Gallery Nights at The Hub by HRLDRY

Good news everyone!  I’ll be having some of my wood panel paintings displayed in a group exhibition at The Hub, organized by HRLDRY starting this Friday, July 27th.  It will also mark the start of Gallery Nights at HRLDRY with art openings, open bar and live music going on from 8 pm to 1 am on Fridays.  So if you’re in the LA area, make your way down to HRLDRY.  And say what up to Freeman for me!

Opening Friday July 27th, 8pm – 1am
HRLDRY
4302 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90029

Click on the invite for the event link

The Manta Ray Store is Open

Just added a new Store section on the site as well as opening an online store, check it out here:

http://michaelahn.storenvy.com/

New Sketchbook Section

Just added a new sketchbook section, check it out here.

This is the view down Mercer St intersecting with Canal St, just outside Ronald Feldman Fine Arts.

In need of some jams to match the glorious weather?  Allow me to assist.

Wildly Human, Group Exhibition at Swarthmore College

Happy New Year!

I have been invited to be in a group exhibition at Swarthmore College, PA, titled Wildly Human: Beyond the Bestiary.  The exhibition is currently showing and will be up until April 2, 2012 in McCabe Library and there will be a reception on Thursday, February 16th from 4:00pm to 6:00pm also in McCabe Library (yes, a party in a library).  Please stop by if you have a chance to check out the artwork and say hi to the artists! I will be there for the reception so all you Swat alumni in Philly should think about visiting.  Here is the description

Wildly Human: Beyond the Bestiary
Curated by List Gallery Interns Elizabeth Laplace, Soomin Kim and Francesca Bolfo, this exhibition features a selection of artworks by both emerging the established artists from the Mid-Atlantic region that reflect the ways in which animal imagery expresses varied aspects of humanity.

Dating from the Middle Ages, bestiaries are illustrated compendiums of diverse animals, usually with moralistic, symbolic, or mythical implications. Wildly Human moves beyond the pedagogical or liturgical purposes of the traditional bestiary to probe the way images of animals can express complex psychological states and resonate with human experience.

Featuring:
Josh Dorman, Brian Meunier, Jackie Hoving, Anne Canfield, Lynette Shelley, Michael Ahn, and selections from McCabe Library’s Rare Book Room

February 2–April 2, 2012, reception February 16 at 4pm

Hope to see you there!

Don’t forget to check out the new Drawings section.

New Paintings and Thank You’s

I want to give a big thanks to Jose Baez and to Kenrick Zachary Cabey for throwing down a pretty successful opening night at the Mindy Wyatt Gallery and having me be a part of their show.  The work will be up until October 9th so if you missed the opening you can still view the paintings in real life.  Otherwise, check out the Recent Paintings gallery to see the latest pieces, Entrance and View from a Pond.  Thanks for checking out the website and thank you to those that came to the show!

Like Me Now Art Show at Mindy Wyatt Gallery

This Friday, September 9th, 2011, will be the opening night of group exhibition I’ll be in so if you’re free between 6 and 8 pm please come and check it out.  It’s going to be a pretty exciting show with 18 total artists from New York City, some live music and refreshments.  The show is called Like Me Now and it’ll be at the Mindy Wyatt Gallery on 814 Broadway, NYC (near Union Square) for a month.  I’m planning on putting up two brand new paintings I’ve recently finished as well as a couple paintings that’s been on the website but not on a gallery wall.  So please come by!

Like Me Now, Group Art Exhibition
Opening Night Friday Sept. 9th, 2011 6-8pm
Mindy Wyatt Gallery
814 Broadway, NYC 10003
between 11th and 12th St off Union Square
 

click on the picture to go to the gallery website

 

Restart

I have finally quit my lab job of the past year.  Yesterday, June 30th was the last day of working as a lab technician.  Today, July 1st, marks a new start, or rather a restart.  I’m allowing myself some time to chip away at the monumental piles of ideas, images, experiments and projects I’ve been waiting to dive into.  That also means  updates will be far more frequent than these past months so keep tuning in.

Also, two new pieces in recent paintings.  Summer is finally here!