Opening night at Thinkspace (Camilla, Caia, Nathan, Lilly, etc)…

Front installation view of 'Vain Remains'
Front installation view of 'Vain Remains'

Opening night went off huge last Friday at Thinkspace – one of our biggest crowds in a few months for the opening of ‘Vain Remains’ from Camilla d’Errico and Caia Koopman along with new works on paper in the project room from Lilly Piri, Fumi Nakamura and Yuki Yamaguchi alongside a collection of new works from the up and coming Nathan DeYoung.

Read on for a selection of choice pics from the nights festivities. For a full collection of pics from the opening night action, check here. Pictures of all the works in the show framed and on exhibit are also included in the Flickr set.

If you missed them, we posted interviews with both Caia (here) and Camilla (here), so be sure to check those out and look for an interview to be posted here next week with Nathan DeYoung as well.

Camilla d'Errico alongside her work
Camilla d'Errico alongside her work
"Upside Down Mirror" from Camilla d'Errico
"Upside Down Mirror" from Camilla d'Errico
Camilla works a packed house
Camilla works a packed house
Caia Koopman alongside her work
Caia Koopman alongside her work
"Auspicious Herodias" from Caia Koopman
"Auspicious Herodias" from Caia Koopman
Natan DeYoung alongside his work
Nathan DeYoung alongside his work
The work of Nathan DeYoung
The work of Nathan DeYoung
Packed house inside and out
Packed house inside and out
Partial view of the project room
Partial view of the project room
Main gallery view
Main gallery view

View the works from ‘Vain Remains’ here.

View the works from Lilly, Fumi and Yuka here.

View the works from Nathan DeYoung here.

All exhibits on view through Oct. 1st – don’t miss ’em!

Thinkspace
4210 Santa Monica Blvd in Los Angeles (near Sunset Junction in Silver Lake area)

Juxtapoz 15th Anniversary Auction (Thinkspace donations)…

Anthony Pontius - "The Crooners"
Anthony Pontius - "The Crooners"

Thinkspace is honored to have been invited to help curate “The Big Payback“, the upcoming 15th Anniversary Auction for Juxtapoz Magazine. We’ve gathered works from over 20 artists we work and donated them on behalf of the artists to be featured alongside over 100 other international artists to help benefit the Powerhouse Project in Detroit. The art auction will help raise funds to purchase and renovate foreclosed and abandoned homes in the Detroit area (one of the hardest hit areas during this current economic crisis).

Check out part 1 of our recap on Juxtapoz here and part 2 here to view the first batch of donated works. There’s more to come, as the last shipment just arrived at Juxtapoz’ offices in SF late this past week, so look for part 3 of our recap to be posted sometime in the week ahead.

“Unafraid to test out something new, Thinkspace is constantly pushing boundaries and exposing new and exciting artists that often go on to exhibit internationally, while maintaining ties to the gallery that helped them start it all. This is not to say Thinkspace only showcases emerging talent, as a quick look at their roster proves Thinkspace has their proverbial finger directly on the pulse of contemporary art.” – JUXTAPOZ

Artists taking part on behalf of Thinkspace include:
Allison Sommers, Ekundayo, Anthony Clarkson, Craig ‘Skibs’ Barker, Sarah Joncas, Cherri Wood, Tran Nguyen, Dan-ah Kim, Catherine Brooks, Erik Siador, Brandi Milne, Nathan DeYoung, Dabs Myla, Tony Philippou, Joshua Mays, Anthony Pontius, Brett Amory, Kelly Vivanco, David MacDowell and a couple more in the works.

In addition to those we’ve curated to be in the show, also expect works in the auction from over 100 other national and internationally renowned contemporary artists including Matthew Barney, Swoon, CR Stecyk III, Shepard Fairey, Robert Williams, Todd Schorr, Estevan Oriol, Mister Cartoon, Doze Green, Todd “Reas” James, Thomas Campbell, Tim Biskup, KR, Big Daddy Roth, WK Interact, Clayton Brothers, Andrew Schoultz, James Jean, Ron English, David Choe, Mike Giant, Paul Insect, Jeremy Fish, Alex Pardee, Saber, David Ellis, Boogie, D*Face, Cody Hudson, Herbert Baglione, Craola, and more along with add’l curatorial assistance from Shooting Gallery, Copro Gallery, New Image Art, Jonathan LeVine Gallery, Fifty24SF Gallery, Subliminal Projects, Show & Tell, and White Walls.

From November 9-19, 2009, the public will be able to bid on the artwork online (link to follow). Additionally, in celebration of the auction and Juxtapoz’s 15th anniversary, Upper Playground in collaboration with SA Studios will host an exclusive event in Los Angeles on November 14th, 2009 at The Factory Place Arts Complex to view the featured artwork on display and meet with the contributing artists. More info to follow soon on this.

