Jeremy Fish ‘The Los Angelurkers’ mini solo show in Foyer Gallery at Fullerton Museum Center

 Jeremy Fish
‘The Los Angelurkers’
Mini solo show in Foyer Gallery
Curated by Thinkspace

Taking Place At:
Fullerton Museum Center
310 N. Pomona Avenue
Fullerton, CA 92832
Phone: 714.738.6545
http://ci.fullerton.ca.us/museum/

Opening Reception: Saturday, July 29th from 6-9PM
On view: July 29th through September 10th

The Fullerton Museum Center in conjunction with Thinkspace are happy to present a small showcase featuring the works of the phenomenally influential Jeremy Fish.

Fish, originally from Albany New York, moved to San Francisco in the 90’s to set up camp at the age of 19 in North Cali’s skate mecca, eventually studying screen-printing and painting, and completing a degree at the Art Institute of San Francisco. He went on to work commercially as an illustrator, designer, and art director, contributing to apparel companies and magazines like DLX, Think, Thrasher, Juxtapoz, and Slap.

Inspired by children’s books and cartoons from the 70s and skateboard graphics from the 80s and 90s, Jeremy Fish’s world is both playful and dark, inhabited by animals, phenomenal graphic motifs, cool cars, and classic vans. He creates a whole cast of animal characters inspired by the cities and scenes he loves and the personal and human conflicts he observes. In 2015 Fish became San Francisco’s City Hall’s first-ever artist in residence, creating a body of work based on the iconic city he has called home since 1994. In celebration of its centennial, he created 100 pieces of mixed-media drawing based on San Francisco’s urban history and its civic hub, which were exhibited in a special project in the fall of 2015 entitled, O Glorious City. If that wasn’t enough, the city further showed their thanks for Fish by proclaiming November 19th to be “Jeremy Fish Day” from here on out. In this new body of work, The Los Angelurkers is a return to a more lighthearted Fish as he celebrates everything he loves about Los Angeles, in spite of his steadfast North Cali allegiances. In an attempt to cut out any unnecessary negativity from his life, following his recovery from a serious brain aneurysm in 2014, Fish has spent most of the past year hunting down this imaginative world of mythical creatures from the recesses of his ingeniously offbeat mind, revealing a cool and playful world of fantasy and nostalgia.

Dulk Interviewed in Street Art United States

Street Art United States interviewed Thinkspace Family artist Dulk to discuss social media, the origins of the name Dulk, the evolution of street artists to muralist and so much more. Jump on over to Street Art United States website to read the full interview.

We’re excited to be showing work by Dulk in two of our museum curated exhibitions now on view,  Juxtapozed showing at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art and Flourish at the Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum.  This won’t be the last of Dulk in 2017 as we will be showing him this fall in the UK as well. We also have a few prints from Dulk still available to purchase on the Thinkspace Gallery website.

Painting in the street allowed me to take my future more seriously as an “artist”, it was a turning point in my life. Ever since I laid hands on my first spray can, my road changed direction.  –  Dulk from Street Art United States Interview

It’s Install Week for ‘Flourish’ at Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum

Installation week in underway for Thinkspace Gallery’s latest curated exhibition ‘Flourish’ at the Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum. The exhibition will include an installation from Felipe Pantone and murals from Nosego and Esao Andrews, along with a collection of works from the various artists a part of the Thinkspace family. For more information on ‘Flourish‘ visit the Thinkspace Gallery website.

 Pipes for Filipe Pantone’s Installation

 

JUXTAPOZED & Robert William’s ‘SLANG: AESTHETICS!’ Pictorial Tour

For those who are unable to travel to Indiana between now and July 9th, here is a pictorial tour of the group exhibition Juxtapozed and Robert William’s ‘Slang Aesthetics!currently on view at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art.  Our recap of the exhibition opening at the museum is available here.

Available work from Juxtapozed and Slang Aesthetics! can be viewed on the Thinkspace Gallery website.

 

 

 

 

‘Juxtapozed” and ‘Robert Williams: SLANG Aesthetics’ Opens at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art

Juxtapozed and Robert Williams: SLANG Aesthetics! opened on April 21st at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art welcoming over 600 art enthusiasts through its doors. This was the first time Williams has shown in the mid-west, and the exhibition attracted guests from all over the midwest and east coast who drove in to be at the opening. The cities mentioned include Detroit, Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Indianapolis, and Pittsburgh to name a few. The following day Robert Williams discussed the basics of his work and process while always being considered an outsider in the art world.

Artists,  Laurence Vallieres, Cinta Vidal, Kazu, and Meggs were on hand at the opening for Juxtapozed. The museum even picked up pieces by Meggs and Cinta Vidal for their permanent collection to commemorate the shows on site murals.

For more information on Juxtapozed and to view the available pieces from the exhibition, please visit the Thinkspace Gallery website.  The full press release for Robert Williams: SLANG Aesthetics can be viewed here.

Both exhibitions are on view now through July 9th.

