Nexus & SANER ‘In a Dream (En un Sueño)’ at the Brand Library & Art Center

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This past weekend our group exhibition Nexus and SANER’s solo exhibition ‘In a Dream (En un Sueño)’ at the Brand Library & Art Center. The opening saw over 2,00o attendees through the doors from young children to those in their golden years, everyone loved the exhibitions responding to the works with intrigue and astonishment. We want to thank the artists and the incredible staff at the Brand, who made the night possible. The opening had an incredible energy that will be carried through out the end of the year.

Be sure to check out ‘NEXUS’ featuring a 64 artist group show along with murals and installations from bumblebeelovesyou, Cryptic, Drew Merritt, Kelly Vivanco, Lucien Shapiro, and Yoskay Yamamoto, plus the solo exhibition from SANER in association with Fifty24MX.

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On view through January 7th at:
Brand Library & Art Center
1601 W. Mountain Street.
Glendale, CA 91201
*Mon – Thurs. 10am – 8pm & Fri – Sun 10am – 5pm*

 

Lucien Shapiro Interview in American Art Collector

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We wanted to congratulate Los Angeles-based artist Lucien Shapiro on his recent interview in American Art Collector. Those who would like to read his full interview in the magazine can visit American Art Collectors website and to see Lucien’s work in person come to the opening of NEXUS this weekend. Lucien Shapiro will be exhibiting a brand new body of work based on the grey area which includes an installation and live performance at 8pm on Saturday, November 5th.

NEXUS’s opening reception is at the Brand Library & Art Center from 6 to 10pm and the exhibition runs through January 7th, 2017. Visit Thinkspace Gallery’s website for more information on the NEXUS group exhibition and Saner’s In A Dream (En Un Sueño) solo exhibition.

 

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SANER Solo Show & NEXUS group exhibition Opening Next Saturday, November 5th

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Thinkspace is pleased to present two concurrent exhibitions at Glendale’s Brand Library & Art Center, opening next Saturday, November 5, 2016.

Nexus, a group exhibition curated by the gallery, will feature pieces by 64 New Contemporary artists alongside murals and installations by Bumblebeelovesyou, Cryptik, Drew Merritt, Kelly Vivanco, Lucien Shapiro and Yoskay Yamamoto.

In a Dream (En un Sueño), presented in collaboration with Mexico’s Fifty24MX Gallery, will feature new works and a mural installation by Mexican artist and muralist Edgar Flores (SANER).

Murals & installations from:
Cryptik / Bumblebeelovesyou / Yoskay Yamamoto / Kelly Vivanco / Drew Merritt / Lucien Shapiro

Group show featuring works from:
Adam Caldwell
Alex Garant
Alex Yanes
Amanda Marie
Benjamin Garcia
Brett Amory
C215
Carl Cashman
Chie Yoshii
Cinta Vidal
Craig ‘Skibs’ Barker
Dan Lydersen
Dan-ah Kim
Daniel Bilodeau
Derek Gores
Dulk
Erik Siador
Erika Sanada
Fernando Chamarelli
Fintan Magee
Frank Gonzales
Germs
Glennray Tutor
Henrik Aa. Uldalen
Icy and Sot
Jaime Molina
James Bullough
James Reka
Jana & JS
Jeremy Hush
Josie Morway
Juan Travieso
Kelly Vivanco
Kyle Stewart
Linnea Strid
Liz Brizzi
Low Bros
Luke O’Sullivan
Mario Belem
Mark Dean Veca
Martin Whatson
Mary Iverson
Matt Linares
Matt Small
Matthew Grabelsky
Michael Reeder
Mike Egan
Molly Gruninger
Nosego
Pam Glew
Scott Radke
Sean Norvet
Sergio Garcia
Telmo Miel
Tony Philipppou
Troy Lovegates
Wiley Wallace
X-O
Yosuke Ueno

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 Opening Reception:

Saturday, November 5th 6-10PM

*Featuring a live performance from Lucien Shapiro at 8PM*

FREE and open to all // reception will feature DJs, cash bars, and food trucks!!!

Taking Place At:
Brand Library & Art Center
1601 W. Mountain Street
Glendale, California 91201

saner-kissesSANER ‘Lover’s Dream’ / Acrylic on canvas (2016)

