San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Arches and Rembrandt, leading fine art material manufacturers, present Against the Grain, a one-night art auction to raise grant funds for one Los Angeles-based student artist. With more than fifty participating artists, Against the Grain will feature works on paper that showcase diversified studio practices through a shared medium. Unlike any other charity arts auction, Against the Grain pioneers an artist community-based project in direct support of the next generation of emerging artists.
From the frenzied tableaus of Eddie Martinez to the illusory oils of Annie Lapin, the works donated to Against the Grain will have a humble starting bid of $100. Each participating artist will be provided with newly developed archival paper by Arches paper mill (France) that does not require gesso before painting with oil colors, a key advancement for the painting practice. Additionally, the artists will be given a selection of the finest quality Rembrandt oil colors from Dutch color maker, Royal Talens. Additional sponsorship of gift certificates and cash awards will be provided by local participating fine art stores, announced the night of the event.
Local curatorial entity, 5790projects, and curator Amir H. Fallah will select one student artist from a surrounding university to award funds raised from the silent auction– a grant that can be used for studio practice, tuition, or supplies. A pool of student artists will be nominated by each participating university's Studio Art faculty, each of which will receive a studio visit from 5790projects and Fallah in order to determine the prizewinner. The grant recipient will be announced at the close of the event on August 25th, 2012 at the sponsoring venue, Mark Moore Gallery (Culver City, CA).
The opening reception will also feature live DJ sets, curbside eats from a local food truck, and complimentary beer tasting from Brouwerij West. All proceeds from ticket sales will also benefit grant winner. Additional event information and updates can be found on the Facebook event page.
Christian Rex van Minnen
Kevin Earl Taylor
More information can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/events/417421991613837/
For preview images of auction works and to buy works bfore the auction visit: http://beautifuldecay.com/shop/38-against-the-grain-charity-auction
A big thank you to Blick Art Materials who are our official Art Material Retail Sponsor. Visit them at: http://www.dickblick.com/brands/rembrandt/
When & Where
Mark Moore Gallery
Mark Moore Gallery is one of the most popular and acclaimed spaces in Culver City. Presenting an ambitious roster of local and international painters, sculptors, and installation and multimedia artists, the gallery consistently builds bridges between the avant-garde and the accessible. Focusing on emerging and mid-career artists, the gallery's witty, engaging, and sophisticated exhibitions are destinations unto themselves at the sprawling Mid-City gallery.