Opening Reception Video of Pow! Wow! Hawaii 2015

POW! WOW! Hawaii 2015: Opening Art Reception from POW! WOW! Hawaii on Vimeo.

Here is a fantastic video from the opening reception of Pow! Wow! Hawaii curated by Thinkspace Gallery. The exhibition was on view at the Honolulu Museum Of Art School from February 7 – 18th. Additional details about the show can be found on their website, www.powwowhawaii.com 

SCOPE New York 2015 : Featuring A Solo Show from Andrew Hem

Scope New York Andrew Hem

Look for Thinkspace at Booth A3 featuring a solo show from Andrew Hem at Scope New York 2015, international contemporary art show.

Opening Reception with the Artist(s):
Friday, March 6, 2015
2:00pm – 10:00pm

Alongside new works from:
Adam Caldwell – Allison Sommers – Carl Cashman – Christine Wu – David Cooley – Erik Jones – Ernest Zacharevic – Jacub Gagnon – Jeff Ramirez – Jeremy Fish – Jolene Lai – Kevin Peterson – Meggs – Nosego – Ravi Zupa – Tory Lovegates

Fair Location:
SCOPE Pavilion
639 W 46th St
New York, NY 10036
USA

Fair Schedule:

Platinum First View
Fri | Mar 6 | 2PM – 4PM

VIP | Press Preview
Fri | Mar 6 | 4PM – 6PM

General Admission
Fri | Mar 6 | 6PM – 10PM
Sat | Mar 7 | 11AM – 8PM
Sun | Mar 8 | 11AM – 8PM

Tickets and full details at
www.scope-art.com

 

Scope Art New York Map

Beauty in the Breakdown : Interview with Sarah Joncas

Sarah Joncas Painting

Interview with Beauty in the Breakdown artist Sarah Joncas

Warm-Up Questions:
SH: Coffee or Tea?
SJ: coffee @_@
SH: background noise – music or tv show?
SJ: music, clearly!
SH: snacks – savory or sweet?
SJ: Mmm, fruit and pastry sweetness
SH: dogs or cats?
SJ: No need to fight, I love them both <3

SH: When do you get the most painting done? Morning, Noon, Night, Middle of the Night/Morning?
SJ: 10am to 6pm. I work whenever I get the chance, but because my man works during the day, it’s most convenient to paint then. I think I prefer nights though. The day is better light for sure, but the night has better mood!

SH: Have you ever accidentally drank or was about to drink the dirty ‘paint’ water?
SJ: All the time… all the time. I also end up stirring my paint brushes into my coffee rather than the dirty water. So irritating. At least this is only a problem when I work in acrylic though, never with oils.

Sarah Joncas Anybody Out ThereSarah Joncas “Anybody Out There” – Oil on Canvas 18″x 24

SH: What inspired the direction of your work for the upcoming show, Beauty in the Breakdown?
SJ: I was playing with ideas surrounding environmentalism and escapism for this show. Having grown up as a kid with the solace of a forest in my backyard wherever we lived, it was a stark contrast moving to Toronto as an adult and adjusting to the new urban landscape.. These paintings feel like a partial nostalgia and need of return to nature, as well as a critique on the effects of urbanization for both the physical and psychological worlds. Stylistically the show was also about pushing my aesthetics in other realms, enjoying a graphic mix of design alongside my more traditional, oil rendered portraits. What other artists work are you ‘

SH: What other artists work are you ‘fangirling’ over right now?
SJ: A lot of contemporary artists I show with at group exhibitions actually, or at least show at the same galleries! Keita Morimoto, Kelsey Beckett, Erik Jones, Hsiao-Ron Cheng and more. Such wonderful work!

SH: What motivated you to choose the life/career of an artist?
SJ: Always knew, I loved painting and drawing as a very young kid and didn’t want to stop doing it!

Sarah Joncas Something in the Air “Something in the Air” – Graphic & ink on paper 9″x 12

SJ: What brand of paint so you use? What’s your favorite color and brush right now?
SJ: For oils, mostly winsor&newton and liquitex for acrylics. Favourite colour? I tend to mix a lot of my paint colours from a small set of primary, but I really love deep turquoise and the various analogous shades I can make from it. I like cheap synthetic brushes, haha. I love my detailing brushes though, tiny tiny. The most enjoyable work in a painting for me is done with the smallest brush! Sometimes, with all my dry brush and scumbling, I can engineer a pretty sweet nub of a brush too.

SH: How long does it take to complete a single piece? Do you work on multiple pieces at one time?
SJ: Usually 1-4 months, depending on size. And yes, it’s like a one-woman factory in my studio! 8-12 painting at any given time. I work on them in a cycle between layers of drying oil.

