 19th at the Park Avenue Armory.  Unfortunately, I will not be able to attend the exhibition so please visit Alan in Booth #315 to say hello. If you visit please take a picture of the display and post it online using the hash tag #AKT@AIPAD

In other big news, I will exhibit my Master's Project Exhibition titled Light Sensitive at the Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art (RAFFMA) in the Dutton Family Gallery from April 20th until April 30th. Please join me for the opening reception scheduled Thursday, April 23rd from 5 to 7 P.M. RAFFMA hours for the week of April 27th to the 30th will be Monday and Wednesday 9 A.M. to 1:30 P.M. Tuesday and Thursday 12:30 to 5 P.M. The RAFFMA is located at California State University, San Bernardino, 5500 University Pkwy, San Bernardino, CA 92407. The museum can be contacted at (909) 537-7373. Admission is free and there are special parking rates available. See more information at http://raffma.csusb.edu/visit/.

Next Saturday, April 11th, I will be performing at the 5x10: UN-Sound Festival hosted by the ArtExchange Long Beach located at 356 E 3rd St, Long Beach, CA 90802. The show is free and the line up is listed below.

AK 6:30pm (http://samizdatrecords.com/album/szr009-petrified

Carlos Vela Pardo 7:30pm (http://www.carlosvelaprado.com/) Remote performance from NYC

Archie Carey 8:30pm (https://archiecarey.bandcamp.com/album/echo-chamber)

Patchouli Prince 9:30pm (https://sunkincollective.bandcamp.com/album/patchouli-prince-leafloops-volume-1-live)

Girl 27 (Jay Gambit of Crowhurst) 10:30pm (https://girl27.bandcamp.com/)

On April 15th and 19th at 2 P.M. Eastern Time a podcast interview of myself, conducted by Gift Horse: inside NY ART, will be streamed on I-RADIO and available for download thereafter here.

I have also recently written an article about Kristin Bedford’s photographic series titled Be Still which can be read on Dotphotozine by clicking this link http://dotphotozine.com/Dot/be-still-kristin-bedford/.

I would like to continue to remind you that Punk Rock Pillow Fight is available to be hired for Birthdays, Weddings, Bar Mitzvahs, Performance Art Festivals, Triennials and International Tours. Contact me to book P.R.P.F. for your next event! Reasonable rates apply.

 

Mar 15, 2015

5x10: Contemporary opened last night

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Mar 5, 2015

Postcards

Postcards

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.