In a Dream (En un Sueño)
Edgar Flores (SANER) is based in Mexico City and creates vibrant works that combine contemporary images with references to Mexican, Mayan, and Aztec iconography and folklore. Combining the new with the ancient, SANER explores his cultural heritage visually as a way to reinterpret and navigate the conflicts and politics of the modern world. Questioning the violence and injustice that permeate widely accepted societal mores, SANER’s surreal works are humorous, dark, beautiful and at times haunting. A recurring theme throughout the artist’s paintings, drawings, and murals are the use of Nahuale animal masks, a demonic trickster figure in Mexican mythology, human by day and animal by night. Each assumed identity hides behind that of its counterpart – an ancient metaphor for duplicity that resonates still.
SANER’s characters are sightless, depicted without eyes and concealed behind masks, a symbolic reminder of the persistence of human blindness. The unification of the human and animal worlds, albeit intentionally imperfect and at times jarring in the works, questions the imbalance of our own. SANER exposes our estrangement from nature and the excesses of urban expansion and development by invoking the mysticism of this ancient past. Inspired by the powerful legacy of Mexican political muralists, SANER began his work as a graffiti artist in the late 90s. He went on to study graphic design, and in 2004 received a degree from the Universidad Autónoma de México. SANER continues to create public murals all over the world and has exhibited in Barcelona, Berlin, Denver, London, Los Angeles, New York, and Mexico City.
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Glennray Tutor ‘Trio (Music To Live By)’ / Oil on linen (2015) 

NEXUS  Presented in tandem with In a Dream (En un Sueño), is Nexus, an exhibition featuring works by an extensive group of artists belonging to the New Contemporary Art Movement. Nexus will offer a curated cross-section of its vital and diverse scene. As exciting as it is varied, its artists create work grounded in the representational, figurative, pop cultural, and referential. The movement is about art that speaks directly and relevantly, grounded by social rather than academic interests.

Nexus will feature installations and murals by Bumblebeelovesyou, Cryptik, Drew Merritt, Kelly Vivanco, Lucien Shapiro and Yoskay Yamamoto, and works by Adam Caldwell, Alex Grant, Alex Yanes, Amanda Marie, Benjamin Garcia, Brett Amory, C215, Carl Cashman, Chie Yoshii, Cinta Vidal, Craig ‘SkibsBarker, Dan Lydersen, Dan-ah Kim,Daniel Bilodeau, Derek Gores, Drew Leshko, Drew Merritt, Dulk, Erik Siador, Erika Sanada, Fernando Chamarelli, Fintan Magee, Frank Gonzales, Germs, Glennray Tutor, Henrik Aa. Uldalen, Icy and Sot, Jaime Molina, James Bullough, James Reka, Jana & JS, Jeremy Hush, Josie Morway, Juan Travieso, Kelly Vivanco, Kyle Stewart, Linnea Strid, Liz Brizzi, Low Bros, Luke OSullivan, Mario Belem, Mark Dean Veca, Martin Whatson, Mary Iverson, Matt Linares, Matt Small, Matthew Grabelsky, Michael Reeder, Mike Egan, Molly Gruninger, Nosego, Pam Glew, Scott Radke, Sean Norvet, Sergio Garcia, Telmo Miel, Tony Philipppou, Troy Lovegates, Wiley Wallace, X-O, and Yosuke Ueno.

An exciting pair of special projects, Thinkspace is pleased to curate the phenomenal spaces of the Brand Library Art Galleries for the first time. The 3,200 square foot venue consists of a primary exhibition space, a 2,800 square foot Skylight Gallery, and an auxiliary space, the Atrium Gallery, 500 square feet overlooking their courtyard.

In a Dream (En un Sueño) and Nexus are on view through January 7, 2017.

Last Weekend of “Vitality & Verve : In The Third Dimension” at LBMA

It’s the last weekend to catch “Vitality & Verve: In The Third Dimension” at the Long Beach Museum of Art!  

“Vitality & Verve: In The Third Dimension” presented by the Long Beach Museum of Art in collaboration with Thinkspace and POW! WOW! Long Beach is by far our most immersive curated exhibition to date. The above video was created by Selina Miles with assistance from Birdman.

The museum will be open this weekend from 11:00am to 5:00pm and admission is $7 per adult, $6 for students and seniors. 

 

Special Event Coming Up This November at The Brand Library & Art Center

Saner Nexus Postcard

SANER
‘In A Dream (En Un Sueno)’

‘NEXUS’
Group show featuring murals, installations and more

NEXUS

Thinkspace Presents:

SANER
In a Dream (En un Sueño)

Solo exhibition featuring new works and a mural installation
-In collaboration with Fifty24MX-

~ Showing in tandem with ~

NEXUS
Group show curated by Thinkspace

Opening Reception:
Saturday, November 5th 6-10PM

*Featuring a live performance from Lucien Shapiro at 8PM*

FREE and open to all // reception will feature DJs, cash bars, and food trucks

Taking Place At:
Brand Library & Art Center
1601 W. Mountain Street
Glendale, California 91201

Brand Library & Art Center

Murals & installations from: 

Cryptik / Bumblebeelovesyou / Yoskay Yamamoto / Kelly Vivanco / Drew Merritt / Lucien Shapiro

Group show featuring works from: 

