We’ve been steadily following the expansion of Thinkspace Gallery in Los Angeles into overseas territory with their ongoing ‘LAX’ exhibition series. Their latest collaboration is with StolenSpace Gallery in London, which debuted last night, and it is perhaps their most massive at 136 artists and over 140 works of art. In the tradition of the series, “LAX/LHR” showcases an eclectic mixture from painting, mixed media, and sculptural pieces by both local and international artists alike. There is an especially heavy volume of contributors from the urban art persuasion, considering the gallery’s ties with British street artist D*Face.
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.
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.
Inside a run-down building off Berlin’s Nollendorfplatz, an area known historically for both its gay culture and punk community, 12 artists from eight countries (Fernando Chamarelli, João Ruas, Alexis Diaz (La Pandilla), NoseGo, Word to Mother, Curiot, Low Bros, Andrew Schoultz, Glenn Barr, C215, Dabs Myla, and JBAK) worked for two days to create original artworks for the facades and windows of the currently unused site (exciting news about the future of this space to come).
This past Saturday, “LAX/PHL” brought Los Angeles-based Thinkspace Gallery’s roster of artists to Philadelphia, including Adam Caldwell, Jeremy Hush, Sarah Joncas, Jonathan Wayshak, Curiot, Yosuke Ueno and many more. The spectacular exhibit, hosted at Gallery 309, highlighted a diverse array of aesthetics in new contemporary art, including street art, illustration and pop surrealist-influenced work. A packed house of eager fans gathered at the reception for the opportunity to view this sampling of over 40 artists, many of whom have never previously shown in The City of Brotherly Love. If you missed the reception, a second one will take place on Friday, June 7. In the meantime, enjoy some of our exclusive event photos from S. Jenx as well as some artwork images after the jump.
Culver City’s Thinkspace Gallery is giving the East Coast a taste of their repertoire with an extensive group show at Gallery 309 in Philadelphia titled “LAX / PHL.” Featuring artwork from over 40 artists including Curiot, Dabs Myla, Aaron Nagel, David Cooley, Seamus Conley, Ana Bagayan, Yosuke Ueno, Jeremy Hush, Stella Im Hultberg and many more, the works in the show will range from pop surrealism to photo-realism to abstraction and beyond. Take a look at our sneak peek of “LAX / PHL” after the jump and check out the exhibition May 11 – June 21.