Esao Andrews ‘Farewell Avery’ opens Oct. 9th at Thinkspace


Esao Andrews is hard at work finishing things up on his debut LA solo show with Thinkspace that opens on Fri, Oct. 9th.

Below are a few close up shots from his studio of the works coming along. Look for an interview to be posted here with Esao sometime late next week as well.

Work in progress shot 2

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Esao Andrews
‘Farewell Avery’
Oct. 9th – Oct. 30th
@ Thinkspace

Esao will be in town for the opening reception, don’t miss it.

Looking ahead to this November at Thinkspace…

Timothy Karpinski - sneak peek at "My Heart Never Sleeps"
Timothy Karpinski - sneak peek at "My Heart Never Sleeps"
Turf One - sneak peek from "Shining Darkness"
Turf One - sneak peek from "Shinning Darkness"
Craig 'Skibs' Barker - sneak peek from "A Sight For Sore Eyes"
Craig 'Skibs' Barker - sneak peek from "Sight For Sore Eyes"

Timothy Karpinski ‘My Heart Never Sleeps’ (main gallery)
Turf One ‘Shinning Darkness’ (project room)
Craig ‘Skibs’ Barker ‘Sight For Sore Eyes’ (‘Fresh Faces’ series)

Opening: Fri, Nov. 6th 7-11PM
@ Thinkspace

Look for interviews and studio visits to be posted soon with all those showing with us this November.

Beyond Eden nears…

Chris Peters "Pray To Rothko" - 60x48"
Chris Peters "Pray To Rothko" - 60x48"

A multi-gallery event celebrating the new contemporary art scene in Los Angeles  

Opening Gala: Sat, October 10th 8PM-Midnight

Fair runs October 9th – October 11th

LA Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park
4800 Hollywood Blvd. (near the Vermont intersection)
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Galleries taking part:
Billy Shire Fine Arts, Black Maria Gallery, Carmichael Gallery of Contemporary Art, Copro Gallery, Crewest, drkrm, Gallery 1988, Gallery Nucleus, La Luz De Jesus, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LAMAG), LeBasse Projects, Subliminal Projects, Synchronicity Space and Thinkspace.

Some of the artists exhibiting at ‘Beyond Eden’ include:
WK Interact, Chris Mars, Dave Cooper, Liz McGrath, Amy Sol, Ekundayo, Ericailcane, Dabs Myla, Know Hope, Ron English, Brooks Salzwedel, Shepard Fairey, Paul Chatem, Jeff Soto, Chris Peters (shown above), Catherine Brooks, Scott Campbell, Junko Mizuno, Ronald Kurniawan, Nathan Ota, Caia Koopman, Scott Radke, Alexandros Vasmoulakis, Sumi Ink Club, Morgan Slade, and many more.

Live painters taking part in the ‘Artists Village’ located in the outside courtyard area: 
Mear One, Prince Parise, John Parks, Dabs Myla, Jesse Hotchkiss, Michael Pukac, Paul Torres, Anthony Clarkson, Sharktoof, Bumblebee, Unification Theory, and more to be confirmed over the coming week.

For a full list of events and more details, please check

Kent Williams curated group show next month at Merry Kernowsky…

Kent Williams "Mother & Daughter"
Kent Williams "Mother & Daughter"

Renowned LA based artist Kent Williams (shown above) will be curating a group show next month at Merry Karnowsky that celebrates art returning to the human form. “The Human Eclectic” will feature works from Jennifer Poon (shown below), Barron Storey, Mari Inukai, Chris Anthony, Jason Shawn Alexander, Kevin Llewellyn, Sara Escamilla, Peter Liashkov, Jon J. Muth, Aaron Smith, and Dean Karr.

Jennifer Poon "Cones"
Jennifer Poon "Cones"

Sat, Oct. 17th 8-11PM
Merry Karnowsky Gallery
170 S. La Brea Ave. in Los Angeles

Hello Kitty show at Royal/T this October

Yosuke Ueno "Always" - 64x51"
Yosuke Ueno "Always" - 64x51"

Hello Kitty has long been a muse to artists & designers worldwide and has brought smiles to fans for 35 years now. In honor of her 35th Anniversary celebration, Sanrio has put together an amazing event that will grace Culver City this October.

‘Three Apples’ is a multi-dimensional exhibition and celebration of all things Hello Kitty running from October 23 to November 15. The three week celebration will kick-off with a VIP event, followed by a residence at Royal/T cafe / shop / art space in Culver City, CA. ‘Three Apples’ is open to the public and free of charge and will feature an art exhibition, unique product and design displays, a one-of-a-kind shop, and special events for fans of all ages – all celebrating Hello Kitty!

The main event (for us anyways) – the ‘Three Apples’ Art Show
Featuring works created by Hello Kitty fans including Gary Baseman, Ron English, Amanda Visell, Buff Monster, Camilla d’Errico, Tara McPherson, Kathie Olivas, Luke Chueh, Jeremyville, Travis Louie, Yoskay Yamamoto, Deph, Melissa Haslam, Hush, Nate Frizzell, Colin Christian, and Yosuke Ueno (pictured above). These are just a few of the 60+ artists that have interpreted their vision of Hello Kitty in one-of-a kind pieces on display. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the art will donated to L.A. Works – a nonprofit, volunteer action center that creates and implements hands-on community service projects throughout the greater Los Angeles area.

‘Three Apples’ will also feature a Hello Kitty ‘apartment’ as well as a product retrospective featuring several rare items dating back to 1974, including several Japan only releases on view for all to enjoy. There will even be a Hello Kitty robot on hand… something for everyone to say the least.

‘Three Apples’ Events Overview:
During the course of the three week celebration, fans of all ages are invited to special events including a Halloween party, Hello Kitty breakfasts, movie nights screening live action Hello Kitty & Friends features straight from Japan, Japanese underground “cosplay” costume events, special appearances and signings by Hello Kitty creators and of course, a Hello Kitty birthday party on November 1! All events will be open to the public, free of charge.

Fri, Oct. 23rd
8910 Washington Blvd. in Culver City

Show runs through Nov. 15th… stay tuned for add’l details. Some great sneak peeks of add’l works can be seen over on AM here.