Robert Williams “Godfather of Low Brow” On the Cover of the Fort Wayne Reader

Fort Wayne Reader Cover

Robert Williams the Godfather of Lowbrow is on the front cover of the Fort Wayne Reader. The paper has a big feature on Williams this week leading into his exhibition opening next Saturday, April 22nd at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art.
The Fort Wayne Museum of Art in association with Thinkspace Gallery is pleased to present new works by Robert Williams. ‘SLANG Aesthetics!’ is on view at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art Gallery from April 22nd to July 23rd , 2017. The exhibition is Robert Williams’ first major body of work to make its debut in the Midwest, and will feature a selection of brand new oil paintings by the artist alongside all the works that originally made up this amazing exhibition alongside a suite of drawings, a series of large-scale sculptures, and the largest array of his ephemera to date.

Opening Reception:
Friday, April 21st 7-10PM

On View: April 22nd – July 9th, 2017 // showing in tandem with our ‘JUXTAPOZED’ group show

Taking Place At:
Fort Wayne Museum of Art
311 E. Main Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46802

To find out more about the exhibition please visit the Thinkspace Gallery website. 

FLOURISH Group Exhibition at Mesa Contemporary Art Museum, Arizona

FLOURISH group show
Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum, Arizona

May 12 – August 12, 2017
Opening Reception with the Artists:
Friday, May 12, 2017
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Opening at Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum on May 12, 2017, is Flourish, a group exhibition featuring works by artists belonging to the New Contemporary Art Movement. Curated by Los Angeles’ Thinkspace Gallery, one of the Movement’s most active proponents, the exhibition showcases new and relevant talent by some of its most compelling artists. Working in a variety of stylistic veins, New Contemporary Art includes everything from Pop Surrealism, Muralism, Installation and Street Art, to Graffiti, Hyperrealism, Illustration, and Portraiture. Though seemingly disparate, these genres are all linked by a vibrant community, multiple stylistic allegiances, and a return to the expressive possibilities of figurative and representational content, driven by a more populist sensibility. The Movement is loosely defined by its shared interest in the social rather than the abstract or conceptual.

Largely self-supported and community-driven since the 90s, the New Contemporary Art Movement has been steadily gaining in international recognition over the past decade and is now widely recognized as both the largest and longest running art movement in history. Inclusive and diverse, several styles, media, and exhibition platforms fall within the Movement’s now widely cast net. The potential of representation inspires these artists to draw from popular and counter-cultural sources like music, illustration, comics, design, tattoo culture, skate culture and the like, looking to the outside world rather than to the more self-referential gestures that typify that of fine art.

Flourish features a project room installation by Felipe Pantone, and site-specific murals by Esao Andrews and Nosego. The group exhibition includes works by 1010, Aaron Nagel, Alex Garant, Alexis, Diaz, Allison Sommers, Amy Sol, Bec Winnel, Benjamin Garcia, Cinta Vidal, Craig ‘Skibs’ Barker, Curiot, Daniel Bilodeau, David Cooley, David Rice, Derek Gores, Dulk, Erik Siador, Ernest Zacharevic, Fernando Chamarelli, Frank Gonzales, Ian Francis, Icy and Sot, James Bullough, Joel Daniel Phillips, Jolene Lai, Juan Travieso, Kelly Vivanco, Kevin Peterson, Lauren Brevner, Linnea Strid, Liz Brizzi, Marco Mazzoni, Martin Whatson, Mary Iverson, Meggs, Michael Reeder, Molly Gruninger, Rodrigo Luff, Sarah Joncas, Sepe, Sergio Garcia, Stephanie Buer, Telmo Miel, Tran Nguyen, Wiley Wallace, and Yosuke Ueno.

A continuation of Thinkspace’s recent guest forays into institutional spaces, Flourish brings New Contemporary Art to a museological context. By mobilizing alternative platforms like social media for the dissemination of work, the gallery, and its artists, have an exponential public following in the context of group shows, especially when placed within an institutional space. This mutually beneficial exposure helps to increase the visibility of a Movement that has thrived and grown largely outside of institutional aegises.

According to Andrew Hosner, Curator and Co-owner of Thinkspace Gallery, “That is our plan with these collaborative shows, to continue to knock on the door of the establishment until more listen, more take notice, more start to add these artists to their permanent collections and start to give this movement the attention it has earned and deserves.”

Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum
One East Main Street
Mesa, Arizona 85201
www.mesaartscenter.com
480.644.6560

About the Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum
Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum is the exciting visual art exhibition space at Mesa Arts Center. In five stunning galleries, MCA Museum showcases curated and juried exhibitions of contemporary art by emerging and internationally recognized artists. MCA Museum also offers lectures by significant artists and arts professionals, art workshops and a volunteer Docent program.

About Thinkspace Gallery
Founded in 2005, Thinkspace Gallery was established with a commitment to the promotion and dissemination of young and emerging art. The Culver City gallery is a catalyst for the emerging art scene in Los Angeles and beyond and is dedicated to the exposure of its artists and the support of their tenets. This young movement straddled between street art, graphic art, design and popular culture, is subject to steadily increasing international exposure and interest, and is in need of institutional advocates. Thinkspace is positioned to create opportunities and act as a visible platform for the New Contemporary movement, and its aim as a gallery is to establish both a curatorial forum and a collector base for its output. As an institution, Thinkspace is committed to the vision, risk and the exceptional talents that wield it. From the streets to the gallery, from the “margins” to the white cube, Thinkspace is re-envisioning what it means to be “institutional.” As a haven for talent, and a venue founded with passion, conviction, and community, the gallery’s mandate is rooted in belief and support.
http://thinkspacegallery.com