On April 30, Thinkspace Gallery hosted an evening of international artistry with “Elements and Oddities”, featuring Jacub Gagnon (Canada) and Yosuke Ueno (Japan). With a rainbow pastel palette, Yosuke’s compositions are of folks and fauna in psychedelic landscapes. The lightness of Ueno’s work visually contrasted that of Gagnon who utilizes a black background, direct overhead light and a sharp crispness in each piece, creating scenes of clever wordplays, beautifully executed with rich detail.
Dave MacDowell held it down with “Lowbrow Love Letter” in the project room, showcasing his pop referential portraitures. He covers a scope of subjects from new contemporary art star Mark Ryden to internet meme creator Antoine Dodson to the train wreck that is Charlie Sheen, all against a backdrop of more classic characters from works ranging Andrew Wyeth to Walt Disney. Hi-Fructose’s Emily Brough stopped by to check the work and meet the artists, who all made it out from their respective global corners for the evening.