For years, Thinkspace Gallery based in Los Angeles has been exporting its massive roster to cities all over the world with their “LAX” exhibition series. Named for their collaborative gallery’s local airport, respectively, the group show travels to Detroit tomorrow in cooperation with Inner State Gallery. “LAX/DTW” is one of the series’ largest installments to date, boasting over 80 international artists, including two showcases by artists Stephanie Buer and Liz Brizzi. Every artist has contributed a 16×20″ piece making a consistent, but stylistically eclectic collection that includes Adam Caldwell, Brian Mashburn, Chiew Yoshii, Curiot, Drew Leshko, Eine, James Bullough, Kevin Peterson, Kojiro Takakuwa, Matthew Grabelsky, Sean Mahan, to name a few.
Celebrating its fifth annual installment on Saturday is Cotton Candy Machine’s highly popular “Tiny Trifecta” group show (previously covered here). It’s so popular, in fact, that the gallery has had to devise a registration system for its fans. Owing to the exhibit’s demand is its concept of offering unbelievably affordable art from otherwise unattainable artists for young collectors – every piece in the show is $100. Many past contributors have returned to join newcomers to the gallery, making the show a fresh mix of illustrative styles and mediums. This year’s grouping features several who have graced Hi-Fructose pages and blog, including Esao Andrews, Deedee Cheriel, Ciou, Camilla d’Errico, Dima Drjuchin, Mab Graves, Natalia Fabia, Eric Fortune, Kelly Denato, Beau Stanton, Erik Jones, Jeremy Hush, Charlie Immer, Travis Louie, Lola, Sean Mahan, Jean Paul Mallozzi, Amy Sol, Skinner, Diana Sudyka, Yoskay Yamamoto, and Yoh Nagao.
Jonathan LeVine started his career in the early-’90s punk scene in New York. Curating art shows at music venues lead to the opening of several galleries until he established the well-known Jonathan LeVine Gallery in Manhattan in 2005. LeVine lent his eye for picking top-notch talent to Parlor Gallery in Ashbury Park, NJ for their first Juried Art Show. LeVine chose 21 artists from hundreds of submissions for a group show that opens November 16. The line-up includes: Tina Lugo, Tracy Deer, Percy Fortini-Wright, Jeremy Burks, Zoë Williams, Kyle Fisher, Lazarus Nazario, Sean Mahan, Hannah Yata, Jake Waldron, Darlene Foster, Andrea Heimer, Kyle Stewart, Susan Tumblety, Angel Perdomo, Bask, Andre Veloux, Owens, Dilek Baykara, Andy Dreamingwolf and Alicia Martin. Take a look at some of the work in the show after the jump.
Culver City’s Thinkspace Gallery is bringing their extensive roster of artists up north for the group show “LAX/SFO” at Hashimoto Contemporary in San Francisco. The two galleries have shown side-by-side at multitudes of art fairs, including Scope Miami and the LA Art Show, and share a similar taste in figurative, illustrative work. Amy Sol, Casey Weldon, Esao Andrews and Jim Houser are included in the artist line-up, among dozens of others. Take a look at our sneak peek before the exhibition is unveiled at Hashimoto this weekend with two back-to-back opening receptions on October 31 and November 1.
On March 3rd, Thinkspace presented ‘Picks of the Harvest’, a massive exhibition featuring new work from the gallery’s talented roster of artists alongside numerous newcomers from around the globe. From the incandescent sculptural work of Elliot Jackson to the hyper-realistic renderings of Jeff Ramirez and everything in between, the show offered artwork for everyone’s aesthetic taste. Highlights of the evening were Matt Doust’s large scale oil portrait, Shark Toof’s progression towards graphic concepts, as well as the detailed pencil crayon drawings of Winnie Truong (Vol 22 cover artist). However, the shining star of the night was UK based artist Emma Tooth. Known for depicting extraordinary people in traditional settings, Tooth presented three oil paintings from her ‘Concilium Plebis’ series portraying urbanites in a chiaroscuro setting reminiscent of the old masters. View more images and opening night photos after the jump. – Stephanie Chefas
San Diego-based gallery space Subtext has been on a roll lately with some wonderfully themed and well thought out group shows. Their ‘Release the Kraken’ exhibit caught our eye a couple months back (seen here) and they’ve followed that one up with another excellent concept show, ‘Homeroom,’ which opens this Friday, November 11th. Guest curator Christina Conway has recruited a prestigious roster of artists to recreate their own childhood drawings in an insightful look at the long term evolution of their works, the idea of the child as artist, and a nice trip down memory lane to boot. Get a look at the original doodles and their contemporary counterparts after the jump.