‘5 Years / 5 Questions’ with Craig “Skibs” Barker – Thinkspace 5 Year Anniversary Show (Sat, Nov. 6th)

Craig "Skibs" Barker - 'I Can Not Change The Future But I'll Find You If You're Gone' - Oil and mixed media

This November Thinkspace will celebrate our 5 Year Anniversary. To help celebrate we’ve put together a group show we can’t wait for everyone to see this coming November.

’5 Years / 5 Questions’ with Craig “Skibs” Barker

Tell us a little bit about your piece for Thinkspace’s ‘5 Year Anniversary Show’ this November?
My piece is an expansion of my previous work exploring interpersonal relationships, and non-verbal communication. With inspiration taken from pop culture, literature, music and printed material I combine figurative, abstract, and mixed media styles to explore these relationships and unspoken conversations.

What were you doing back in 2005 when Thinkspace started?
In 2005 I was finishing my painting degree from CSUF and was just beginning to show my mixed media paintings. Also, with some help from Jason Maloney, began showing my work at the Cannibal Flower shows in LA.

Name 5 things you can’t live without in your studio?
1. Paint 2. Brushes 3. Respirator 4. Music 5. Comfortable chair

Where do you hope to be 5 years from now?
Happy and healthy with painting as my only job, and making a living at it!!!

What have you got coming up in 2011?
My main focus for 2011 is a 3 person show I will be in at Thinkspace Gallery in March with Derek Gores, Liz Brizzi and myself.

Artist website: www.skibsart.com
Artist blog: http://skibsart.blogspot.com/

Check out the ‘Sneak Peek’ for our 5 Year Anniversary group show here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/thinkspace/sets/72157625035068712/

‘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

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