SH: What creative person; artist, musician, director, family member etc… has had the most influence or inspired your own artistic voice?
SJ: Man, how can I choose! There’s so many that have had so many different and meaningful influences on me. To settle for sake of the question though, maybe Radiohead is king. Since I was 15 till today, they have been a constant and feverish love. Music is most important to my painting process, I think. It sweeps me into the right mood and mindset for work when I need it.

Sarah Joncas The Wishing WellSarah Joncas “The Wishing Well” – Oil on Canvas 24″ x 30” 

SH: What do you know now, that you wish you would have known when first embarking on your artistic career?
SJ: I was so shy and struggled so much with confidence when I started out. It’s still a battle, to be honest, but as I’ve gotten older I’ve learned to put most of that on the back burner and to go after things with less hesitation. I don’t think these lessons are something you can just know and follow though, you need the progressive experience.

SH: If your could invite 5 people dead or alive to a dinner party, who would be on your guest list and what’s on the menu?
SJ: The decision is crippling, haha. So many possibilities! At the moment, I’m all in the mood for intense and passionate music though… So how about stewing together some awesome musicians and making some sweet, sweet tunes! Let’s throw in some Thom York, a little dash of David Gilmour, some smoky Clint Mansell, a pinch of Danny Carey and some sweet Natasha Khan! I can play the triangle or something stupid… More cowbell? Oh yeah, do they still need food? Alright, let’s make it some crazy ethnic potluck then; Indian, Mexican, Japanese, Thai, Mediterranean etc. I love all of it.

Sarah Joncas AngelSarah Joncas “Angel” – Oil on Wood 8″ x 10″

Beauty in the Breakdown new works by Sarah Joncas & Camilla d’Errico on view February 28th through March 21st.

Opening Reception with artists on hand: Saturday, February 28th 6-9PM

Beauty in the Breakdown : Interview with Camilla d’Errico

Camilla d'Errico at Comic Con
Interview with Beauty in the Breakdown artist Camilla d’Errico

 

SH:  When do you get the most painting done? Morning, Noon, Night, Middle of the Night/Morning?
CD: If you can believe it I’m both a night owl and a morning person so most of my work is done in the am and late late at night. I think I spent a couple of months going to bed at 4am and getting up at 9am while painting some of these pieces. Not much sleep was had, but it was worth it. I never regret my sleepless nights and days because I’m so motivated and inspired that if I had it my way I’d pull two months of all nighters if it wouldn’t kill me.

 

 

SH: Have you ever accidentally drank or was about to drink the dirty ‘paint’ water?
CD: Full disclosure….yes…hangs head in shame. I totally dunked my paint brush in my tea and didn’t realize it until I had a sip. Not surprising fact; Holbein Oil paints don’t taste good.

 

 

SH: What inspired the direction of your work for the upcoming show, Beauty in the Breakdown?
CD: This show is my 10yr anniversary show so I spent some time thinking about my journey as an artist over the past decade, from the beginning to present and was really fascinated by the journey my work seemed to take. People reflect who they are in their art and seeing who I was back then and who I am now was something that I wanted to explore. The work is an exploration of the many facets of myself as an artist and person so there is a wide variety of themes rather than one singular one. I equated it to a parfait, there is a layer of playfulness, sadness, romanticism and even the bizarre. Each piece is inspired by a different faction of myself but also a mixture of past and present. I am a hopeless romantic to this day but I’ve changed in 10 years, from a single girl to a married woman. I can look back at my early work and see a lot of themes of unrequited love, heartbreak and passion but rather than repeat that theme I wanted to blend it with who I am now, so it’s a more mature view about love I think.

 

Camilla d'Errico Caged
Camilla d’Errico “Caged” – Oil on Wood – 11″ x 15.75″

 

SH: What other artists work are you ‘fangirling’ over right now? 
CD: I am head over heels for Hikari Shimoda right now. I just had a show with her in NYC at Cotton Candy Machine and seeing her work in person was unbelievable. There is so much depth and layers in her work that will blow you away. She’s a total sweetheart so that makes her art that much more beautiful to me. I could look at her work for hours it’s so good.

 

 

SH: What motivated you to choose the life/career of an artist? 
CD: Poor life choices. Ha ha no I’m kidding. The truth is that I always wanted to be an artist since I was a kid. Anyone that knows me knows that even as a kid all I was interested in was drawing and watching cartoons…and dinosaurs. I would have been a paleontologist if I didn’t have such fair skin and burned like a lobster in a pot whenever I’m in the sun for 10 minutes. So I put all my eggs in the artist basket and worked hard to develop my style and career and I love it. I get to be a big kid and its great.

 

 

SH: What brand of paint so you use? What’s your favorite color and brush right now?
CD: I get asked this a lot, I use Holbein DUO oils. They are so delightful! I am in love with Ice Green, it’s like a soft teal that I wish I could just paint my entire house with, it would be so magical.

 

Camilla d'Errico CharlieCamilla d’Errico “Charlie” – Acrylic on Wood – 12″ x12″

 

SH: How long does it take to complete a single piece? Do you work on multiple pieces at one time?
CD: Honestly, it depends on the size and elements in the painting, plus how much energy I have during my painting sessions. I don’t even know how to measure how long it takes sometimes because I can work on a painting for a week from morning till the wee hours of the night. It can take anywhere from a month to a week and a half of hardcore painting and I tend to work on one at a time so it keeps things straightforward in my mind.

 

 

SH: What creative person; artist, musician, director, family member etc…  has had the most influence or inspired your own artistic voice?
CD: That’s a HUGE question  like casting a net into an ocean that connects to a lake. I don’t know that I have ONE person that has inspired me the most but rather a cast of characters that I can say have influenced me over the years. If I had to narrow it down to the people who have inspired me to be myself and given me the confidence to express myself freely then I’d say it would be my sisters, my bff and my ever supportive husband. The people who are closest to me have given me the support that I needed to be myself without worrying that I had to edit myself.

 

Camilla d'Errico Queen Beeatrice
Camilla d’Errico “Queen Beeatrice” – Oil on wood – 10.5″ x 15.5″

 

SH: What do you know now, that you wish you would have known when first embarking on your artistic career?
CD: I didn’t know that being an artist was also a business. I think with my heart first and my instinct is to just go with the passionate side of art without considering the consequences. It would have been great if I had known to consider the pragmatic side of being an artist I think I would have been better prepared for what it means to be a professional artist now.

 

 

SH: If your could invite 5 people dead or alive to a dinner party, who would be on your guest list and what’s on the menu?
CD: Oh my gosh…i kinda want to invite a guest list of fictional characters. I’ll answer this in two parts. Real life…hmm…. Leonardo DaVinci, Albert Einstein, Ian Somerhalder, Jane Austin and Cleopatra. I couldn’t imagine a crazier cast for a wildly inspiring dinner party! We’d eat a gigantic Italian meal that is 7 courses of carby goodness and end it with a glass of grappa over gelato. If I could have a dinner party with fictional characters I’d hate Damon Salvatore, Daryl Dixon, Dean Winchester, Mindy Lahiri and Tuxedo Mask. We would eat Chinese take-out because with that ensemble you know that it’s a safe bet, but i think by the end of the dinner half of us would be dead. It would be a memorable night thought and that’s what life’s all about after all.

 

Camilla d’Errico My Beautiful Celestia
Camilla d’Errico “My Beautiful Celestia” – Acrylic on canvas – 16″ x 20″

 

Beauty in the Breakdown new works by Camilla d’Errico & Sarah Joncas on view February 28th through March 21st.

Opening Reception with artists on hand: Saturday, February 28th 6-9PM

Artist Talk with Robert Williams Saturday February 28 : SLANG Aesthetics!

Robert Williams Artist Talk

Robert Williams: SLANG Aesthetics!
*showing in tandem with ’20 Years Under the Influence of Juxtapoz’

This Saturday, Feb. 28th at 2PM: Artist Talk with Robert Williams
Both exhibitions on view February 22nd – April 19th, 2015
Guest Curators: Andrew Hosner (Thinkspace) & Gary Pressman (Copro Gallery)

Located at:
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery
4800 Hollywood Blvd. in Los Angeles, CA
In the Barnsdall Art Park

Both exhibitions are sponsored in part by the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs and the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery. To contact the gallery please call 323.644.6269. Gallery hours are Thursday through Sunday from Noon to 5PM. For special tours and school groups, please contact Marta Feinstein at met_marta@sbcglobal.net or to arrange special adult tours, please contact Gabe Cifarelli at Gabriel.cifarelli@gmail.com – visit LAMAG on the web at www.lamag.org

New Prints Available : Camilla d’Errico, Sarah Joncas, and Anthony Clarkson

New prints available this Saturday, February 28, from Camilla d’Errico, Sarah Joncas, and Anthony Clarkson. Prints are only available at this time via in-person sales this Saturday at the opening reception. There are no phone or internet orders at this time, please do not call or email to ask. If any prints remain after the opening we will put them up on our webshop early next week and details will be shared on Monday via our mailing list.

