ART | GLENN ARTHUR & FRUITION

Artists Republic Gallery Anaheim Trekell Art Supplies Presents:

GLENN ARTHUR
DIVINELY DEPARTED, solo exhibition
&
FRUITION
a group exhibition featuring 14”x14” works from Johnny “KMNDZ” Rodriguez, Jason Limon, Richard J Oliver, Dave Correia, The Beast Brothers, Chad Pierce, Jennifer Healy, Steven Daily, Cuddly Rigor Mortis, Sugar Fueled, Dan May, Chet Zar, Robert Bowen, Gustavo Rimada, Scott Mills, Oda & King, Alex Louisa, Kane Kokaris, Camilla D’Errico, NC Winters, Laura Berger, Johnny Bergeron, Lori Nelson, Greg “Craola” Simkins, Anthony Hurd, Jacub Gagnon, RelmArt, Bob Dob, Dead Kittie, Sylvia Ji

Opening Reception: Saturday, October 28, 6-9pm
Featuring music from WhosTaylor & Costume Contest

ANAHEIM, CA (October 17, 2017) Artists Republic Gallery is pleased to partner with Trekell Art Supplies for two new shows guest curated by Courtney Bridges, President of Trekell. The shows will open simultaneously on Saturday, October 28. DIVINELY DEPARTED – a solo exhibition of all new works by artist Glenn Arthur, and FRUITION – a group exhibition of 14”x14” works created by artists of the Trekell Pro-Team and extended family.

A longtime friend of Trekell, Glenn Arthur returns to Orange County for the first time in many years. Divinely Departed features all new works on wood panels, drawing appropriate Hallo’s Eve inspiration from the well-known antebellum-era architecture, spooks and spirits of Disney’s Haunted Mansion. The opening reception for Divinely Departed will encourage attendees to come in costume, winner for the best costume as picked by Glenn will receive $150 and four tickets to the Anaheim House of Blues Gospel Brunch.

Carefully selected from their family of artists and friends, FRUITION is the first-ever group show curated by Trekell for the West Coast and is a showcase of some of todays leading painters. Participating in the show is Jason Limon, Richard J Oliver, Dave Correia, The Beast Brothers, Chad Pierce, Jennifer Healy, Steven Daily, Cuddly Rigor Mortis, Sugar Fueled, Dan May, Chet Zar, Robert Bowen, Gustavo Rimada, Scott Mills, Oda & King, Alex Louisa, Kane Kokaris, Camilla D’Errico, NC Winters, Laura Berger, Johnny Bergeron, Lori Nelson, Greg “Craola” Simkins, Anthony Hurd, Jacub Gagnon, RelmArt, Bob Dob, Dead Kittie, and Sylvia Ji. The artists painted their works on 14-by-14-inch panels made by Trekell specifically for the show. Show curator Courtney Bridges says, “We are very excited to curate a show locally, with some of our favorite artists who have been a part of Trekell for a long time. We hope everyone’s enjoys their artwork as much as we do.” To commemorate the show, the first 20 people at the opening will receive a special Trekell gift bag.

 

FRUITION opens simultaneously with Glen Arthur’s solo exhibition DIVINELY DEPARTED on Saturday, October 28th from 6 to 9pm. Artists will be in attendance. Music from WhosTaylor. Shows run October 28 – December 10, 2017 at Artists Republic Gallery, 400 Disney Way, Ste. #137 Anaheim, CA. Works are for sale. Gallery hours : Thursday-Sunday 2pm-9pm and by appointment.
www.artists-republic.com.

 

About Glen Arthur:

Glenn Arthur is a self-taught visual artist from Orange County, California. Born in February of 1979, he grew up in a conservative, religious household with little to no influence in art. After shedding his roots he quickly realized that creating art would be his calling. Although he constantly doodled and sketched throughout his youth, Glenn did not come into painting until his late twenties when a friend forced a paintbrush into his hand and said, “You need to do this!” Since then Glenn has been diligently working on creating his own brand of beautifully painted images. Using several different types of media, he adds in elements and influential symbols of his past and present to each piece. Beyond the aesthetics of his artwork, Glenn brings an overwhelming sense of passion to his paintings. Touching on themes of love, death, conflict and duality, Glenn’s art tells stories of strength and hope through emotion and sentiment with his sensual beauties and signature hummingbirds.
Glenn’s artwork has been shown in galleries and museums throughout the United States in solo as well as group shows. His work has also been published in several art books and magazines. Glenn is sponsored by Trekell Art Supplies.

 

About Trekell Art Supplies:

Brian Trekell was backpacking through Japan when he was first inspired by the art of brushmaking. That spark led to an interest that blossomed into a passion. Soon after, he traveled to Bechhofen, Germany to fine-tune his skills. After mastering the discipline, he returned to America and began his business, one with a commitment to excellence that deserved to be given his name. Things started small: Brian used his Brea, California apartment as the first base of operations. He worked hard, never forgetting his original inspiration and to always put quality first. The company grew steadily and he moved to California’s spacious High Desert to accommodate it. That was 1984. Three decades later, Trekell is an established name in art, known for exacting standards, earned experience, and the virtuosic skill behind the design of every product. Trekell has grown from one man’s calling into a leading manufacturer of the highest quality supplies. Created with care and compassionately priced, Trekell’s wide selection of tools are made by artists for artists. So, when you explore Trekell’s catalog, know that you’ll be dealing with people who are as passionate about their craft as you are about yours.

 

About Artists Republic

Since opening its doors in 2010, Artists Republic has been one of Orange County’s premier venues for new contemporary art. Previously located in Laguna Beach, CA, the gallery is dedicated to the support of emerging and mid-career artists whose work has impacted and influenced lives through youth culture. Artists Republic Gallery is located at 400 Disney Way in Anaheim, CA and specializes in original works, prints, books and more. www.artists-republic.com.

The New Contemporary movement, widely acknowledged to have begun in the early 90’s on the West Coast, evolved in reaction to a conceptual turn in fine art. Founded in part on a rejection of the arbitrary division of visual culture that tends to elevate “high art” above the social and popular realms, the movement invoked the countercultural and drew content from an immersion in social experience. The standard of excessive academicism and abstraction, against which it grew, was commonly held in higher regard than more figurative, graphic or representational forms of art. This marginalization inspired the New Contemporary movement to set its own terms and create its own context for the reception of its work. With a renewed emphasis on technical skill, narrative and representation, it has encouraged a social return in art. Moving away from the standard art education model that demands graduate school, an excess of critical rhetoric and an art world careerism, these artists, many of whom are self-taught, have sought their own inspiration and voice instead, drawing on everything from popular culture and social media platforms, to street art, murals and graffiti. By creating a distinct community in support of the diversity of its visions and styles, the movement has mortared and upheld its own invisible school.