Adam Caldwell
Alex Garant
Alex Yanes
Amanda Marie
Benjamin Garcia
Brett Amory
C215
Carl Cashman
Chie Yoshii
Cinta Vidal
Craig ‘Skibs’ Barker
Dan Lydersen
Dan-ah Kim
Daniel Bilodeau
Derek Gores
Dulk
Erik Siador
Erika Sanada
Fernando Chamarelli
Fintan Magee
Frank Gonzales
Germs
Glennray Tutor
Henrik Aa. Uldalen
Icy and Sot
Jaime Molina
James Bullough
James Reka
Jana & JS
Jeremy Hush
Josie Morway
Juan Travieso
Kelly Vivanco
Kyle Stewart
Linnea Strid
Liz Brizzi
Low Bros
Luke O’Sullivan
Mario Belem
Mark Dean Veca
Martin Whatson
Mary Iverson
Matt Linares
Matt Small
Matthew Grabelsky
Michael Reeder
Mike Egan
Molly Gruninger
Nosego
Pam Glew
Scott Radke
Sean Norvet
Sergio Garcia
Telmo Miel
Tony Philipppou
Troy Lovegates
Wiley Wallace
X-O
Yosuke Ueno

Thinkspace is pleased to present two concurrent exhibitions at Glendale’s Brand Library & Art Center, opening November 5, 2016. Nexus, a group exhibition curated by the gallery, will feature pieces by 64 New Contemporary artists alongside murals and installations by Bumblebeelovesyou, Cryptik, Drew Merritt, Kelly Vivanco, Lucien Shapiro and Yoskay Yamamoto. In a Dream (En un Sueño), presented in collaboration with Mexico’s Fifty24MX Gallery,will feature new works and a mural installation by Mexican artist and muralist Edgar Flores (SANER).

In a Dream (En un Sueño)
Edgar Flores (SANER) is based in Mexico City and creates vibrant works that combine contemporary images with references to Mexican, Mayan, and Aztec iconography and folklore. Combining the new with the ancient, SANER explores his cultural heritage visually as a way to reinterpret and navigate the conflicts and politics of the modern world. Questioning the violence and injustice that permeate widely accepted societal mores, SANER’s surreal works are humorous, dark, beautiful and at times haunting. A recurring theme throughout the artist’s paintings, drawings, and murals are the use of Nahuale animal masks, a demonic trickster figure in Mexican mythology, human by day and animal by night. Each assumed identity hides behind that of its counterpart – an ancient metaphor for duplicity that resonates still.

SANER’s characters are sightless, depicted without eyes and concealed behind masks, a symbolic reminder of the persistence of human blindness. The unification of the human and animal worlds, albeit intentionally imperfect and at times jarring in the works, questions the imbalance of our own. SANER exposes our estrangement from nature and the excesses of urban expansion and development by invoking the mysticism of this ancient past. Inspired by the powerful legacy of Mexican political muralists, SANERbegan his work as a graffiti artist in the late 90s. He went on to study graphic design, and in 2004 received a degree from the Universidad Autónoma de México. SANER continues to create public murals all over the world and has exhibited in Barcelona, Berlin, Denver, London, Los Angeles, New York, and Mexico City.

NEXUS
Presented in tandem with In a Dream (En un Sueño), is Nexus, an exhibition featuring works by an extensive group of artists belonging to the New Contemporary Art Movement. Nexus will offer a curated cross-section of its vital and diverse scene. As exciting as it is varied, its artists create work grounded in the representational, figurative, pop cultural, and referential. The movement is about art that speaks directly and relevantly, grounded by social rather than academic interests.

Nexus will feature installations and murals by Bumblebeelovesyou, Cryptik, Drew Merritt, Kelly Vivanco, Lucien Shapiro and Yoskay Yamamoto, and works by Adam Caldwell, Alex Grant, Alex Yanes, Amanda Marie, Benjamin Garcia, Brett Amory, C215, Carl Cashman, Chie Yoshii, Cinta Vidal, Craig ‘Skibs’ Barker, Dan Lydersen, Dan-ah Kim,Daniel Bilodeau, Derek Gores, Drew Leshko, Drew Merritt, Dulk, Erik Siador, Erika Sanada, Fernando Chamarelli, Fintan Magee, Frank Gonzales, Germs, Glennray Tutor, Henrik Aa. Uldalen, Icy and Sot, Jaime Molina, James Bullough, James Reka, Jana & JS, Jeremy Hush, Josie Morway, Juan Travieso, Kelly Vivanco, Kyle Stewart, Linnea Strid, Liz Brizzi, Low Bros, Luke O’Sullivan, Mario Belem, Mark Dean Veca, Martin Whatson, Mary Iverson, Matt Linares, Matt Small, Matthew Grabelsky, Michael Reeder, Mike Egan, Molly Gruninger, Nosego, Pam Glew, Scott Radke, Sean Norvet, Sergio Garcia, Telmo Miel, Tony Philipppou, Troy Lovegates, Wiley Wallace, X-O, and Yosuke Ueno.

