Miami Art Week and all of its accompanying fairs come to a close on Sunday, including SCOPE Miami Beach, of which we’re a media partner. In this post, we’ll take a look at some of the sights found around this massive fair. You’ll see some past artists and galleries featured on our website and print issues—as well as some new faces.
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.
As an artist whose illustrations have natural fluidity, it’s no wonder that Kelly Vivanco found herself painting water in “Peculiar Tides”. Her latest solo at Thinkspace gallery has a water theme, an element that has captured our imagination for centuries. Water is a source of life and vitality, doomed disasters, bold adventure stories and some of the world’s most curious mysteries. Telling its story is an undertaking felt by Vivanco’s roughly 40 paintings created over 8 months, sculptures, and a narrative starring childlike heroines that vaguely resemble the artist.
Just as Dutch painter Joram Roukes moves freely between precise, anatomically-correct figure painting and messy expressionism, his work injects allusions to contemporary society with heavy doses of dreamlike images. We might find a character in a familiar Lakers jersey, except for his hand invitingly holds out a dead fish and his face is a polka-dotted skull. It is precisely this type of fluidity between lived and imagined experience that Roukes aims to tap into with his July 19 solo show at Thinkspace in Culver City, “Paramnesia.” Its title is derived from the term for a condition in which a person confuses reality and fantasy, something most of us have experienced to an extent with cases of déjà vu. Roukes has been living and working in LA as he prepares for his show. Take a look at some photos and a video documenting his work process below.
Hi-Fructose recently caught up with Philadelphia-based artist Nosego as he prepares for his upcoming solo show at Thinkspace Gallery. The exhibition, entitled “Open Channels,” opens July 19 and will feature several new paintings as well as mixed media sculpture. Read more and check out an exclusive sneak peek after the jump!
Thinkspace Gallery in Culver City is opening a solo show by Jacub Gagnon on June 21. Titled “Worlds Collide” this body of work is a step further in Gagnon’s exploration of his surrealist paintings that tell stories of animals, the way they interact and the way humans interact with them. The intersection of the human world and animal kingdom has always been the main focus of his work and with this show he pushes it further with new concepts and unseen characters.