Two solo shows kick off this weekend at Thinkspace Gallery in Culver City, Calif.: Audrey Kawasaki‘s “Interlude” and Stella Im Hultberg‘s “Hollow Resonance.” Both shows kick off on Saturday (Nov. 12) and run through Dec. 3.
The Hi-Fructose Collected 2 Hardcover Book is back in print! For a limited time only, Pre-order this book and we will cover the Priority US Mail shipping when it arrives in early. This thick 300+ page hardcover book expands a best-of selection of material from issues 5-8 of the magazine. Beautifully printed with surprise fold-outs and featuring a cover by Audrey Kawasaki, the Collected 2 is packed with intelligent interviews and essays on top new contemporary artists. Edited by Annie Owens and Attaboy, it is a must-have addition to your personal library. The book includes a special introduction by the infamous Long Gone John. Published by Last Gasp.
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.
The word “samurai” immediately brings to mind the famed Japanese warrior skilled in the art of war. Samurai were artists as well, and applied their strategy to studies like calligraphy, ink painting, and architecture. Perhaps more importantly, they were patrons of the arts. Their exploits continue to pique the interest of Contemporary artists today. Some of these artists will exhibit in Worcester Art Museum’s upcoming exhibition “Samurai!”, curated by Eric Nakamura, such as Andrew Hem, Audrey Kawasaki, Mari Inukai, James Jean, kozyndan, Mu Pan, Masakatsu Sashie, Rob Sato, and Kent Williams. They each present their interpretations of samurai as cultural icons of history and our fantasies.
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.