The results are in for the 2nd Annual AIGA New Mexico Showdown competition and we couldn’t be more thrilled! Design duo David Skolkin and David Chickey (Skolkin+Chickey) receive Best in Show for Radius Books title Ed Moses and Judge’s Choice for the 2009 Radius Books catalog! For more work from these acclaimed designers and Radius Books founding members, check out their design firm site: Skolkin+Chickey.
Showdown is a juried design competition open to companies and individuals in New Mexico. The judges for this years competition were DJ Stout of Pentagram, an Austin based design firm, Lynda Weinman of tutorial site lynda.com, and Louis Ocepek, Professor Emeritus of Art.
Ed Moses will exhibit some of his early drawings at the historic Ferus Gallery, a show to be kicked off with a pig roast in the alley on Friday, May 21st.
Ed Moses began his career with the Ferus Gallery not long after it’s opening in 1957 by Walter Hopps and Ed Kienholz. The careers of both the artist and the gallery have grown together to dominate the Southern California art scene they helped create.
The drawings exhibited show the same controlled chaos of his paintings. But there is a suggestion of figuration, and a loose, pared down quality that separates them from the dense patterns and lush colors of his mature work. They show the promise of an artist who would become famous for his ever-changing styles and experimentation in the genre of abstraction.
Back when the New York art scene was still considered the only show in town, the California Abstract Movement was striking out on its own, creating work with an emphasis on bright color, mark-making and dimension. Since then, the artists involved have steadily grown in prominence—as has Los Angeles, now one of the world’s leading art and cultural meccas.
This month, LA Contemporary will highlight a few of these seminal artists in a group show entitled Abstract on Abstract. The exhibition will feature work from the late 80’s to the present by Californian abstract artists Ed Moses, Charles Arnoldi, James Hayward and David Lloyd. The show opens April 10th and will run until May 15th, 2010.
Radius Books has monographs on both Ed Moses and Charles Arnoldi are available for in our secure, online store.
Please join RADIUS BOOKS for a benefit cocktail reception
When Friday, September, 25, 2009 5–8 pm
Where Joan Warren-Grady Art Advisory, 7938 Ivanhoe Ave., La Jolla, CA
Hosted by Joan Warren-Grady Art Advisory, The Focus Group & Heather Bowden
(in conjunction with Gagosian Gallery opening reception of the La Jolla office)
Meet the Artists: This event coincides with the release of two new books about California artists: Venice-based painter Ed Moses, a major influence on the southern California art scene for over 50 years, and Bay Area-based photographer Michael Light. Both artists will be in attendance to sign copies of their new books, and to participate in a conversation about their work and the process of working with Radius Books.
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Radius Books donates 300 copies of all published titles to libraries and schools in need, around the country. Your support of this event can help broaden our efforts in your region. 501-c-3 status pending.