An exciting pair of special projects, Thinkspace is pleased to curate the phenomenal spaces of the Brand Library Art Galleries for the first time. The 3,200 square foot venue consists of a primary exhibition space, a 2,800 square foot Skylight Gallery, and an auxiliary space, the Atrium Gallery, 500 square feet overlooking their courtyard.

In a Dream (En un Sueño) and Nexus are on view through January 7, 2017.

Three Simultaneous Museum Exhibitions Now On View : Final Weeks

Thinkspace is currently involved in three major museum exhibitions, all of which are coming to an end soon, so we wanted to be sure and share a lil’ recap with you all. Full details on each show are below, along with links to purchase some of the original works featured in these landmark exhibitions for the New Contemporary Art Movement. 2016 has been an eventful year for our gallery, and it’s far from over yet. We still have our big show with the Brand Library and Arts Center in Glendale, California this November and SCOPE Miami Beach this December in Miami, Florida during Art Basel week, to look forward to.

2016 also marks our 11th year operating as a gallery, a year that saw us play host to 26 solo exhibitions // curate six major institutional-level exhibitions in Honolulu, Fullerton, Long Beach, Lancaster, and Glendale  // take part in major art fairs in Los Angeles, New York City and Miami // curate a 100+ artist group show in Chicago with our friends at Vertical Gallery // take part in building the foundation and permanent collection for the Urban Nation Museum in Berlin, Germany // produced numerous murals in Los Angeles and abroad // published numerous sold-out editions // placed hundreds of original works of art into new homes the world over // all in all, a very active and productive year for our gallery.

It will be sometime before we kick back and rest on our laurels here at Thinkspace. Too many are doing that these days or are simply tossing in the towel due to these new and more challenging times that gallery owners now face. By branching out of our white cube, we’ve kept things exciting and challenging for us, regularly providing new opportunities for our family of artists. With each new major museum exhibition we help to put together, there seems to be another door waiting to be opened and we will always be there to help push it open, ever ready to keep guiding our movement forward, pouring gas on the flames of opportunity and bringing the artists we support to new corners of the globe, all the while growing their patron base in the process.

Looking ahead to 2017, we already have four major museum exhibitions in the works, a curated show in Detroit with our friends at Inner State / 1xRun, two new artist monographs from Thinkspace Editions, a major event in the United Kingdom set to profile some of our most established artists & more that’s cooking we can’t share yet… all in tandem with our exciting exhibition program here at our gallery and our dynamic fair schedule. So much to look forward to, we can’t thank you enough for being along for this amazing adventure and for all your support over the years.

LBMA Vitality and Verve In The Third Dimension Sarah Joncas, Andrew Hem and Telmo Miel – 1st-floor mural installations

VITALITY AND VERVE: IN THE THIRD DIMENSION
Presented by the Long Beach Museum of Art in collaboration with Thinkspace and POW! WOW! Long Beach

By far our most immersive curated exhibition to date featuring some of the most respected and sought after muralists and installation-based artists of the moment.

On view through October 16th in Long Beach, California

Click HERE to view available works from VITALITY AND VERVE

Email contact@thinkspacegallery.com about purchasing a work from this landmark exhibition.

Click HERE to view photos from the exhibition

New Vangaurd

THE NEW VANGUARD
Group show curated by Thinkspace at the Lancaster Museum of Art and History

Featuring site specific murals and installations from Meggs, Bumblebeelovesyou, Yoskay Yamamoto and Alex Yanes.

On view through October 30th in Lancaster, California

Click HERE to view available works from THE NEW VANGUARD

Email contact@thinkspacegallery.com about purchasing a work from this landmark exhibition.

Click HERE to view photos from the exhibition

mural lost and found ‘Rarely Tidy’ – site specific mural from TELMO MIEL at the Fullerton Museum Center

LOST AND NOT FOUND
TELMO MIEL

Solo show & site specific mural from Netherland based artist duo Telmo Miel at the Fullerton Museum Center

On view through November 27th in Fullerton, California

Click HERE to view available works from TELMO MIEL

Email contact@thinkspacegallery.com about purchasing a work from this landmark exhibition.

Click HERE to view photos from the exhibition

Telmo Miel “Lost and Not Found” at The Fullerton Museum Center has been extended

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We’re excited to announce that Telmo Miel’s “Lost and Not Found” exhibition at the Fullerton Museum Center has been extended to November 27th. The exhibition displays new work by the Netherland duo and a site-specific mural. To view all the work on online, you can visit the Thinkspace Gallery website here.