Jann Pollard accepted into the 2019 Salon of Drawing & Painting in Paris, France

Open Mind Art Space is delighted to share that our current featured artist, Jann Pollard, has been accepted into next year's SALON DESSIN ET PEINTURE A L’EAU  (Salon Drawing and Painting with Water) in Paris, France. This annual salon is the largest exhibition of works under glass in the world, with over 500 artists in participation.  In 2018, approximately 11,000 visitors attended the salon on the opening day.

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7 Artists Reinventing the Ancient Art of Mosaics (Artsy)

Rather than the traditional glass or stone, Lowder’s mosaics are composed of reclaimed wood, often sourced from barns, and metal signage—materials that reflect his Midwestern milieu. In some, bits of hand-lettered typography appear in a reorganized jumble. It’s like looking at an old country store through a kaleidoscope. And yet, references to religious icons and celestial phenomena suggest a sort of spiritual geometry, taking Lowder’s compositions beyond remixed Americana. They’re more reminiscent of the diagrams in illuminated medieval manuscripts.

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Artist breaks Advertising's spell with "Sacred Geometry" (Elephant Journal)

"The best art is channeled through people who can tap into what Carl Jung called 'collective unconscious.' This is also true of the best advertising and marketing efforts—something artist Benjamin Lowder is well aware of after years of working in the industry... The work in “Phoneme” is all about transmuting the old, outdated, and unsustainable messages from advertising into something that promotes abundance."  - Dustin Clendenen for Elephant Journal

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FULL VIDEO (YouTube): Artist Talk with Benjamin Lowder, 10/07/2017

 

Artist Talk with artist Benjamin Lowder, moderated by art critic Shana Nys Dambrot at Open Mind Art Space in Los Angeles California on October 7, 2017. Benjamin Lowder talks about the ideas and process behind his work in his solo exhibition, Phoneme", co-curated by Patti Astor, on display at Open Mind Art Space from October 7, 2017 through November 3, 2017.

Video by: Bryan Birdman Mier (Birdman Photos)

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