May 9, 2017

Automatic Midnight opening this Saturday May, 13 at C.A.C.t.T.U.S Long Beach

Automatic Midnight opening this Saturday May, 13 at C.A.C.t.T.U.S Long Beach

Hello Friends,

I hope you can join me this Saturday, May 13th for my latest solo exhibition. 

Andrew K. Thompson’s first solo exhibition at C.A.C.t.T.U.S. Long Beach (326 Elm Ave. Long Beach, CA 90802) draws inspiration from Surrealist automatism, Aleatoric music and photographic elements to create an open-ended interaction between light, sound and audience. The result will be an Exquisite Corpse of sound that will be in a constant state of presence. 

In the storefront windows of C.A.C.t.T.U.S. are two sound sculptures that translate ambient light into sound. Each sculpture is 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. A third sound sculpture placed in the exhibition area may be triggered by audience interaction. 

Included in this exhibition is a selection of Thompson’s mesmerizing 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 like a sponge or a wire brush.  

In Automatic Midnight, Thompson presents possibilities without answers or expectations. The audience will be invited to be a part of the creation of chance sound compositions that will lead into unexpected territory while viewing color photographs also made by chance.

Mar 28, 2017

In Progress with Andrew K. Thompson

Follow Andrew K. Thompson as he creates his photographic artwork. (AndrewKThompson.net / Klotzgallery.com / Gallery1of1.com)

Video by Dominic Trujillo (https://vimeo.com/dominictrujillo)

Join me at The Photography Show presented by AIPAD in NYC

Join me at The Photography Show presented by AIPAD in NYC

Hello Friends,

I am proud to tell you that my work will be on display at the Klotz Gallery (booth #435) this year at The Photography Show presented by AIPAD (the Association of International Photography Art Dealers) this weekend. The exhibition is located at Pier 94 in New York City and will be on display from March 30th until April 2nd. This is my third year being included in the world’s most prestigious annual photography events that includes more than 115 galleries from around the world.

The Klotz Gallery booth is always meticulous curated and this year will include a sweet Frederick H. Evans photograph made in 1898, an immaculate 1926 Edward Weston, and many other great vintage and contemporary photographs by Andrew Borowiec, Amy Finkelstein and Alida Fish.

While at the show, please visit Gallery 1/1 (booth 110) that will have a great display of one-of-a-kind non-representational photographs by Jenna Kuiper, Ross Sonnenberg, and Brianna Tadeo. My work will not be on the walls of Gallery 1/1 this year but they will have some of my books and a handful of small abstract prints by me, so ask to see them.

As a way to celebrate my third year at AIPAD I am publishing a short video that demonstrates my process. Many a thank you is sent to Dominic Trujillo who filmed and edited the video. Click here to see the video.

Finally, I will be in New York City from Thursday morning until Sunday afternoon. I would love to see as many of you as I can while I’m there.

Thank you for all your support. 

Best regards,

Andrew

Feb 27, 2017

Join me this Saturday at SPACE Gallery - Claremont

Join me this Saturday at SPACE Gallery - Claremont

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

Jan 18, 2017

Invitation to Classic Photographs Los Angeles

Invitation to Classic Photographs Los Angeles

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

 

 

Jan 12, 2017

Invitation to Photo LA

Invitation to Photo LA

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

Dec 7, 2016

Join me for Two Exhibition Openings this Weekend

Join me for Two Exhibition Openings this Weekend

Hello Friends,

I would like to invite you to join me this weekend for the opening of two group shows that I am included in.

First, on Friday December 9th from 7 to 11 PM is Land of the Smokes: Landscapes and Los Angeles at Last Projects located at 6546 Hollywood BLVD, Los Angeles 90028. This exhibition was curated by Mario Vasquez and includes this list of great artists: Sandow Birk, Jaime Becker, Andrea Brown, Franco Castilla, Alika Cooper, Alice Konitz, Laida Lertxundi, Julie Orr, Katie Shapiro, and Jenny Yurshansky.

I will also have a music performance at Last Projects the following Saturday December 17th between 7 and 10PM.

Second, on Saturday December 10th from 7 to 10 PM is Change is Gonna Come at Avenue 50 Studio located at 131 N. Avenue 50, Los Angeles 90042. This exhibition takes inspiration from Sam Cook’s song, “A Change is Gonna Come” and speaks to visions of 2017 (or beyond). The exhibition will also include Beth Peterson, Sandy Huse, Brandon Harrison, Christopher Rivas, Jane McCabe, Kuriseteiun Takagi, Patrick Quinn, Rebeca Guerrero, Sofia Zueva, Thomas Evans III, Tia Blassingame, Toti O'Brien, Wendell Wiggins, Yvonne Ruiz, Linda Sue Price, Maya Mackrandilal and Diane Williams.

I would love to see you at either or both of these openings. 

As always I appreciate all your support.

Best regards,

Andrew

Sep 8, 2016

Hot Topic: A Photographic Response to Climate Change opening this Saturday

Hello Friends,

I have a couple exciting items to share with you this week.

First, I will be a part of a great three-person show titled Hot Topic: A Photographic Response to Climate Change. The exhibition, curated by Dan Shepherd, includes DM Witman and Daniel Kukla, along with myself and will open this Saturday, September 10th at GALLERY 1/1 in Seattle, WA. The gallery address is 2856 NW Market Street #2G, Seattle WA 98107 and the opening will take place between 6-9pm. If you would like more information about the exhibit and Gallery 1/1 click here.

The other good news, I was accepted into the prestigious Review Santa Fe Photo Festival at CENTER. CENTER is a non-profit organization in Santa Fe, New Mexico that was founded in 1994 to support, honor and provide opportunities to gifted and committed photographers (like myself). The Review Santa Fe Photo Festival invites only 100 photographers to meet with leading industry professional for portfolio viewings. This event will not happen until November of this year but CENTER has already begun promoting their chosen photographers and my page can be found by following this link.

Thank you for all your support. 

Best regards,

Andrew