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Thinkspace at BEYOND EDEN 2011

September 13th, 2011 Comments off

The work of Stephanie Ann Buer which we'll be debuting in LA at BEYOND EDEN

BEYOND EDEN 2011 is quickly approaching – less than 3 weeks to go now. We’ve more advertising and marketing in place than ever before, so we’re really looking forward to one hell of a show. Not to mention all the folks that will be in town for the big Pacific Standard Time event and the numerous new fairs invading LA this Sept/Oct.

Currently getting our artists geared up for the show and the new works coming in so far are just magical. I know all the other galleries are putting together some awesome exhibits as well and will do me proud. It’s an honor to put this event together for the people of LA and to also help bring attention to the amazing grounds of the Barnsdall Art Park and the LA Municipal Art Gallery where the event is held.

Showing with Thinkspace this year at Beyond Eden:
Anthony Clarkson
Brett Amory
Brian M. Viveros
Craig “Skibs” Barker
David Cooley
David MacDowell
Jacub Gagnon
Jason Thielke
Jeremy Hush
Kelly Allen
Kelly Vivanco
Rod Luff
Sarah Joncas
Scott Radke
Seth Armstrong
Stephanie Ann Buer
Tran Nguyen
Yosuke Ueno

Euth on the streets of Los Angeles

If that wasn’t enough we’ve also teamed up with local artist Euth to shine a light on some of the most intriguing artists currently gracing the streets of Los Angeles with their work.

“Creator / Spectator”
Presented by Thinkspsace and curated by Euth

The artists chosen to participate in “Creator / Spectator” represent the outside circle of underground art in Los Angeles. These are individuals exploring concepts deeply rooted in their own personal history and that are not looking to follow in the footsteps of those who came before them. Each artist was selected because their work is not simply about a name and a product, but more so about who he or she is as a individual – this is not a group working towards a common title or theme like “street art” but instead a group of individuals who have found common ground in a medium that promotes the individuality of each component explored.

This exhibit looks to explore beyond the mentality that the medium is the message. This is about a path of life chosen by these artists that constitutes the very nature of who they are. Each artist involved in this show offers something unique to the city of Los Angeles, a personal message to which they are both creator and spectator.

Featuring works from:
Cat Cult
Corrina Corina
CRYPTIK
Duart JDI
Euth
Line Line Dot
NOMADE
Smog City

Curated by Euth
http://hauntedeuth.com/home.html

All taking place at BEYOND EDEN 2011

OPENING RECEPTION: Sat, October 1st 6-11PM
ALSO ON VIEW on Sun, October 2nd from Noon-5PM

Gallery LineUp:
Thinkspace
La Luz De Jesus
Copro Gallery
Toy Art Gallery
Gallery Nucleus
C.A.V.E. Gallery

Special Exhibits from:
Spoke Art presents ‘Round III’ – the LA stop of the traveling ‘Quentin vs. Coens’ exhibit)

“Creator / Spectator” – showcase of LA street artists curated by local street artist Euth and presented by Thinkspace

Cannibal Flower – group show featuring emerging LA area artists / celebrating 11 years strong

In the media room:
A special showcase of the ‘best of’ Sketch Theater (popular online site showcasing artists creating works from scratch on camera that is filmed from above)

Presented by:
Arrested Motion
Blik Wall Graphics
Color Ink Book
Daily Dujour
Hi-Fructose
Juxtapoz
Lee Joseph Publicity for the Visual Arts
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery Associates (LAMAGA)
Sketch Theater
Sour Harvest
Warholian

Please join us this October 1st and October 2nd as we spotlight some of the best the New Contemporary Art Movement has to offer.

Website: www.beyondedenartfair.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/BeyondEden

‘Street Art Saved My Life: 39 New York Stories’ on view through Sept. 4th at C.A.V.E.

