Julika Lackner

Weapons of Mass Seduction at the DeYoung Museum, San Francisco

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 Georgia O'Keefe, "East River from the 30th Story of the Shelton Hotel", 1928, Oil on Canvas

Georgia O'Keefe, "East River from the 30th Story of the Shelton Hotel", 1928, Oil on Canvas

 Charles Demuth, "Buildings", 1930-31, Tempera and plumbago on composition boards

Charles Demuth, "Buildings", 1930-31, Tempera and plumbago on composition boards

 Charles Demuth, Fromt he Garden of the Chåteau, 1921-25, Oil on Canvas

Charles Demuth, Fromt he Garden of the Chåteau, 1921-25, Oil on Canvas

From the DeYoung Museum: "

Today a single tweet can reach millions of people instantaneously, but prior to the internet age, the mechanics of shaping public opinion by spreading information and ideas was more regulated, hierarchical, and specialized. For instance, during the First World War, complex military operations were needed to drop propaganda leaflet bombs from airplanes, saturating the landscape with paper messages targeting enemy soldiers and civilians. Ephemeral printed materials, in addition to radio broadcasts and motion pictures, were the primary vehicles of propaganda during the first half of the twentieth century. Among the most powerful tools of psychological warfare, propaganda posters weaponized the art of graphic design.

As international hostilities erupted during the 1910s and again in the 1930s, the American government and its foreign counterparts sought effective channels of communication with the public. Centralized bureaus—like the Committee on Public Information in the United States, the Ministry of Information in Great Britain, and the Reich Ministry of Popular Enlightenment and Propaganda in Germany—looked to the worlds of art and advertising, recruiting painters, professional illustrators, and filmmakers to tell their stories.

This exhibition features a selection of World War I and II–era posters from the collection of the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, shown alongside films, ephemera, and textiles from the 1910s to the 1940s. The design and content of these works demonstrate consistent strategies for selling ideas and manipulating public opinion that persist to the present day.

https://deyoung.famsf.org/exhibitions/weapons-of-mass-seduction

René Magritte at SFMOMA- The Fifth Season

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From the SFMOMA: "René Magritte (1898–1967) was one of the most intriguing painters associated with Surrealism, but he did not fully find his voice until after breaking ties with the movement. This exhibition, the first to look exclusively at Magritte’s late career, examines his most important bodies of work from the 1940s through the 1960s, and shows how they marked a fundamental shift in painting from Modernism to our own time. Featuring more than 70 artworks in nine immersive, thematic galleries, René Magritte: The Fifth Season explores how Magritte balanced irony and conviction, philosophy and fantasy, to illuminate the gaps between what we see and what we know. Together, the works reveal Magritte as an artist acutely attuned to the paradoxes at work within reality, and an enduring champion of the role of mystery in life and art."

https://www.sfmoma.org/exhibition/rene-magritte/

Curatorial Hub- new online art gallery

About my workJulika LacknerComment

I'm so happy to be part of this amazing new online art gallery, curated by Bettina Hubby. 10 of my original artworks (paintings and works on paper) are for sale through Curatorial Hub. Everything on the site under $1000. www.curatorialhub.com

 This is what they say about it on their website:  "Curatorial Hub is an online gallery featuring affordable and diverse work by well-known and emerging artists from Los Angeles and beyond.  he concept for Curatorial Hub was created by artist Bettina Hubby who generously devotes part of her practice to collaboration and connection, both of which are central to this new initiative. Hubby’s collaborator, Saskia Wilson-Brown, is the founder of The Institute of Art and Olfaction, a non-profit devoted to experimentation and access in perfumery and experimental scent. Teaming up, they form a partnership in this new arts-venture that draws on their combined strengths of curating, collaborating and poetic outreach.  “I felt there was a need for more exposure and financial opportunities for the talented artists I know and an online space like Curatoral Hub aims to offer both,” said Hubby.  “With all the works under $1,000, it is also a way for new or seasoned collectors to buy with low risk and most important it's a great way to share wonderful work.”  Wilson-Brown commented that, “Democratizing access to creative output benefits everyone. Curatorial Hub offers a clean and simple way to get works out into the world while giving artists an opportunity outside of the traditional gallery setting to create supplemental income between exhibitions and projects.”