Keep tabs on the auction via daily updates at http://www.juxtapoz.com/auction/  

More on Powerhouse Project:
http://www.powerhouseproject.com
http://www.powerhouseproject.com/blog

TLP and Lister opening night shots posted over at AM…

Demi Moore with The London Police
Demi Moore with The London Police

As mentioned here previously, I have been writing for the awesome Arrested Motion site. Just posted a couple great recaps from two of my favorite shows from this past weekend. Look for opening night recaps to be posted in the next day or so there for The London Police at Carmichael Gallery (shown above) and Anthony Lister at New Image Art (shown below).

Anthony Lister
Anthony Lister

My ‘recommended show openings’ are also being posted over at AM now as well, but with an expanded outlook focusing on the world’s hottest shows, not just those in LA, so please be sure to check in there every Thursday for that action and don’t forget to always check back here every Wed or Thur for the expanded local LA version, that we’ve been posting and spreading around LA for over six years strong now.

Recommended openings for this weekend…

Hellovon - showing this Sat at Cerasoli
Hellovon - showing this Sat at Cerasoli

Thurs, Sept. 17th 7-10PM
Munky King
7308 Melrose in Los Angeles
“Smash Party!” featuring the release of David Pressler’s “Angry Clobber Monkey” vinyl figure
www.munkyking.com  

Fri, Sept. 18th 6-8PM
GR2
2062 Sawtelle Blvd in Los Angeles / 310.445.9276
Book signing event with James Jean – Jean will be signing copies of “Kindling” and “PR3” along with his recent skate decks released by Giant Robot
(One-night only event)
www.gr2.net  

Sat, Sept. 19th 6-9PM
The Armory Center for the Arts
145 N. Raymond Ave. in Pasadena / 626.792.5101
“Inside/Out: Armory 20th Anniversary Exhibition” featuring site specific installations around Pasadena plus a display of works from the likes of Barry McGee, Ed Ruscha, Carl Cheng, Daniel Buren, Michael C. McMillen, Carlos Mollura, Matthew Moore, Barbara T. Smith, Sarah Perry, Rudy Perez and many more
(On view through Dec. 31st)
http://www.armoryarts.org/  

Sat, Sept. 19th 6-9PM
Cerasoli Gallery
8530-B Washington Blvd in Culver City
“Semblance” featuring new works from Hellovon + “The Initiation” featuring new works from Derek Albeck and French + “Relics and Warnings” featuring new works from Michele Carlson
www.cerasoligallery.com  

Sat, Sept. 19th 7-11PM
Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street in Alhambra
“Terrible Yellow Eyes” group show curated by Cory Godbey (creator of TerribleYellowEyes.com) featuring works inspired by the classic ‘Where The Wild Things Are’
(On view through Oct. 6th)
www.gallerynucleus.com  

Sat, Sept. 19th 6:30-10PM
GR2
2062 Sawtelle Blvd in Los Angeles / 310.445.9276
“Prints at GR2” featuring sold-out prints from the likes of Takashi Murakami, Chiho Aoshima, David Choe and Ai Yamaguchi – obviously the show with Eishi Takaoka we had hyped a bit back that was planned for Sept has been pushed, huge letdown… but this looks to be a cool event for sure.
(On view through Oct. 14th)
www.gr2.net

Sat, Sept. 19th 7PM
Surf VS. Skate Group Show
97 N. Coast Hwy. 101 in Encinitas
The 1st Annual Surf VS. Skate Group Show featuring Quicksilver and Roxy artists – come enjoy free beer, tunes from DJ Kiyo – portion of the proceeds raised will go to Stoked Mentoring

COMING UP NEXT MONTH:

October 9th, 10th, 11th
BEYOND EDEN ART FAIR
A multi-gallery event celebrating the new contemporary art scene in Los Angeles
LA Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park
4800 Hollywood Blvd.(near the Vermont intersection) in Los Angeles
For full details, check out www.beyondedenartfair.com

James Jean book signing this Fri at GR2

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James Jean book signing at GR2
Friday, September 18th 6-8PM
2062 Sawtelle Blvd. in Los Angeles
www.gr2.net

Jean will be signing, Kindling, a high-quality, oversized, keepsake portfolio featuring 12 previously unpublished prints, in addition to the third installment of his highly collectible, limited-edition art book series, Process Recess. Also available will be Jean’s skateboard decks made to commemorate the 15th anniversary of Giant Robot magazine and sold exclusively by the Giant Robot stores.