August 25th, 2011 Comments off

LUDO on the streets of LA as part of the 'LA Free Walls Project'

Street Art Saved My Life isn’t just street art in a gallery — Harrington and Rojo asked artists to play off of their street art to contribute fine art works that use a variety of mediums and work in the no-context space of a gallery. This yielded a surprisingly thoughtful and earnest outcome: in an artistic culture known for its focus on anarchic self-expression, it is surprising to see that so many pieces in the exhibit comment on serious social issues in an immediate way.” - LA Weekly

‎”In the spotlight created by MOCA’s ‘Art in the Streets’, many galleries have offered group shows in LA promoting different visions of what is purported to be ‘quality’ or even ‘the best’ street art. Unlike many pretenders that have come before it, ‘Street Art Saved My Life’ is the real deal and definitely worth a visit.” - DailyDujour.com

“The show is an interesting concept and definitely serves as one of the more thought out ones from recent memory. 39 (mostly NYC) artists have been selected by BSA for their consistent use of narratives in their work; artists who utilize the streets as a forum for their stories and storytelling are the focus. The inclusion of both established and emerging artists, along with the intriguing concept, make this more than your standard street art show and it looks to be a great alternative view of the scene.” - HiFructose.com

“The show was meant to display the current street art scene that’s taking place across New York and the surrounding areas. Although not all artists were born in that region, all of them have left their stamp on the East Coast street art scene one way or another and this exhibit was meant to show this in the best light possible. Although it can be difficult to feature a wide group of artists during one exhibit, the surrounding theme held the show in place. A great majority of the art focused on the New York experience but it also helped illuminate personal stories that touched more on the topic of family, friendships, and politics. Overall, the show featured a great collection of artists and various styles, so for anyone looking for a peek into the current street art movement happening in the East Coast, make sure you stop by before it closes on September 4th.” - ArrestedMotion.com

Check out LA Weekly’s coverage of the show and an interview with some of the featured artists here:
http://blogs.laweekly.com/stylecouncil/2011/08/street_art_saved_my_life_cave.php

Check out Brooklyn Street Art’s coverage of the show here:
www.brooklynstreetart.com/theblog/?p=23559

Check out Arrested Motion’s full coverage of the show here:
http://arrestedmotion.com/2011/08/openings-“street-art-saved-my-life”-c-a-v-e-gallery/

Catch BSA’s coverage of the artists at work around Venice and LA here:
www.brooklynstreetart.com/theblog/?p=23517

Some great pics of NohJColey and Hellbent at work in Venice also viewable here:
http://dailydujour.com/2011/08/11/nohjcoley-hellbent-in-venice/

Coverage from Platinum Cheese of the opening festivities here:
http://platinumcheese.com/2011/08/17/street-art-saved-my-life-c-a-v-e-gallery/

View our pics from the opening here:
www.flickr.com/photos/thinkspace/sets/72157627452275856/

Some amazing works are still available – view the show online here:
www.thinkspacegallery.com/2011/08/project2/works-street.php

‘Street Art Saved My Life: 39 New York Stories’

Curated by Steven P. Harrington and Jaime Rojo, founders of Brooklyn Street Art
In collaboration with Thinkspace

On view through September 4th

C.A.V.E. Gallery
1108 Abbot Kinney Blvd. in Venice
www.cavegallery.net

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Final days to view ‘Street Cred: Graffiti Art from Concrete to Canvas’ at the PMCA

August 24th, 2011 Comments off

Ekundayo "Mother To Another Dimension" - acrylic, aerosol and ink on paper adhered to wood

Next week will be your last chance to view ‘Street Cred: Graffiti Art from Concrete to Canvas’ out in Pasadena at the PMCA

The show is on view through September 4th – don’t sleep and miss this one!

Check out a set of pics documenting Ekundayo’s creation of his piece for the exhibit here:
www.flickr.com/photos/thinkspace/sets/72157627512978040/

Artists featured in the exhibition include: Michael Alvarez, Angst, Chaz Bojórquez, Codak, Greg ‘Craola’ Simkins, Dash, Ekundayo, Ewok, Eye, Gajin Fujita, Haste, Alex Kizu, Kofie, Man One, Mear, Juan Carlos Muñoz, Nicnak, Push, Risk, Jeff Soto, Evan Skrederstu, Retna, Revok, Saber, Jesse Simon, Siner, Skept and Zes

Pasadena Museum of California Art
490 East Union Street in Pasadena
www.pmcaonline.org

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TONIGHT in Venice at C.A.V.E. Gallery – ‘Street Art Saved My Life’ opens!!!

