Hi-Fructose Vol. 13 coming this October…

Hi Fruc 13

Coming in October! Featuring mesmerizing cover artist Lori Earley and focusing on her new show “Laments and Lullabies“, a feature interview with amazing painter Joe Sorren, the swirling DNA structures of Mia Brownell’s “un-still life’s,” an in-depth feature article with sculptor Kris Kuksi, the dynamic art of Dave Kinsey, the ethereal paintings of Eric Fortune, the eerie paintings of Candice Tripp and drawings by Christopher Burch, the art of Sam Weber, and the powerful sculptures of Harma Heikens. See more previews of Vol.13 here and pre-order it here.

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.