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Above: Spin, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 66 x 66", at JAUS


New Works by
Kiel Johnson and Mark Dean Veca 

September 16 - November 6, 2016

Opening Reception: Friday September 16, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Live performance by Ohr at 8:00 pm

JAUS is very pleased to present
a two-person exhibition featuring new works by
Los Angeles artists Mark Dean Veca and Kiel Johnson 
including installation, sculpture, drawing, and painting.

11851 La Grange Ave. 
Los Angeles, CA, 90025 

by appointment only 

tel: 424.248.0781 

Above:  When the Shit Hits the Fan, 2011, silk screen on paper22 x 28", at  Puffin Cultural Forum

Envisioning Election and Politics in 2016

Use of art in politics harkens back to the middle of the 20th century and beyond. Although the iconographic impact of art in politics seems diminished in this digital world of internet, social media, and cable news, artists have not stopped creating and expressing their thoughts on elections and politics. The Puffin Cultural Forum presents a collection of works created by artists expressing diversity of views, perspectives, and emotions related to the upcoming 48th quadrennial U.S. presidential election. Exhibition Opening will feature performances of poetry and music and Q&A with participating artists. 

Sep. 17 04:00 pm

Puffin Cultural Forum
20 Puffin Way
Teaneck, New Jersey
201 836 3499

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Above:  Starfield, 2012, India ink and acrylic on canvas, 59 x 83", collection PAFA


Exploring themes of humor, protest, and portraiture in the crosshairs of American art and politics


  • Anna O. Marley, Curator of Historical American Art
  • Jodi Throckmorton, Curator of Contemporary Art

Date: June 30, 2016 - September 18, 2016

From the signing of the Declaration of Independence in the summer of 1776 to the arrival of the Democratic National Convention in July 2016, the City of Brotherly Love has been at the epicenter of American politics.Happiness, Liberty, Life? American Art and Politics explores themes of humor, protest, and portraiture in American art and politics from the 18th century to today.

The issues raised during this contentious election year connect to a long heritage of political discord and imagery. This exhibition draws attention to the icons and issues of importance to artists throughout the great American experiment, opening a dialogue about identity, freedom and the power of symbols.

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
118-128 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 972-7600

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Above: Sorry Charlie, 2011, India ink and acrylic on canvas, 84 x 74", at Azusa Pacific University

Duke Art Gallery


Mark Dean Veca
The Mundane and the Sublime 

September 6 to October 7, 2016

Opening Reception: Tuesday, September 6, 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Duke Art Gallery at Azusa Pacific University is very pleased to present an exhibition of paintings and drawings from the past seven years by Los Angeles artist Mark Dean Veca

In the exhibition catalog art critic David Pagel writes:

"Veca’s radically inclusive paintings, drawings, murals, and installations bring what Warhol stepped away from back into the picture. Viewers are the big winners. His labyrinthine images treat us to a contemporary rendition of primal stew. Burbling up from its depths is life in all its confusing, chaotic complexity: Comic and tragic, hilarious and heart breaking, Veca’s art makes room for the mundane and the sublime. Juicy and soupy, it is well worth getting lost in."

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Duke Gallery
Azusa Pacific University
701 E. Foothill Blvd.
Azusa, CA 91702

Monday-Thursday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am- 5:00 pm

(626) 387-572

Above: Virgil's Vestibule, 2016 for Vitality and Verve: In the Third Dimension at the Long Beach Museum of Art   

Sunday, September 18th Programming:

2:00-4:00 pm
Book signing- Mark Dean Veca: 20 Years

Live performance by
Earth Like Planets with special guests Ohr


Long Beach Museum of Art

Vitality & Verve: In the Third Dimension

July 16, 2016 â€“ October 16, 2016

V&V3D features immersive, multi-media installations by a select group of nationally and internationally renowned artists.

Participating Artists:

Craig ‘Skibs’ Barker • Susan Beiner • Rebekah Bogard Bumblebeelovesyou • Isaac Cordal • Patsy Cox • Ariel DeAndrea • Aaron De La Cruz â€¢ Sergio Garcia • Glazed Paradise (Mark Jenkins & Sandra Fernandez) â€¢ Andrew Hem â€¢ Kiel Johnson â€¢ Sarah Joncas â€¢ Jean Labourdette (aka Turf One) â€¢ Drew Leshko â€¢ Aaron Li-Hill â€¢ Troy Lovegates (aka Other) â€¢ Telmo Miel â€¢ Jaime Molina • Brendan Monroe â€¢ Luke O’Sullivan â€¢ Felipe Pantone â€¢ Erika Sanada • Slinkachu â€¢ Mark Dean Veca â€¢ Cinta Vidal â€¢ Hilary White • Ernest Zacharevic • Martha Cooper • Yoskay Yamamoto • Alex Yanes

Long Beach Museum of Art
2300 East Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90803 
(562) 439-2119


Mark Dean Veca in Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi Fructose at the Virginia MOCA
Video: An interview with artist Mark Dean Veca during the installation of Madder Hatter, 2016, featured in Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose. 

Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose
May 22 - December 31, 2016. 

Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art
2200 Parks Avenue 
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Above: Saint Alfonso's Pancake Breakfast, 2016, acrylic on wall for Pow! Wow! Antelope Valley

Above: S.J.C., 2016, acrylic on canvas, 30 x 30", for The New Vanguard at Lancaster MOAH


August 13 – October 30, 2016

The Lancaster Museum of Art and History, in collaboration with Los Angeles’ Thinkspace Gallery, is pleased to present The New Vanguard, featuring works by over 55 artists from the New Contemporary Movement. The exhibition will present one of the largest cross-sections of artists working within the movement’s diverse vernaculars, ever shown within a museological context in California to date. An ambitious compilation, The New Vanguard will bring together some of the most relevant and dynamic artists currently practicing from all over the world. The exhibition, opening August 13, will take place in tandem with this year's installment of POW! WOW! Antelope Valley. 

The POW! WOW! Antelope Valley project will include public works by Amandalynn,
Andrew Schoultz, Bumblebeelovesyou, David Flores, Hueman, Julius Eastman, Kris Holladay, Mando Marie, Mark Dean Veca, Meggs and Michael Jones. All the works will be centered around the area of the museum.

Historically, the New Contemporary movement has largely been relegated to spaces outside of art institutions and other arbiters of the “high,”; whether it be urban spaces or subcultural haunts. The movement, having had to create contexts for the reception of its work and support of its community, has never had the fixity of a singular genre – or its limitations for that matter – but rather has prospered under a fluidity, expanding into all manner of techniques, expressions, media, and spaces. This exhibition is significant in that it marks a period of transition in the vetted visibility of this movement and its artists, as it has become increasingly celebrated and acknowledged, not only within the context of popular culture but the institutional framework of museum spaces. No single art movement in recent memory has grown as exponentially in acceptance, visibility, and popularity in as relatively short a period, a phenomenon that attests to the power and sway of its cultural presence.

The Lancaster Museum of Art and History is dedicated to strengthening awareness, enhancing accessibility and igniting the appreciation of art, history and culture in the Antelope Valley through dynamic exhibitions, innovative educational programs, creative community engagement and a vibrant collection that celebrates the richness of the region. 

Lancaster Museum of Art and History
665 W. Lancaster BLVD, Lancaster, CA 93534

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