Opening night at Thinkspace for ‘Elements and Oddities’ and ‘Lowbrow Love Letter’

Jacub Gagnon

Thank you to everyone that came through this past weekend and showed support for Yosuke, Jacub, and MacDowell. There was a special energy in the air as the two shows fed off one another beautifully throughout the evening and judging by the amount of positive words being bestowed upon this months featured artists, we’d have to say all that came through were really enjoying both exhibits. Several artists both local and international also swung through to check out the show and say hi to the exhibiting artists. To cap things off, the evening also saw the 2nd successful marriage proposal at Thinkspace go down in front of Yosuke Ueno’s ‘Unity’ piece. Just magical to witness and had the whole place cheering!

Yosuke Ueno

View our full set of opening night pics here:
www.flickr.com/photos/thinkspace/sets/72157626630868332/

David MacDowell with Luke Chueh in front of MacDowell's "The Vengeance of Luke Chueh"

Check out some additional coverage on the show from Daily Dujour here:
http://dailydujour.com/2011/05/01/seen-yosuke-ueno-and-jacub-gagnon-elements-and-oddities/

Also check out Hi-Fructose’s coverage of the evening here:
www.hifructose.com/the-blog/1468-elements-a-oddities-and-lowbrow-love-letter-at-thinkspace-gallery.html

The proposal in front of Yosuke Ueno's 'Unity'

Check out some great available works from both shows at the below links.

‘Elements and Oddities’www.thinkspacegallery.com/2011/04a/works.php

‘Lowbrow Love Letter’www.thinkspacegallery.com/2011/04a/project/works.php

Close up look at Yosuke Ueno's blank canvas he laid out for patrons to right messages to Japan

‘Elements and Oddities’
New works from Yosuke Ueno and Jacub Gagnon

Plus in our project room:
David MacDowell ‘Lowbrow Love Letter’

Both shows on view April 30th – May 14th

Thinkspace
6009 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
Wed-Fri 1-6PM and Sat 1-8PM / #310.558.3375
www.thinkspacegallery.com

Digital previews for Yosuke Ueno, Jacub Gagnon, and David MacDowell (opening April 30th at Thinkspace)

Yosuke Ueno 'Electric Civilization' - 25x25" - acrylic on canvas

‘Elements and Oddities’ features a collection of 23 acrylic works on canvas from two of the leading voices in the new pop surrealism movement. Hailing from Canada, Jacub Gagnon examines the natural world’s connection to the inanimate and the relationships between humans and the animal kingdom in his detail drenched works which are set in a dark ‘every place’ void. Gagnon’s examinations of the unnatural state of nature are the perfect compliment to Yosuke Ueno‘s illusory landscapes rife with icons both puzzling and perfect. Ueno’s work is a refreshing mix of positive elements and colossal hope that echo the history of his native Japan. The two come together in ‘Elements and Oddites’ to play off each other in the most compelling way.

Jacub Gagnon 'Hold Your Little Horses' - 24x12" - acrylic on canvas

‘Elements and Oddities’
Featuring new works from Jacub Gagnon and Yosuke Ueno

View the works featured in ‘Elements and Oddities‘ via our digital preview:
www.thinkspacegallery.com/2011/04a/works.php

David MacDowell 'Who You Gonna Call?" - 16x20" - acrylic on canvas

ALSO showing concurrently in our project room will be ‘Lowbrow Love Letter’, an exhibition of 11 new acrylic works on canvas from east coast pop surrealist extraordinaire David MacDowell in what will be his second solo exhibition with our gallery. ‘Lowbrow Love Letter’ features some of MacDowell’s most brazen and hyper surreal works to date. Be sure to come through this Saturday to discover for yourself why Arrested Motion refer to him as a “master satirist painter“.

View the works in ‘Lowbrow Love Letter‘ via our digital preview:
www.thinkspacegallery.com/2011/04a/project/works.php

David Cooley 'Row, Row, Row Your Boat' - 24x20" - acrylic on treated printed fabric adhered to wood panel

We will also be showcasing a series of five new works from local artist David Cooley in our office area. Look for a digital preview of these works later this week. His paintings are layered with little 3D paint ‘spikes’ which are hand-painted over printed fabric with the precision of a surgeon and the patience of a saint. His work simply demands in-person viewing.

