New works from Peter Taylor this November in our office

Peter Taylor 'Untitled' - hand cut paper and graphite on paper - 8x10 inches (2011)

This coming November alongside Joao Ruas in our main gallery and Andrea Offermann in our project room we’re excited to showcase a collection of new works on paper from Canada’s very own Peter Taylor.

Taylor’s work evolves around a recurring theme of finding balance, and finding joy in the search for balance.

Keep up with Peter at http://handmadefeat.blogspot.com

Thinkspace / 6009 Washington Blvd. in Culver City, CA / www.thinkspacegallery.com

‘In the Wake of Dreams’ opening night + print sets

What a magical night the opening of ‘In the Wake of Dreams’ was. Luckily for us we had photographer Sam Graham out to capture all the action. Thank you all for the strong support of this very special exhibition.

View all the works in this special exhibit here:
www.thinkspacegallery.com/2011/10/works-girlS.php

View over 150 add’l shots from Sam Graham on our Flickr:
www.flickr.com/photos/thinkspace/sets/72157627856370638/

You can also go and ‘tag’ yourself in the photos on our Facebook page here:
www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150331724741681.341307.28011916680&type=3

Add’l coverage of the opening can also be found at:
http://arrestedmotion.com/2011/10/openings-in-the-wake-of-dreams-thinkspace/
http://hifructose.com/the-blog/1836-in-the-wake-of-dreams-opening-night.html

In the Wake of Dreams’ print set details:
Featuring 4 limited edition giclee prints – one each from Stella Im Hultberg, Mari Inukai, Audrey Kawasaki and Amy Sol

All prints hand-signed and numbered by each respective artist

Limited to 100 sets

Each print comes in its own protective plastic sleeve with cardboard backing housed between foamcore inserts and packaged in a clam shell box that has a hand-numbered label on the front along with a hand-numbered Certificate of Authenticity within the box itself

Less than two dozen box sets remain – act fast:
www.thinkspacegallery.com/prints_dreams.php

This special exhibit remains on view through October 29th

Thinkspace / 6009 Washington Blvd. in Culver City, CA / www.thinkspacegallery.com

‘YORE’ from João Ruas opens November 5th at Thinkspace

João Ruas 'Nymphs I' - watercolor and acrylic on Fabriano paper

João Ruas is hard at work finishing up everything for ‘YORE‘. This exhibit will mark his first major solo showcase and we are thrilled to be able to host it for him.

‘YORE’ will feature over 20 new paintings, 5 new etchings, 3 stunning works on ostrich eggs and more to be shared soon. Joao will arrive a good week before the opening to work on a mural for the exhibit and we’ll be helping to publish a limited edition catalog for the show as well as a limited edition giclee print. Please know we’ll also have some copies on hand of his limited edition ‘Minion’ book that was released in limited quantities at this past July’s San Diego ComiCon.

A look inside Ruas' studio in Brazil

Those not familiar with Ruas’ work, please check out a nice profile Juxtapoz posted recently here:
www.juxtapoz.com/Illustration/in-illustration-joao-ruas-feral-ghosts

A look at one of the etching plates João has created for 'YORE' - look for his 1st etchings to be available during the show

Take a look at ‘YORE‘ coming to life here:
www.flickr.com/photos/thinkspace/sets/72157627259598892/

On view Nov. 5th – Nov. 26th at Thinkspace

Look for more sneak peeks and an interview with João to follow here in the weeks ahead.

Thinkspace / 6009 Washington Blvd. in Culver City, CA / www.thinkspacegallery.com

Andrea Offermann ‘Here Be Dragons’ – this November at Thinkspace

This coming November we’re excited to profile the intricate work of German based artist Andrea Offermann. Her paintings address the juxtaposition of science and nature and the natural and mechanical worlds.

Andrea shares a lil’ bit behind her new series of works:
The human mind seems always to be driven to explore the unknown and try to make sense of it, collecting and building the pieces into a bastion of knowledge to take refuge behind. But this knowledge is often one-sided, many mysteries and revelations are passed unseen, the bastion is weak and hollow inside. Curiosity for the unknown, yet fear of something strange, lead to exploration along one path without deviation or an eye for undiscovered truths along the way. The result is a poor reconstruction of the one facet that has been focused on.

In my new series of works I am playing with some basic human desires, the desire to recognize oneself in ones surroundings, creatures, other humans, the desire to understand something and make it useful, and the desire to leave something behind.

Recognizing oneself in objects and landscape immediately triggers a connection, a sense of comfort. Trees with the resemblance of human faces become building material. The landscape is shaped and built upon to form a connection to the people, the human leaves marks that he can recognize, fields, houses, ladders. Objects, animals, shapes that are unfamiliar are ignored in favor of the ones that seem familiar and give a sense of home.

Yet the figures in my landscapes do not see or understand the “creature” they are walking upon, they take parts they recognize themselves in, without seeing the whole, and create a hollow image of themselves, instead of trying to see underneath the surface and combining what they know with the new they have learned.

Andrea OffermannHere Be Dragons

Reception with the artist: Sat, Nov. 5th 5-8PM in our project room

Also on view in our main gallery: Joao RuasYORE

Thinkspace / 6009 Washington Blvd. in Culver City, CA / www.thinkspacegallery.com

HowNosm’s ‘ACHTUNG!’ at Known Gallery

HowNosm have landed in LA again… and this time they have thrown down the gauntlet in a big way. ‘ACHTUNG!‘ opened last night at Known Gallery in Los Angeles and if you missed it, well… I feel bad for you.

For people who keep track of this, How and Nosm are the next big thing.– Carlo McCormick (curator and senior editor at Paper Magazine)

Check out a great feature on the twins in the new issue of Red Bull‘s free The Red Bulletin Magazine – also viewable online here: www.redbullusa.com/cs/Satellite/en_US/Article/Double-Vision-021243074508367

“Over the course of their recent murals, How & Nosm have woven together a loose yet consistent narrative world of sorts reflecting among other things the greed of man, the interplay between modern and traditional lifestyles, and an ecosystem under threat.” – DailyDujour.com

Whatever you do, get yourself to the end of Traction Ave in downtown LA to witness their massive mural “Heartship” in person (pictured above). Produced in collaboration with the LA Freewalls Project, the mural is a thing of majestic beauty.

The Perre twins don’t sleep and aim to do at least 200 murals every year the world over. The recent release of ‘How & Nosm: The Brazil Diaries’ from On The Run is a stunning documentation of their unyielding work ethic and their dominance on the streets of Brazil (a country the duo visit regularly only a few times each year, but still find themselves up on the streets more than the majority of the local artists that live there). Be sure to pick up a copy when you visit Known Gallery to check out ‘ACHTUNG!’ in person – the only way to really dig in and view their works.

‘ACHTUNG!’ featuring new works from HowNosm
(On view through Nov. 5th)
www.knowngallery.com