This coming November marks our 5 Year Anniversary with Thinkspace
and it has proven to be one hell of a ride. As we prepare to take things to the next level both in terms of presentation and profile with our upcoming move to our new 2,400 sq. ft. space in the heart of the Culver City gallery district, we felt it would be cool to look back and revisit some of the shows that helped establish us as a gallery.
We'll kick off the 'Flashback' series with a look at our inaugural show, 'Picks Of The Harvest: Batch One'
which took place at our first location just off Melrose near Fairfax (in the shadow of Brooklyn Projects and SURU) in November of 2005. Our debut show drew well over 1,000 art lovers and featured live painting on the side and back of our gallery from none other than Buff Monster
and Mear One
- both drew massive crowds that blocked the alleyway all evening long watching these monsters at work.
As for the show itself, it was the beginning of our ongoing relationships with such now established artists as Audrey Kawasaki, Ekundayo and Anthony Clarkson and also included works from the likes of Dalek, Greg 'Craola' Simkins, Lola, Sean Christopher, Thomas Han, Anthony Ausgang, Nathan Spoor, Lesley Reppeteaux, Mark Price, Dan Quintana, Ronald Kurniawan, and several others that have gone on to become regular fixtures in the new contemporary art movement.
Check out pics from the opening night here:
Thank you all for the years of ongoing support! We look forward to all that lay ahead at our new location in Culver City and are more energized then ever before to showcase the most exciting artists from the new contemporary art movement. We can't wait for all to see the new space when we open on Fri, April 9th. Don't miss it!
2005 - 2010: Five years strong and just getting started.
My Love For You Is A Stampede Of Horses
recently traveled to Brooklyn to visit the studio of Anthony Pontius
as he prepared for his upcoming show with us, taking place at our new space in Culver City this April.
View the full studio visit from Meighan here:
'the caped cobra and his merry band of riders'
The debut LA solo exhibition from NY based artist Anthony Pontius.
"The caped cobra and his merry band of riders are a group of humans that evolved during the end of the technological world of old in order to survive, they must coexist with nature by any means much like early human nomads. The band traverse the land searching for their long lost connections to the world as they grow the union creates their new identity the caped cobra is the elder of the group. He has reached his goal, he is the most experienced and unified. The merry band of riders represent the youth and the future of the culture. They are represented at various stages of their journeys. The entire group of paintings and drawings document all of the stages that are required for the riders to exist...there are over 30 paintings and drawings that depict the rise of the troupe
." - Anthony Pontius commenting on his new body of work
Exhibition runs: April 9th -April 30th, 2010
Friday, April 9th, 2010 7-10PM with artist in attendance
Check out additional photos from Anthony’s studio here:
6009 Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232
*Studio pics courtesy of My Love For You...
We just posted opening night photos from our current March exhibitions - 'Refuge'
featuring new works from Armsrock
and Imminent Disaster
plus 'Nurturing The Uneased Soul'
from Tran Nguyen
View the full set of pics from the opening night festivities for both exhibits here:
This week/weekend is your last chance to catch these amazing shows in person. We have to take the exhibits down a couple days earlier than planned due to our upcoming move to Culver City, so this Sunday is the last day to view our March exhibitions before we close up our Silver Lake location for good.
Join us this Thursday through Sun from 1-6PM - the final days of our current location
! The end of an era here in Silver Lake and time to start the next chapter in our history.
4210 Santa Monica Blvd (in Silver Lake area of LA)