Please let us know if you have any questions, require additional images, or would like to purchase any of the works in either of this month’s exhibitions. Just shoot us an e-mail to contact@thinkspacegallery.com and we will get right back to you with full details. PLEASE NOTE: We’ll begin getting back to folks on Thursday afternoon, April 28th after all have had the chance to view the digital previews. We have a large list of regular patrons for all three artists and we’re just making sure everyone has had the chance to see the previews before we start following up, so please know speed of response doesn’t guarantee anything.

Reception with the artists:
THIS Saturday, April 30th from 6-8PM
~ All the artists will be in attendance ~

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

‘This Is Forever’ from Timothy Karpinski and Dan-ah Kim opens this Saturday at Thinkspace

Timothy Karpinski 'This Is Forever' - 15x15" - Acrylic and graphite on hand-cut paper

‘This Is Forever’ featuring new works from Dan-ah Kim and Timothy Karpinski opens to the public this Saturday, April 9th at Thinkspace. Both artists will be in town for the kickoff and you can meet them this Saturday from 6-8PM.

Dan-ah Kim 'A Heart Gone Mad' - 16x20" - Gouache, hand-cut paper, and hand-stitching on paper

The digital preview for ‘This Is Forever’ will follow this Friday early AM (PST). In the meantime, check out a batch of great shots that offer a glimpse inside both artist’s studios here:
www.flickr.com/photos/thinkspace/sets/72157625851095463/

Thinkspace / 6009 Washington Blvd / Culver City, CA 90232 / www.thinkspacegallery.com

‘This Is Forever’ from Timothy Karpinski and Dan-ah Kim coming up this April at Thinkspace

Inside Timothy Karpinski's Portland studio

Coming up April 9th at Thinkspace:

‘This Is Forever’
Featuring new works from Dan-ah Kim and Timothy Karpinski

Inside Dan-ah Kim's Brooklyn studio

Check out a slew of pictures from both artist’s studios here:
www.flickr.com/photos/thinkspace/sets/72157625851095463/

Thinkspace / 6009 Washington Blvd / Culver City, CA 90232 / www.thinkspacegallery.com

Up next at Thinkspace…

Coming this April to Thinkspace:

‘This Is Forever’
Featuring new works from Timothy Karpinski and Dan-ah Kim
+ new works on paper from Eveline Tarunadjaja in our project room

Then later in the month look for ‘Elements and Oddities’ from Yosuke Ueno and Jacub Gagnon with ‘Lowbrow Love Letter’ from David MacDowell in our project room (more details soon)

Opening night photos from Kelly Vivanco and Anthony Clarkson at Thinkspace

Kelly Vivanco

Thank you to everyone that came out to help celebrate Kelly and Anthony’s big openings this past Saturday evening. There was a special magic in the air for sure. We’ll be keeping both exhibits up a lil’ longer than planned, so please know you have through March 4th to catch both shows if you weren’t able to make it through this past weekend.

Opening night pics are now posted:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/thinkspace/sets/72157625990957760/

Anthony Clarkson

A handful of choice pieces from both exhibits are still available:
http://www.thinkspacegallery.com/2011/02/works.php

Kelly Vivanco ‘Springs To Mind’ + Anthony Clarkson ‘A Time To Forget’

Both exhibits on view through March 4th

Thinkspace / 6009 Washington Blvd. / Culver City, CA 90232 / www.thinkspacegallery.com

Tonight, Feb. 5th at Thinkspace – Kelly Vivanco and Anthony Clarkson

A sneak peek at Kelly Vivanco's 'Springs To Mind' exhibit in our main gallery

TONIGHT at Thinkspace in Culver City we’ll be opening the new exhibits from Kelly Vivanco and Anthony Clarkson. Come this March we’ll have been in the Culver City arts district for one year already and these two shows are a great way to help celebrate. We’ve been working with both Kelly and Anthony for years now and it’s just awesome to see how strong their new bodies of work are and how well their new pieces have been received thus far.

Anthony Clarkson's 'A Time To Forget' - title wall view

Kelly Vivanco ‘Springs To Mind’ + Anthony Clarkson ‘A Time To Forget’

Reception with the artists: TONIGHT – Sat, Feb. 5th from 7-10PM

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