The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Friday, July 20, 2018


Cosmic Traffic Jam: Zevitas Marcus opens a group exhibition featuring the work of twenty artists
Alexandria Smith, portrait of a Love Supreme, 2018, acrylic oil and enamel on canvas, 21h x 32w in.


LOS ANGELES, CA.- Zevitas Marcus announced the opening of Cosmic Traffic Jam, a group exhibition featuring the work of twenty artists of color for whom painting is a potent language of examination, resistance and change. The exhibition was organized by Alex Jackson, Umar Rashid and Steven Zevitas.

If the divisive policies of the current administration have moved anything forward, it’s the active causes of damage that essentialism and individuation bring. Historic and deep-seated issues are addressed in the reductive, binary, and fearful vocabulary of profitable versus unprofitable, black versus white, us versus them. This language forces us into an eternal vicious cycle, where we continue to produce and reify the same ideas, structures, and answers repeatedly in the name of “progress.” Painting offers a detour through and/or around language, where the picture may thwart our normative conception of knowing and understanding. It is within the slippage of language that we may begin to imagine a freedom decoupled from the notion of Freedom produced under the genocidal regime of the transatlantic slave trade.

Counter to the hyper-speed professionalization and exploitation of young artists in exchange for iPhone-ready politics and microwave-oven-paintings, Cosmic Traffic Jam brings together a group of young painters from a variety of backgrounds and aesthetic viewpoints aimed at carving out spaces for sustainable contemplation. These artists are bound together by a shared belief in the capacity of figurative painting to scramble our codes of identification, even if temporarily, to form a space of immense entanglement, where recognition of flesh, body, space, and time become bound up in each other to create new ways of understanding. Butting-up different stances, beliefs, and aesthetic strategies, these artists put forth various propositions about what it means to be living, seen, recognized, and subjected to the construct of the authentic self. Cosmic Traffic Jam is an exhibition for deep reflection on how exclusion and incorporation are two mechanisms of the same imprisonment.

Cosmic Traffic Jam Features: Laylah Ali, John Bankston, Jarvis Boyland, Ashley Doggett, Mark Thomas Gibson, Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle, Alex Jackson, Tomashi Jackson, Clotilde Jiménez, Yashua Klos, David Leggett, Steve Locke, Lamar Peterson, Umar Rashid, Kenny Rivero, Jordan Seaberry, Gerald Sheffield, Devan Shimoyama, Alexandria Smith and Brittney Leeanne Williams.





Today's News

July 9, 2018

Exhibition at Scottish National Gallery brings together key works by Rembrandt

Omer Tiroche Gallery opens exhibition of seminal works from the Art Informel movement

Race to restore Myanmar's film classics for a second screening

Splendor and sophistication of Casanova's Europe on display in exhibition of more than 250 works from the 18th century

Energy-related renovation work completed at Alte Pinakothek; Rooms are open to the public once again

Exhibition at Lacoste/Keane Gallery features two different perspectives on vessels by ceramic artists

Hirshhorn opens exhibition devoted to next generation of performance artists

Galerie Karsten Greve exhibits Yuri Dojc's Last Folio - a photographic memory

Phoenix Art Museum presents nearly 50 works exclusively by women artists to be seen in a new light

The Mosaic Rooms opens a retrospective of the renowned Townhouse Gallery in Cairo

Auckland Art Gallery opens a major retrospective of the works of Gordon Walters

Allan Stone Projects presents concrete busts and a life-size steel figure by Diana Moore

Hampshire Cultural Trust brings one of America's greatest Abstract Expressionists to Winchester

Vhils presents two solo shows in Paris

VisionQuesT 4rosso contemporary photography opens exhibition of photographs by Valentina Vannicola

Jane Birkin recalls memories as she brings back Gainsbourg

Team Gallery opens an exhibition of new work by Ryan McGinley

Camden Arts Centre opens a new installation by the acclaimed Japanese artist

Latvian National Museum of Art opens a major exhibition of works by Imants Tillers

The Other Art Fair returns to Melbourne from 2-5 August

Installation by Manuel Burgener spans five rooms of Art Centre Pasquart

Vajiko Chachkhiani develops an installation for Bundeskunsthalle

Cosmic Traffic Jam: Zevitas Marcus opens a group exhibition featuring the work of twenty artists

A fascinating suffragette archive of a Welsh lady to be sold at Catherine Southon Auctioneers & Valuers

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- French nudists get cheeky with theme park and museum outings

2.- Galerie Miranda opens exhibition of works by Marina Berio

3.- European police seize 25,000 trafficked ancient finds

4.- Son's tribute to his late father £120,000 restoration of their Rover 95 offered at H&H Classics

5.- The National Gallery acquires Artemisia Gentileschi self-portrait

6.- Thieves steal ancient arrow poison from Rijksmuseum Boerhaave in the Netherlands

7.- Researchers discover the oldest giant dinosaur species that inhabited the Earth

8.- One of J.M.W.Turner's greatest watercolours left in private hands sells for £2 million

9.- Louvre sets up Beyonce and Jay-Z art tour

10.- A 'Japanese tip': the origami art left by diners



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez


Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org avemariasound.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful