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.
This Friday, the New Contemporary Art movement will be exported to Hong Kong for the group show “LAX / HKG” at Above Second Gallery. Curated by Culver City’s Thinkspace, the group show will feature the works of Audrey Kawasaki (our current issue‘s cover artist), Amy Sol, Joao Ruas (Vol. 23), Esao Andrews (Vol. 22), Brian M. Viveros, Linnea Strid and Yosuke Ueno. The works in the show provide wide range of moods through a playful, imaginative lens. Take a look at some of the works in the show courtesy of Thinkspace after the jump.
Los Angeles cornerstone gallery Thinkspace is currently exhibiting up the coast to Portland’s Together Gallery for “LAX/PDX”, a massive group showing featuring the best and brightest of the new contemporary scene and the gallery’s roster. With an installation by Dabs/Myla and works by Ana Bagayan, Brett Amory, Brian M. Viveros, Chet Zar, Esao Andrews, Fernando Chamarelli, Ferris Plock, Fumi Nakamura, Kelly Vivanco, Kelly Allen (who’s featured in the next issue of Hi-Fructose!), Lindsey Carr, Sarah Joncas, Stella Im Hultberg, and many, many more, “LAX/PDX” is a good signifier that the Portland art scene is alive, well, and most definitely something to keep an eye on.
Unit London is hosting a retrospective and memorial show to honor the late Tom French, the brilliant young painter who lost his battle with cancer on Christmas Day 2019. “Transcend” offers a riveting set of mostly monochromatic works, 16 in total, from the artist, who was born in 1982. The show runs Jan. 30 through Feb. 29 at the space.