Trevor Wheatley + Cosmo Dean's "Listen Close" @ Public Land

Artists Cosmo Dean and Trevor Wheatley create Listen Closely, an instillation on view inside Public Land Gallery in Sacramento, CA. Based in Toronto, Canada, the two have produced works for companies such as Nike, Stussy, Topshop, Converse, Nordstrom and OVO.

Motivated by one of those often overlooked LED signs perched atop church lawns, the two found inspiration for the chandelier instillation in one of these scrolling messages which read “bad news is time flies, good news is you’re the pilot.” The partners were amused that this was the message the church used to advertise its service, but also thought it would make a nice text piece. “Simple and positive, a call to enjoy the moment” says Wheatley, a concept he notes that is often lost by our tech-driven generation. Though simple in message, the instillation is striking, and the work and precision of Dean and Wheatley’s pieces can easily be seen and admired. From concept to execution, it is no surprise that the two are called upon by business giants for commercial employment, as their creations leave a lasting imprint on the minds of their viewers.

Trevor Wheatley and Cosmo Dean art exhibition at Public Land Gallery in Sacramento

While the chandeliers will be available for viewing purposes only (e.g. not for sale), Dean and Wheatley have chosen to offer a photographic print of a previous work entitled “Shrug.” This piece was erected and photographed on land outside of Joshua Tree, CA and will be for sale through Public Land store and online. 100 percent of the proceeds from these sales will be apportioned and donated to the California Native Plant Society and the Mojave Land Trust in order to further support their efforts of environmental conservation and education. Both are non-profit organizations.

Listen Close will be on view inside Public Land Gallery from January 19th- March 11th 2019. The “Shrug” print will also be available in store and online throughout the exhibition’s duration. For inquiries please contact us at info@publiclandstore.com.

For additional information in regards to the artists and the organizations:

 

Trevor Wheatley and Cosmo Dean - http://www.tfdean.com/

California Native Plant Society - https://www.cnps.org/

Mojave land Trust - https://www.mdlt.org/

Cody Hudson x Public Land

In partnership with Public Land, Chicago-based artist, Cody Hudson, has created a collection of one-of-a-kind, hand-painted custom planters in varying shapes and sizes. Having worked together on projects prior to the inception of Public Land, Cody was a natural choice and perfect fit for collaboration. For this project, the multidisciplinary artist applied his free-form minimalist approach to painting simplistic shapes in blue on terra cotta planters. Cody has been a continual driving force in the creative world, fluidly transitioning between graphic design, public art, drawing, painting, sculpture and various other mediums. Having shown extensively both nationally and internationally, Cody brings a special excitement to Public Land with these exclusive pieces.

Cody Hudson sculpture
Custom planter
plant pot sacramento
Cody Hudson Artwork
Tephrocactus Articulatus
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Rich Jacobs' "Listening To The Higher Frequencies in Unison" @ Public Land

This Saturday, Public Land will host a pop up exhibition entitled Listening To The Higher Frequencies in Unison featuring Oakland-based multidisciplinary artist, Rich Jacobs. This exhibition will feature new drawings, watercolors and paintings the prolific artist.

On view starting October 6th and will be on display through October 19th, 2018

Rich Jacobs art