’5 Years / 5 Questions’ with Lindsey Carr – Thinkspace 5 Year Anniversary Show (Sat, Nov. 6th)
“To celebrate their 5 Year Anniversary, Thinkspace Gallery is putting on the mother of all shows.” - MyModernMet.com
’5 Years / 5 Questions’ with Lindsey Carr
Tell us a little bit about your piece for Thinkspace’s ’5 Year Anniversary Show’ this November?
The piece is named Dukkha and is inspired by 19th Century Chinese bird and flower paintings which were made for export to England. I love their strange mix of oriental and western sensibilities. The flowers are Magnolias with a central Lotus flower and among its leaves are European Bee Eaters doing some of the basic activities necessary for survival. The term Dukkha is sanskrit and usually translates as ‘suffering’ but some say it is better translated as ‘Unease’ – it’s a commonly used term in Buddhist philosophy.
What were you doing back in 2005 when Thinkspace started?
I moved from London to Scotland and started painting again after many, many years!
Name 5 things you can’t live without in your studio?
Aside from obvious things like paints and paper:
Kitchen roll. Clean water. A mirror. Good reference materials. An audio book.
Where do you hope to be 5 years from now?
Alive and well and painting all the time.
What have you got coming up in 2011?
My first solo show! Which is in the UK in February at Imagine Gallery and then I’ll be in your project room in September! Which i’m thoroughly excited about.
Artist website: http://pickle-town.typepad.com/lindsey_carr/
Check out the ‘Sneak Peek’ for our 5 Year Anniversary group show here:
‘5 Year Anniversary Show’
Group exhibition showcasing 48 artists representing our past, present and future with a featured installation from Johnny ‘KMNDZ’ Rodriguez
Opening Reception: Sat, Nov. 6th, 2010 7-10PM
On view: Nov. 6th – Nov. 27th, 2010
Thinkspace / 6009 Washington Blvd in Culver City / www.thinkspacegallery.com