This is what they say about it on their website:

"Curatorial Hub is an online gallery featuring affordable and diverse work by well-known and emerging artists from Los Angeles and beyond.

he concept for Curatorial Hub was created by artist Bettina Hubby who generously devotes part of her practice to collaboration and connection, both of which are central to this new initiative. Hubby’s collaborator, Saskia Wilson-Brown, is the founder of The Institute of Art and Olfaction, a non-profit devoted to experimentation and access in perfumery and experimental scent. Teaming up, they form a partnership in this new arts-venture that draws on their combined strengths of curating, collaborating and poetic outreach.

“I felt there was a need for more exposure and financial opportunities for the talented artists I know and an online space like Curatoral Hub aims to offer both,” said Hubby.  “With all the works under $1,000, it is also a way for new or seasoned collectors to buy with low risk and most important it's a great way to share wonderful work.”

Wilson-Brown commented that, “Democratizing access to creative output benefits everyone. Curatorial Hub offers a clean and simple way to get works out into the world while giving artists an opportunity outside of the traditional gallery setting to create supplemental income between exhibitions and projects.”

Pattern Inspiration in Santa Fe

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Patterns seen in the South West .... of the South West and other places  

Museum of Native American Art, New Mexico

 Native American Rug

Native American Rug

Museum of Folk Art, Santa Fe: 

 Chinese Bedcover, 2015, Huangping County, Guizhou Provice, Cotton 

Chinese Bedcover, 2015, Huangping County, Guizhou Provice, Cotton 

 Chinese Bedcover, Buyi, Guizhou Province, Cotton 

Chinese Bedcover, Buyi, Guizhou Province, Cotton 

 Bedcover, Artist name unknown, ca 1930, Probably Zhuang, Nandan County, Guangxi Province

Bedcover, Artist name unknown, ca 1930, Probably Zhuang, Nandan County, Guangxi Province

Georgia O'Keefe Museum in Santa Fe

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Georgia O'Keefe Museum in Santa Fe. It was great to see the unusual ones, the more abstract cloud scapes were amazing. 

 Georgia O'Keefe, Machu Picchu 1, 1957, Oil on Canvas

Georgia O'Keefe, Machu Picchu 1, 1957, Oil on Canvas

 Georgia O'Keefe, Untitled (Mt. Fuji), 1960

Georgia O'Keefe, Untitled (Mt. Fuji), 1960

 Georgia O'Keefe, Clouds 5/Yellow Horizon and Clouds, 1963/4

Georgia O'Keefe, Clouds 5/Yellow Horizon and Clouds, 1963/4

 Georgia O'Keefe, Pelvis Series, REd with Yellow, 1945

Georgia O'Keefe, Pelvis Series, REd with Yellow, 1945

 Georgia O'Keefe, Green Tree, 1953, Oil on Canvas

Georgia O'Keefe, Green Tree, 1953, Oil on Canvas

 Georgia O'Keefe, Tree With Cut Limb, 1920, Oil on Canvas

Georgia O'Keefe, Tree With Cut Limb, 1920, Oil on Canvas

Group Show: Objective Painting, Telluride Gallery of Fine Art

About my work, Art Techniques, Art Materials & Technique, My process, Works in ProgressJulika LacknerComment

I'm excited to be included in this group show. It opens tonight in Telluride, Colorado. 

As part of the group show, "Objective Painters," the gallery made these great mini-documentaries about each of the participating artists, including yours truly. So flattered to be sharing the limelight!
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Objective Painting: Featuring 12 Artists, Curated by James Hayward, Opening Thursday Aug. 3, 5-8pm.
Hayward has carefully curated a wide variety of artists, primarily from the west coast, ranging from emerging young artists to mid career internationally recognized artists.
"I personally know, admire, respect and collect most of the painters I have included in this show. I chose the title, Objective Painting, as it seemed sufficiently open to include figurative, landscape, allegorical, portrait, nature, fantasy and the surreal. I have tried not to focus on any one aspect of image making,” says Hayward of his show curation.
View paintings from Tom Allen, Diane Best, Gregory Botts, Amy-Claire Huesits, Brian Fahlstrom, Frank Gaard, Steve Galloway, Ed Johnson, Julia Lackner, Rae Lewis, Max Maslansky and Dan McCleary at Telluride Gallery through the month of August or on our website.
Catalogs are available at TGFA or by request.
Please email us directly with any inquiries: info@telluridegallery.com
http://www.telluridegallery.com

