Digital preview for ‘Impetus’ – Thinkspace at the University of AZ

'Impetus' - main gallery view at the University of Arizona's Joseph Gross Gallery

Thinkspace at the University of Arizona’s Joseph Gross Gallery


Opening Reception: Thurs, Sept. 8th 5-6:30PM

The Joseph Gross Gallery at the University of Arizona
1031 N. Olive Road, Tucson, AZ 85721

Take a sneak peek here:

DABS MYLA's mural for 'Impetus' at the University of Arizona

Featuring new works from:
Kelly Allen
Brett Amory
Seth Armstrong
Ana Bagayan
David Bray
Liz Brizzi
Catherine Brooks
Adam Caldwell
David Cooley
Jacub Gagnon
Duncan Jago
Timothy Karpinski
Jen Lobo
David MacDowell
Pedro Matos
Tran Nguyen
Kevin Peterson
Jeff Ramirez
Allison Sommers
Linnea Strid
Jason Thielke
Yosuke Ueno
Kelly Vivanco

PLUS a special mural installation by DABS MYLA

Ana Bagayan 'Mire' - oil on wood panel - 24x17" / 61x43cm (2011)

View the works in ‘Impetus‘ via our digital preview here:

If you see a piece you would like to purchase or have a question on any of the works, please shoot a mail to and we will get right back to you.

HOW and NOSM 'Lost Control' - aerosol, acrylic, india ink and collage on canvas - 36x48" / 91x122cm (2011)

Impetus (‘impɪtəs)
-n, pl-tuses
1. an impelling movement or force; incentive or impulse; stimulus
2. the force that sets a body in motion or that tends to resist changes in a body’s motion

Thinkspace is honored to have the chance to showcase our resident artists to the student body and faculty of the University of Arizona along with the residents of Tucson as a whole. With ‘Impetus’ we aim to shed light on the burgeoning New Contemporary Art Movement that was birthed in Los Angeles and continues to spread out the world over, gaining momentum and winning over new devotees at an astounding rate. With roots firmly planted in illustration, pop culture imagery, comics, street art and graffiti, put quite simply the New Contemporary Art Movement is art for the people.

Jacub Gagnon 'No Preservations' - acrylic on canvas - 36x24" / 91x61cm (2011)

Information on the gallery/university:
The Joseph Gross Gallery, located on the campus of The University of Arizona across from The University of Arizona Museum of Art, was built in 1993 as part of the new Arts Complex for the College of Fine Arts. The Gallery was originally established in 1978 with a generous endowment from Joseph F. Gross, Professor of Chemical Engineering, in memory of his father, Joseph Gross, Sr. The Joseph Gross Gallery strives to include diverse audiences, diverse contexts, media, conceptual content, and an interest in new technologies and ways of seeing and art making. The 2,500 square foot gallery space provides a showplace for the work of students, faculty, and those artists whose work can both impact and interact with the University and community. The Gallery presents approximately eight exhibitions annually including solo and group exhibitions by nationally acclaimed artists, faculty and alumni shows, and MFA Thesis Exhibitions.

Yosuke Ueno 'Amulet Seven' - acrylic on canvas - 51x62.75" / 130x159cm (2011)

On view: Sept. 6th – Nov. 9th, 2011

One week left to catch ‘The Best of Times’ from DABS MYLA at Thinkspace

DABS MYLA "Golden Moments With Smokey Bear" - 48x48 inches - acrylic on wood panel (2011)

“Dabs Myla’s ‘The Best of Times’ was like stepping into a twisted colorful wonderland – think that Disney version of ‘Sword in the Stone’ where the teacups and such come to life at Merlin’s… meets the psychedelic part of Dumbo… and then make it all a little less PG.” –

Check out our full set of opening night pics here:

‘The Best of Times‘ from DABS MYLA is only on view for one more week – don’t miss it!

This coming Wednesday through Friday from 1 to 6PM each day and then Saturday from 1 to 8PMthose will be your final chances to catch one of the best exhibits to rock LA so far this year!

Thinkspace / 6009 Washington Blvd. in Culver City, CA /

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

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.” –

“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.” –

“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.” –

Check out LA Weekly’s coverage of the show and an interview with some of the featured artists here:

Check out Brooklyn Street Art’s coverage of the show here:

Check out Arrested Motion’s full coverage of the show here:“street-art-saved-my-life”-c-a-v-e-gallery/

Catch BSA’s coverage of the artists at work around Venice and LA here:

Some great pics of NohJColey and Hellbent at work in Venice also viewable here:

Coverage from Platinum Cheese of the opening festivities here:

View our pics from the opening here:

Some amazing works are still available – view the show online here:

‘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

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

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:

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

Cannibal Flower celebrates their 11th Anniversary this Saturday!

Cannibal Flower celebrates 11 years rocking LA this Saturday!

Sat, August. 27th 9PM-1AM
($10 admission at the door / $8 with donation to the L.A. Food Bank)
939 Maple Ave. #200 in Los Angeles

‘11th Anniversary Celebration’ with featured artists Gustavo Rimada and a group show featuring works from Anthony Ausgang, Craig “Skibs” Barker, Dirty Fabulous, David Cooley, Cate Rangel, William Zdan, Aslym, P-Jay Fidler, David Natale, Andreanna Iakovidis, Catherine Kaleel, Mimi Yoon, Brian Robertson, Paul Torres, Kristin Bockrath, John P. Wales, Cody Lusby, Delphia, Nicole Bruckman, Nate Seubert, Phil Santos, Melanie Moore, Lefty Joe, Carlos Ulloa, Steven Lopez, Michael Christy, Monty Montgomery, Yuki Miyazaki, Douglas Alvarez, Ahhd, Jose Carabes, Eric Staniford, Rask Opticon, James Bentley, Angelina Christina, Crystal Sylver, Michael Pukac, Terri Berman, Pool Al, Stephen Williams, L. Croskey, Michele Waterman, Michael Ramstead, Lauren Haggis, Kim Edmiston, Bob Doucette, Greg Yoshitake, Michelle Cohen, Kyle Harper, Mike Wale, Thea Sakes, Tatiana Krasovski, Andy Fletcher, Patrick Richards, Maxwell McMaster, Peter Adamyan, Nick Whitmire, Brian Whitmire, Lisa MoneyPenny, Cynthia Rogers, Sam Graham, Angela Morticia Rue, Sergio D. Robleto, Jamey Hecht, Jon Shaw, Charles Perera, Kimberly Kite, Lizzy Layne, William Kuriyama, Bruce Linn, Bobby Ramos, Giang Hoang, Shawn Waco, Rhiannon Marhi, Donna Abbate, David Foto, Veronica Marshall along with live painting from Mimi Yoon, Michael Pukac, Stephen Williams and Angelina Christina plus live music from AfroPete, a fashion show by Mrald of Aero Entertainment, live DJ action and much more – presented by Sour Harvest and Viva La Art – full info: