TELMO MIEL SOLO EXHIBITION AT MONIKER INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR

Thinkspace Gallery is taking over the eighth edition of the Moniker Art Fair this coming October with 8 stands including seven mini solo-exhibitions and one group exhibition. We’re honored to be hosting the debut U.K solo shows for some of the biggest names in the New Contemporary/ Urban Contemporary movements. At least 8 new works will be on view from each featured artists in addition to a new print edition for their London fans. Each artist’s print to be released in tandem with the fair.

Our group exhibition at Stand 34 will have our free Thinkspace logo parody buttons (in the vein of the classic logos of Slayer and Motorhead). We are really looking forward to meeting as many of our U.K. based patrons as possible during the fair.

Please note, we will be offering the works for sale first to those attending the VIP and Public openings of the Moniker Art Fair. We are committed to helping to build each artist’s patron base in the U.K.  A digital preview for each solo exhibition and our group exhibition will be shared the morning of Friday, October 6th. We will then get back to all interested parties during the day of Saturday, October 7th to discuss purchases. Please do not call the gallery regarding Moniker Art Fair purchases on October 7th.

We can’t wait to debut all these incredible new works in just a few weeks.

DULK SOLO EXHIBITION AT MONIKER INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR

Thinkspace Gallery is taking over the eighth edition of the Moniker Art Fair this coming October with 8 stands including seven mini solo-exhibitions and one group exhibition. We’re honored to be hosting the debut U.K solo shows for some of the biggest names in the New Contemporary/ Urban Contemporary movements. At least 8 new works will be on view from each featured artists in addition to a new print edition for their London fans. Each artist’s print to be released in tandem with the fair.

Dulk will be at Stand 33, and our group exhibition at Stand 34 where we will have our free Thinkspace logo parody buttons (in the vein of the classic logos of Slayer and Motorhead). We are really looking forward to meeting as many of our U.K. based patrons as possible during the fair.

Please note, we will be offering the works for sale first to those attending the VIP and Public openings of the Moniker Art Fair. We are committed to helping to build each artist’s patron base in the U.K.  A digital preview for each solo exhibition and our group exhibition will be shared the morning of Friday, October 6th. We will then get back to all interested parties during the day of Saturday, October 7th to discuss purchases. Please do not call the gallery regarding Moniker Art Fair purchases on October 7th.

We can’t wait to debut all these incredible new works in just a few weeks.

KEVIN PETERSON SOLO EXHIBITION AT MONIKER INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR

Thinkspace Gallery is taking over the eighth edition of the Moniker Art Fair this coming October with 8 stands including seven mini solo-exhibitions and one group exhibition. We’re honored to be hosting the debut U.K solo shows for some of the biggest names in the New Contemporary/ Urban Contemporary movements. At least 8 new works will be on view from each featured artists in addition to a new print edition for their London fans. Each artist’s print to be released in tandem with the fair.

Kevin Peterson will be at Stand 29, and our group exhibition at Stand 34 where we will have our free Thinkspace logo parody buttons (in the vein of the classic logos of Slayer and Motorhead). We are really looking forward to meeting as many of our U.K. based patrons as possible during the fair.

Please note, we will be offering the works for sale first to those attending the VIP and Public openings of the Moniker Art Fair. We are committed to helping to build each artist’s patron base in the U.K.  A digital preview for each solo exhibition and our group exhibition will be shared the morning of Friday, October 6th. We will then get back to all interested parties during the day of Saturday, October 7th to discuss purchases. Please do not call the gallery regarding Moniker Art Fair purchases on October 7th.

We can’t wait to debut all these incredible new works in just a few weeks.

DAVID COOLEY SOLO EXHIBITION AT MONIKER INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR

Thinkspace Gallery is taking over the eighth edition of the Moniker Art Fair this coming October with 8 stands including seven mini solo-exhibitions and one group exhibition. We’re honored to be hosting the debut U.K solo shows for some of the biggest names in the New Contemporary/ Urban Contemporary movements. At least 8 new works will be on view from each featured artists in addition to a new print edition for their London fans. Each artist’s print to be released in tandem with the fair.

David Cooley will be at Stand 27, and our group exhibition at Stand 34 where we will have our free Thinkspace logo parody buttons (in the vein of the classic logos of Slayer and Motorhead). We are really looking forward to meeting as many of our U.K. based patrons as possible during the fair.

Please note, we will be offering the works for sale first to those attending the VIP and Public openings of the Moniker Art Fair. We are committed to helping to build each artist’s patron base in the U.K.  A digital preview for each solo exhibition and our group exhibition will be shared the morning of Friday, October 6th. We will then get back to all interested parties during the day of Saturday, October 7th to discuss purchases. Please do not call the gallery regarding Moniker Art Fair purchases on October 7th.

We can’t wait to debut all these incredible new works in just a few weeks.

 

 

 

Thinkspace x Moniker Art Fair

 

Thinkspace x Moniker Art Fair
Excited to get back over to London for the third time for our biggest event ever! We will be taking over the eighth edition of the MONIKER ART FAIR this coming October with 8 stands including seven mini-solo exhibitions and one group exhibition.
Honored to be hosting the debut U.K. solo shows from some of the biggest names in the New Contemporary / Urban Contemporary movements. At least 8 new works will be on view from each featured artist + a new print edition for their London fans will be issued in tandem with the fair. Be sure to come by our group exhibition at Stand 34 and say hi and grab your free Thinkspace logo parody button (in the vein of the classic logos of Slayer and Motorhead). We are really looking forward to meeting as many of our U.K. based patrons as possible during the fair.
Visit us at stands 27-34 at The Old Truman Brewery at 91 Brick Lane in the Shoreditch area of London, England / E1 6QL
Tickets and full details at: www.monikerartfair.com
Please Note: we will be offering the works for sale first to those attending the VIP and Public openings of the fair. The whole notion of this endeavor was to build each artist’s patron base in the U.K. Once the fair has opened we will do our best to then follow up with everyone that could not attend and get them a choice work. A digital preview for each solo exhibition and our group exhibition will be shared the morning of Friday, October 6 at 8 AM Pacific. We will then get back to all during the day on Saturday, October 7 to discuss purchase. Thank you and we can’t wait to debut all these incredible new works next month.
SOLO BOOTHS FROM:

Audrey Kawasaki + Brian Viveros + Cinta Vidal + David Cooley

Dulk + Kevin Peterson + Telmo Miel
GROUP SHOW WITH WORKS FROM:
Sainer + Zoer + Sebas Velasco + Esao Andrews + James Bullough
Fintan Magee + Carl Cashman + Jaune + Lonac & more
MURALS IN THE SHOREDITCH AREA FROM:
Dulk + Telmo Miel
BOOK SIGNINGS ON SATURDAY FROM:
Brian Viveros + Dulk + Telmo Miel
PRINT RELEASES ON SATURDAY FROM:
Audrey Kawasaki + Brian Viveros + Cinta Vidal + David Cooley
Dulk + Kevin Peterson + Telmo Miel
Full details including times for the print drops and book signings to follow next week along with sneak peeks from each of the participating artists. Prints will be issued to attendees of the fair first. Online sales of any remaining prints will follow late the week of October 9 and we will share full details here, to all on our newsletter list. Thank you.
Be sure to watch our Instagram and Facebook for sneak peaks from each

as we get closer to the fair.

 

Andy Kehoe’s “PRISMATIC” Opens at Thinkspace Gallery September 30th

ANDY KEHOE
PRISMATIC
September 30 – October 21, 2017

(Los Angeles, CA) – Thinkspace is pleased to present Prismatic, featuring new works by Pittsburg-based artist Andy Kehoe. A teller of tall tales, Kehoe’s work is known for its fantastical worlds and antlered creatures all fossilized beneath multiple laminae of cured resin. His mixed-media paintings combine a nostalgic sensibility, reminiscent of classic children’s storybooks and fairy tales, with an imaginative litheness and penchant for the experimental. His unique technique, a method of combining resin with oil paint and building surfaces through multilayered pours, bridges the sculptural with the planar through a dimensional, albeit undetectable build-up of materials. Though an intrinsic aspect of the work, the glassy optical effect, and three-dimensional depth are by-products of materiality and process rather than an end point in and of itself. Kehoe’s playful hinterland offers a window onto an unchartered multiverse where an overwhelming sense of the immeasurable reigns.

As though suspended beneath pools of glass, Kehoe’s polychromatic resin works depict solitary or companioned creatures in fields of suffused color. Like living worlds, the atmospheres ebb and flow beneath the surfaces with swollen skies and luminescent harbingers. The natural world has long been a source of inspiration to the artist and a primary theme in his poetically charged works. Drawing from a similar Romantic philosophy as that expounded in the late 18th to mid 19th Centuries, Kehoe looks to the vastness of nature as a poetic trope for both the connectivity and spiritual alienation of the human psyche. Just as the Romantics called for a return to nature in reaction to the commodification of the human soul, so too does Kehoe look to its vastness as a source of multiplicity, creative possibility, and endless gradation. Combining the mysticism of something vaguely shamanic with the playful strangeness of fantasy, Kehoe’s mythic, liminal world is both meditative and spectral.

Kehoe often incorporates sculpted elements made of polymer clay into his works, submerging the forms beneath the strata of pigmented layers. An element of interactive accident comes into play as well, as he allows his materials to combine organically under controlled circumstances. This productively tangential quality of the resin materially conveys the emotional and psychological breadth of the incalculable: a theme that underwrites much of Kehoe’s storytelling.

Prismatic is a body of work that speaks to both the freedom and fear of the unknown. Through the prisms of fantasy and imagination, Kehoe considers the variegated nature of mixed perceptions that shape our endless versions of experience. By creating works that speak to both the hugeness of the surrounding world and the smallness of the individual protagonists grappling with their versions of reality within it, he uses fantasy to tap into the metaphysical. So much is unknown, and while this multifaceted cast on reality can be both freeing and expansive, it also inspires dread, isolation, and anxiety. This allegorical universe of Kehoe’s is a strange place of reckoning, where the solitary self and the fragile comforts of companionship are forced to take stock of their fragility and impermanence.

Next Up at Thinkspace Gallery – “Swank” September 2 – 23, 2017

SWANK
GROUP SHOW
September 2 – September 23, 2017

Thinkspace is pleased to present Swank, a group show dedicated to showcasing nine artists from the gallery’s roster, whose work and recognition are on the rise. Each brings their own unique stylistic and technical approach to their practice, and though they share loose affinities, the grouping demonstrates the diversity and latitude of the New Contemporary Movement. Michael Reeder, David Rice, Tran Nguyen, Wiley Wallace, Molly Gruninger, Alex Garant, Sean Norvet, Christopher Konecki, and Lauren Brevner were curated by the gallery for this exhibition as promising new voices to watch on their ascent. Michael Reeder

Michael Reeder
Dallas-based painter Michael Reeder graduated with a BFA in painting from the School of Visual Arts in New York and works as both a fine artist and freelance graphic artist. Reeder combines figurative references with abstract motifs, graphic patterns, negative space, and an illustrative style to create concise and impactful compositions. Exploring the shifting of identities and the instability of the self as central themes, Reeder uses the portraiture element in his work as an armature around which visual signifiers are hung. The paintings begin with the same reference image of a stranger, rather than a particular individual, to emphasize the general universality of the themes, and to stress the alterable and transfiguring aspects of the human in flux. Reeder taps into a feeling of dislocation and absence as a trope for the volatility of the individual caught in the incoherence and discontinuity of the modern day. Psychologically provocative, Reeder’s paintings are thoughtful deconstructions of the fragmented self.

David Rice
David Rice is a Portland-based artist, illustrator, and designer. Having grown up in rural Colorado, Rice is deeply inspired by nature and its wildlife. The natural world figures prominently as a recurring theme in his detailed works, as he combines the human with the animal in playful and unexpected encounters. By individuating his animals as personified subjects rather than undifferentiated specimens, they take on new symbolic and narrative value as extended metaphors. Geometric patterns and graphic motifs are drawn from textiles and other decorative elements to tie his compositions together. These elements punctuate his works with moments of abstraction while also referencing contained, domestic human spaces in stark contrast to the limitlessness of the wild.

Tran Nguyen
Born in Vietnam, Tran Nguyen emigrated to the US with her family at the age of three. She completed a BFA at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia. Interested in exploring the psychologically evocative potential of the surreal, she channels visual dreamscapes as a therapeutic means of investigating the mind’s potential to heal through imagery. Her practice is drawing-based with graphite and pencil figuring prominently in her works on panel as well as on paper. Delicate and softly diffused, highly detailed figurative elements in the works are set against expanses of vaguely defined space. Playing with shifts in scale and context, Nguyen allows her powers of free association to shape and turn her shadowy worlds.

Wiley Wallace
Wiley Wallace completed a BFA in intermedia arts at Arizona State University and an MFA from University of California, Santa Barbara. A painter with a metaphysical interest in surreal worlds and pseudo-science fiction themes, Wallace often depicts his own children as protagonists on the edge of unknown universes. At times eerie and even grotesque and others understated and subtle, his works combine a dizzying array of visual devices to denote suspension, transition, or immersion in alternate realities. At times realistic depictions deliquesce into abstract blurs of bright colors, while at others subtle apparitions make their way into otherwise unassuming everyday scenes. His ambiguous depictions feel like personal meditations on mortality, the existence, and dissolution of boundaries, and the presence, whether literal or philosophical, of worlds beyond.

Molly Gruninger
A graduate of Ball State University, Los Angeles-based Molly Gruninger is interested in exploring themes like camouflage, the contemporary role of technology in our society, identity, and the shifting nature of perception. At first glance, excessively smooth and dimensionally ambiguous, her figurative works appear to be digitally generated. Upon closer inspection, however, they are in fact highly detailed oil paintings on canvas. Exploring the idea of self-ornamentation, and by proxy the excessive nature of materialism and consumption in contemporary society, Gruninger pushes the artificiality of self-adornment to a literal point of complete synthetic conversion. In a compelling inversion of process, Gruninger creates photorealistic depictions of a seemingly digitally generated form, creating a subject that exists in some strange hyper-real limbo.

Alex Garant
Toronto-based artist Alex Garant creates portrait paintings with a combination of hyper-realistic painting techniques and a graphic aesthetic. Garant intends to overwhelm and saturate the viewer’s senses with an optical distortion, creating subjects that seem captured through multiple exposures. Using an alla prima technique in which layers of wet oil paint are applied over top wet under layers and executed in a single sitting, Garant creates hauntingly beautiful figures that seem to actually reverberate with frenetic energy and life, somehow caught off register between temporal dimensions or physical layers of reality.

Sean Norvet
Los Angeles-based artist Sean Norvet attended Pasadena’s Art Center College of Design, graduating with a BFA in 2013. His unique take on portraiture relays a chaotic and satirical mash-up of cultural references. Distorting the human anatomy of his subjects to the point of total obliteration, his portraits become grotesque, clever and playful amalgams of skin, random objects, food, detritus, type, and cartoons, all parodying the more abhorrent and absurd aspects of American life. