Thinkspace wants to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season. Thank you to all our friends, artists and loyal collectors for making 2009 one of our most successful years yet. We look forward to making 2010 even bigger and better and we’re excited to have you all along with us for the ride.
HOLIDAY HOURS: Thurs, Dec. 24th – CLOSED Fri, Dec. 25th – CLOSED Sat, Dec. 26th – Open 1-5PM Sun, Dec. 27th – CLOSED Thurs, Dec. 31st – Open 1-5PM Fri, Jan. 1st – CLOSED Sat, Jan. 2nd – 1-4PM (last chance to view our December exhibitions)
After the holidays we will be shipping back some of the artwork we currently have on hand to make room for the year ahead, so please be sure to check out our available inventory. We currently have original works from international artists like Esao Andrews, Andy Kehoe, Yosuke Ueno, Imminent Disaster, Stella Im Hultberg, Camilla d’Errico, Timothy Karpsinski, Joao Ruas, KuKula, Anthony Clarkson, Mr. Jago, Dabs Myla, Fafi, ARMSROCK, Caia Koopman, Ekundayo, Tran Nguyen, Kelly Vivanco, Sarah Joncas, Turf One, Scott Radke, Tony Philippou and many more available for immediate purchase. We can’t think of a better way to start off the new year than treating yourself to an original work of art.
“A Cry For Help” – opens Friday, January 8th, 2010
One of the 1st big shows of the new year opens in just a couple short weeks.
"A Cry For Help” is a special benefit exhibition with the goal of raising awareness about the plight of animals in our modern world. Featuring more than 100 artists who represent every branch of the new contemporary scene, this show has been curated with an eye to representing the unique and innovative attributes of a select group of seasoned veterans and fresh-eyed newcomers from five continents. In keeping with the benefit's mission, each artist will explore different facets of our complicated relationship with the creatures with whom we share this planet.
Though we live in the city, animals exist all around us – they sleep in our beds, creep past our windows at night and visit us in our dreams. Symbolizing all that is free, unspoiled and elemental in the world, they also comfort us with guileless affection, amuse us with their playful abandon, and represent us metaphorically in a million works of art and literature. In every niche of the new contemporary scene, artists have employed animals to envisage concepts ranging from the wonder of childhood to the death of nature, while exploiting an ever-widening array of aesthetics, from surreal naturalism to street fables, apocalyptic visions to modern mythology, uncanny allegories to sylvan dreamscapes.
In celebration of the magnificent creatures with whom we share the planet, Thinkspace will donate 20% of the sale price of each piece of art to Born Free USA and the Animal Protection Institute, which operate jointly as a non-profit organization that advocates worldwide for the ethical treatment and protection of animals, and also maintains a large sanctuary for rescued primates. Throughout the month, the gallery will host pet adoptions, slide shows, lectures and more. The world can indeed be changed through random individual acts of kindness, so please don't miss this opportunity to kick off the New Year with a good deed, as well as a great piece of art.
For more information, or to request a preview of the show, please contact the gallery at email@example.com
Please click here to view the complete lineup for this very special show, as well as links to all the participating artist’s websites. Over 100 artists will be taking part, including an installation from Bumblebee.
Click here to take a ‘sneak peek’ at the works from “A Cry For Help”.
Coming up in 2010 get ready for Thinkspace to keep the momentum going strong with solo shows from Damon Soule, Yosuke Ueno, Joao Ruas, Brian M. Viveros, Anthony Pontius, Tran Nguyen, Ekundayo, Allison Sommers, Mr. Jago, Brett Amory, Sarah Joncas, Seth Armstrong, Dan-ah Kim plus Imminent Disaster and ARMSROCK return for a very special 2-person show that is not to be missed.
If all that wasn’t enough, we’ll also be putting together a huge group show to celebrate our 5th Anniversary to take place in November.
We’ll be taking our unique blend of contemporary art on the road again this year as well with special curated shows planned for London, England and Portland, OR this summer. More on both of these special shows soon.
View our complete 2010 program here.
Thinkspace Gallery 4210 Santa Monica Blvd. in Los Angeles (in the Silver Lake area near Sunset Junction) http://www.thinkspacegallery.com