Artists Seth Armstrong and Erik Jones share a fresh sense of drama in their new works, which will debut at Thinkspace Gallery this Saturday. Seth Armstrong’s solo exhibition “The Air is Thick”, accompanied by Erik Jones’ “Color/Full”, immediately sets the tone with his cinematic oil paintings. His images of lit up sky rises, mexican wrestlers, cowboys gathered around a campfire, and nudes in a mysterious desert all make theatrical references. Armstrong’s title refers to the air of anticipation or tension he implements into each. Take a look at our preview of both shows after the jump.
Tomorrow night, Canadian artists Sarah Joncas and Camilla d’Errico bring together their colorful concepts of beauty in “Beauty in the Breakdown” at Thinkspace Gallery, Los Angeles. Their exhibition falls on the near 10 year anniversary of their first showing at Thinkspace, which showcased their complementary design sensibilities. Since then, both artists have developed in leaps and bounds stylistically, here portraying a spectrum of emotions in their portraits of women. Check out our preview after the jump.
Tomorrow marks the beginning of a new year for POW! WOW! Hawaii, named for the impact of its art and viewer’s reaction to it. To celebrate the first day of this leading mural festival (covered over the years here), Thinkspace Gallery has curated a group exhibition now in its second installment, “POW! WOW!: Exploring the New Contemporary Movement” at Honolulu Museum of Art School. POW! WOW! is not just an explosion of murals around the island of Oahu, but also showcases new talents in music, creative spaces, provides a lecture series, and many more events. The show’s participating artists capture this excitement in works that reflect the nature and culture that Hawaii represents.
The colorful works of Hawaii native Ekundayo (HF Vol. 9) combine surrealism with influences from his graffiti days. His paintings sometimes lean on the nightmarish, as in his portrayal of anthropomorphic subjects in haunting scenes. On Saturday, he will debut a new series with “Collective Reflections” at Thinkspace gallery in Los Angeles. Ekundayo describes his solo as a “gift to that feeling I know we all connect to when reaching deep within ourselves.” Check out our preview after the jump!
Around this time in 2005, Thinkspace gallery opened its doors in Los Angeles and gave many now-notable Contemporary artists their first big breaks. Several have graced the covers and pages of Hi-Fructose print and online- Audrey Kawasaki, Stella Im Hultberg, Natalia Fabia, Kukula, Andrew Hem, Fuco Ueda, and countless more. Rainy and freezing weather last Saturday didn’t stop the entire “familia” from turning out to celebrate Thinkspace’s 10 year anniversary (previewed here). The show boasts their 115 paintings on 10″x10″ panels (nearly, all of which sold) provided by Trekell art supplies. Check out our photos after the jump!
In ten years, Thinkspace Gallery in Culver City has accumulated quite the family- over 100 artists strong. Commemorating their 10th anniversary, opening January 10th, their artists will come together for an unprecedented group show. Featured here are contributions by Troy Lovegates, So Youn Lee, Keita Morimoto, Scott Listfield, Mark Dean Veca (Vol. 23), Dalek aka James Marshall (Vol. 15), Brett Amory (Vol. 20), Ryan Hewett, Kwon Kyung-yup (Vol. 24), Henrik Aa. Uldalen (Vol. 24 cover artist) and Sarah Joncas.