August 12th, 2011 Comments off

'Street Art Saved My Life' at C.A.V.E. - photo © Jaime Rojo

TONIGHT is the night. ’Street Art Saved My Life: 39 New York Stories‘ opens to the public. We’ve been working on this one for the past several months with Steven P. Harrington and Jaime Rojo of Brooklyn Street Art along with Patrick Iaconis and Tanya Patsaourus of C.A.V.E. Gallery in Venice and it is so rewarding to see everything all hung and ready for this evening.

Many thanks also to the good folks at Juxtapoz, LA FreeWalls, HuffPost Arts, and the LA MOCA for all their help in spreading the good word and lining up all the outside festivities surrounding tonight’s public opening. Also, an extra special thanks to Patrick and Tanya at the C.A.V.E. for going above and beyond this past week as nine artists from all over the world arrived into Venice to paint murals on walls that Patrick has arranged with local business owners. The results are just awesome and we look forward to sharing them with you here in the week ahead.

‎”In the spotlight created by MOCA’s ‘Art in the Streets’, many galleries have offered group shows in LA promoting different visions of what is purported to be ‘quality’ or even ‘the best’ street art. Unlike many pretenders that have come before it, ‘Street Art Saved My Life’ is the real deal and definitely worth a visit.” - DailyDujour.com

The show is hung, the brand new pieces out back by Creepy, Gilf!, NohJColey, Adam Void, Hellbent, and Tiptoe are still wet, and Patrick just rollered a thick layer of black on the floors to cover up the mess we made. People from 7 or 8 countries have put in such personal and meaningful pieces, the quality is high, and so are a lot people in LA we’ve discovered. And there are a few surprises that you won’t believe – like Futura’s piece called “Brooklyn Street Art”, made of, guess what? And Nick Walker’s piece and accompanying mannequin will raise some eyebrows no doubt.- BrooklynStreetArt.com

‘Street Art Saved My Life: 39 New York Stories’

Curated by Steven P. Harrington and Jaime Rojo, founders of Brooklyn Street Art
In collaboration with Thinkspace

Opening TONIGHT at C.A.V.E. Gallery in Venice, CA – Friday, August 12th 6-10pm

Take a ‘sneak peek’ at the show here:
www.flickr.com/photos/thinkspace/sets/72157627092032178/

Facebook event page: www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=264535583563329

www.brooklynstreetart.com/theblog/
www.thinkspacegallery.com
www.cavegallery.net

Juxtapoz interview Over Under, Radical and Tip Toe in anticipation of ‘Street Art Saved My Life: 39 New York Stories’

August 9th, 2011 Comments off

Over Under on the streets of NY - © Jaime Rojo

To help introduce art lovers to some of the Street Artists in the upcoming show “Street Art Saved My Life: 39 New York Stories”, Thinkspace arranged to have Steven P. Harrington and Jaime Rojo of Brooklyn Street Art connect with a number of the artists in the exhibit so they could take part in the “Back Talk” interview series made popular by the good folks at Juxtapoz. Many thanks to Juxtapoz for running this series of interviews and to Steven and Jaime for all the hard work putting them together and for writing the beautiful introductory paragraphs that accompany each interview.

Check out the full ‘Back Talk’ interview with Over Under (work pictured above) here:
www.juxtapoz.com/Current/back-talk-a-conversation-with-overunder

Radical! on the streets of NY - © Jaime Rojo

Check out the full ‘Back Talk’ interview with Radical here:
www.juxtapoz.com/Current/back-talk-a-conversation-with-radical

Tip Toe on the streets of NY - © Jaime Rojo

Check out the full ‘Back Talk’ interview with Tip Toe here:
www.juxtapoz.com/Current/back-talk-a-conversation-with-tiptoe

‘Street Art Saved My Life: 39 New York Stories’

Curated by Steven P. Harrington and Jaime Rojo, founders of Brooklyn Street Art
In collaboration with Thinkspace

Opening at C.A.V.E. Gallery in Venice, CA on Friday, August 12th 6-10pm

Take a ‘sneak peek’ at the show here:
www.flickr.com/photos/thinkspace/sets/72157627092032178/

www.brooklynstreetart.com/theblog/
www.thinkspacegallery.com
www.cavegallery.net