 This video was made by The Telluride Gallery of Fine Art, for the exhibition "Objective Painting: Featuring 12 Artists" Curated by James Hayward, Opening Thursday Aug. 3, 5-8pm.  http://www.telluridegallery.com/    The film maker is Stephen Leeds, of Umbrella Street Media,  www.umbrellastreet.com

This video was made by The Telluride Gallery of Fine Art, for the exhibition "Objective Painting: Featuring 12 Artists" Curated by James Hayward, Opening Thursday Aug. 3, 5-8pm. http://www.telluridegallery.com/ 

The film maker is Stephen Leeds, of Umbrella Street Media, www.umbrellastreet.com

My Process: from Photo to Painting, Land Sea Sky

My processJulika LacknerComment

This is a peak behind the curtain of my process: I go into nature and take photos and color notes on site, then go back to the studio and often times will make a watercolor painting/study first and then a painting from that. Some stay fairly realistic to the original, some get more abstract in color and shapes. This one is of the Big Sur.

the inspiration photo: 

the watercolor: "Land, Sea, Sky (Big Sur #5), 2015, watercolor and gouache on paper, 22.5" x 13"

the painting: "Land Sea Sky (Big Sur #5)" 2015, Acrylic and Silver on Canvas, 36"x48": 

My Process: from Photo to Painting, Jalama II

My processJulika LacknerComment

This is a peak behind the curtain of my process: I go into nature and take photos and color notes on site, then go back to the studio and often times will make a watercolor painting/study first and then a painting from that. This particular one is of the California Central Coast, early morning at Jalama Beach. 

This is the inspiration photo:

watercolor: "Study for Jalama II" 2016, Watercolor, Gouache, Gold, Silver on Paper. 22"x 30":

...and the finished painting:  "Jalama II", 2015, Acrylic, Silver on Canvas. 36"x48":

British Art from Whistler to World War II at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Art SeenJulika LacknerComment

There is an exhibition at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art up right now that works in tandem with the "London Calling" British Art Exhibition at the Getty Museum (on view until Nov 13, 2016). The Santa Barbara show focuses on British art from Whistler to WWII, which is exactly where the Getty show takes off. It's well worth the visit. 

Edward Wadsworth, "Riponello, a Village in Lemnos, 1917, Woodcut in three colors

Sir Stanley Spencer, "Oxfordshire Landscape" 1939, Oil on Panel

https://www.sbma.net/exhibitions/whistlerwwii

Claire Falkenstein: Beyond Sculpture at the Pasadena Museum of California Art

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April 17, 2016–September 11, 2016

This is an Inspirational exhibition. Claire Falkenstein was a California artist who worked in many mediums, but I especially enjoyed seeing her paintings. The influence of the lanscape on nature on her work was so nice to see, especially in the painting of Yosemite. I also work closely from and with nature and it's always lovely to see how another artist does something along the same lines, yet different. Also her use of silver and other metallic paints, how they move and shimmer in the light, were great to see.

Claire Falkenstein, Yosemite, or Colorspace #3, 1941, Oil on Canvas

Claire Falkenstein, Moving Points in Silver, 1970, Acrylic on Canvas

http://pmcaonline.org/exhibitions/claire-falkenstein/

Works in Progress: Linear Landscapes

Works in ProgressJulika LacknerComment

There are several works in progress in the studio. I've been working on these abstractions of landscapes for a while now. I was working on the Colorband Series which was based purely on the colors of landscapes, when the compositions of the landscapes started creeping in. It went from solely straight colorbands, to adding diagonals, and eventually realistic elements of the landscpae like the cliffs, mountains and rocks. The colorbands usually stay in the diaphanous parts of the painting, like the sky and the water. The geometric elements disrupt and draw attention to the surface, while interplaying with the colors of the landscape. I usually start with thin washes of acrylic paint to lay down the color and composition. Then I draw the lines and continue to paint with oil paint and silver leaf.