cCamilla d'Errico Kitty Titties Print

Camilla d’Errico
‘Kitty Titties’
Edition of 50
12×18 inches
Hand-signed and numbered by the artist
Gold Leaf embellishment
Giclee print on Museo Portfolio Rag Paper
Printed with Epson Ultrachrome HDR Ink
$75 each

Sarah Joncas Secret Heart Print

Sarah Joncas
‘Secret Heart’
Edition of 50
16×20 inches
Hand-signed and numbered by the artist
Giclee print on Museo Portfolio Rag Paper
Printed with Epson Ultrachrome HDR Ink
$75 each

Anthony Clarkson Creature Comforts Print

Anthony Clarkson
‘Creature Comforts’
Edition of 25
14×14 inches
Hand-signed and numbered by the artist
Giclee print on Museo Portfolio Rag Paper
Printed with Epson Ultrachrome HDR Ink
$50 each

Beauty in the Breakdown – Sarah Joncas & Camilla d’Errico + free prints opening night!

 

beauty in the breakdown sarah joncas and camilla d'errico

In our main gallery:
Sarah Joncas & Camilla d’Errico
‘Beauty In The Breakdown’

Opening Reception with all three artists on hand:
Saturday, February 28th 6-9PM
Both exhibits on view February 28th through March 21st

Beauty In The Breakdown is an exhibition by two Canadian based artists who wear their femininity on their sleeves. Having first shown together almost a decade ago, this special exhibition is a reunion and anniversary of sorts for both artists.

Each artist wields a certain kind of mojo that make human hearts skip a beat. The more one looks at their works, the more one will start to see the emotional complexity that makes their paintings far deeper than just being eye candy for the soul. Their works span the full array of human emotions, from longing to innocence, to surreal flights of fantasy that only begin to hint at the more solemn emotions that most of us try and hide.

Sarah Joncas oil painting Schoolgirl Burial Sarah Joncas ‘Schoolgirl Burial’ – oil on canvas – 24×30 inches

Sarah Joncas was born in 1986 and grew up in both Hamilton and Niagara Falls, Ontario. Her interest in the visual arts developed at an early age, starting with the dedicated drawings of dinosaurs and lizards. Eventually the study and enjoyment of working from existing images stirred up the need in Sarah to create images of her own; ones that could reflect the world, yet also appease the personal feelings/ideas that she herself maintained. With this, her direction changed gradually from the world of animation, towards a path in fine art.
Joncas is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design and currently resides and works out of Toronto, Canada. Her work focuses on the mysterious lives of her female protagonists placed within film-noir atmospheres. In this exhibition, Joncas explores themes of mystery, troubled relationships and betrayal taking cues from modern day symbolism and contemporary technology.

Camilla d'Errico Madame Butterfly

Camilla d’Errico ‘Madame Butterfly’ – Oil on wood panel – 9.5×11.75 inches

Camilla d’Errico is a product of her split heritage, Italian and Canadian rolled into one: Italian fiestiness, Canadian politeness, and an early addiction to Saturday morning cartoons, comics and manga. Growing up she was more often doodling sexy damsels and dragons on her textbooks than reading them. In 1998 when Camilla first attended her first San Diego Comic Con she realised that a 9-5 day job would kill her and this was what she wanted to do. Thanks to her relentless energy, dedication, and just enough sleep deprivation, she has followed her dream of working creatively for a living.

Camilla’s unique style continues to be in demand and her client list includes Dark Horse Comics, Image Comics, Random House, Tokyopop, Hasbro, Disney, Sanrio, Neil Gaiman and she also works with video game and movie companies on character development. Her own characters and properties, Tanpopo and Helmetgirls, are loved by fans and followers and now inspire Cosplay costumes. She has successfully merchandised and licensed her beautiful artwork across a variety of categories: clothing, stationery and gift, accessories, art prints, etc. and continues to expand her licensing program. Her emotive and eloquent paintings have propelled her to the top of the ranks of the New Contemporary art movement
~ Free Prints To The 1st 30 Guests Through Our Doors This Saturday ~ 
Free to the 1st 30 guests through our doors this Saturday evening. Please do not call or email asking for one, they are strictly for our local patrons on opening night.
Camilla d'Errico 'Bubble Bubble Toil & Trouble

Camilla d’Errico
‘Bubble Bubble Toil & Trouble’
Edition of 30
8×10 inches
Hand-signed by the artist

Sarah Joncas Nightshade

Sarah Joncas
‘Nightshade’
Edition of 30
8×10 inches
Hand-signed by the artist