SAN DIEGO///OPENINGS///MARK DEAN VECA’S CAREER RETROSPECTIVE AT UCSD MUSEUM

February 6, 2009  |  art, News, Openings, San Diego  |  Comments Off

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Opening up last week was MARK DEAN VECA’s phenomenal career retrospective “Mark Dean Veca: Painting, Wall Drawings and Collaborations” at the UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY/UCSD. Providing a comprehensive overview of the Shreveport, Louisiana native & current Altadena resident’s creative oeuvre, the multifaceted exhibition chronicles the diversity of the painter’s career from his early drawings and monochrome paintings to his creative collaborations with Nike, KAWS, Ford, and Burton Snowboards, before arriving at a selection of the artist’s stunning new work. The show also features two intensely detailed wall paintings indoors & out exhibiting his signature style of graphic assault. In the words of curator Steve Mitchell, “Veca works in the meticulous tradition of the fresco painter to produce an image that paradoxically evokes the immediacy of the graffiti artist.” HAVE A LOOK: Read More

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SAN DIEGO///SNEEK PEEK: MARK DEAN VECA’S RETROSPECTIVE AT UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY/UCSD

January 31, 2009  |  art, LA, News, Openings, San Diego, Sneek Peek  |  Comments Off

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Relax in what the inside of MDV's head looks like...

Following up on our previous sneek peek at one of MARK DEAN VECA’s new wall paintings for his retrospective show opening this Thursday, January 29th at the UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY/UCSD, we've got a first look at the show's new interior "lounge" freshly painted by MDV himself. Providing a comprehensive overview of the Shreveport, Louisiana native & current Altadena resident’s creative oeuvre, “Mark Dean Veca: Painting, Wall Drawings and Collaborations” chronicles the diversity of the painter’s career from his early drawings and monochrome paintings to his creative collaborations with Nike, KAWS, Ford, and Burton Snowboards, before arriving at a selection of the artist’s stunning new work. The show will feature two intensely detailed wall paintings indoors & out exhibiting his signature style of graphic assault. In the words of curator Steve Mitchell, “Veca works in the meticulous tradition of the fresco painter to produce an image that paradoxically evokes the immediacy of the graffiti artist.” Keep an eye on ST for an MDV opening recap soon. HAVE A LOOK: Read More

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SAN DIEGO///MARK DEAN VECA’S WALL & PEACE

January 27, 2009  |  art, News, San Diego, Sneek Peek  |  Comments Off

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MDV bugs eyes with his Popeye wall...

Here we have our first sneek peek at one of MARK DEAN VECA's new wall paintings for his retrospective show opening this Thursday, January 29th at the UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY/UCSD. Providing a comprehensive overview of the Shreveport, Louisiana native & current Altadena resident's creative oeuvre, "Mark Dean Veca: Painting, Wall Drawings and Collaborations" chronicles the diversity of the painter's career from his early drawings and monochrome paintings to his creative collaborations with Nike, KAWS, Ford, and Burton Snowboards, before arriving at a selection of the artist's stunning new work. The show will feature two intensely detailed wall paintings indoors & out exhibiting his signature style of graphic assault. In the words of curator Steve Mitchell, “Veca works in the meticulous tradition of the fresco painter to produce an image that paradoxically evokes the immediacy of the graffiti artist.” Keep an eye on ST for more MDV updates soon...

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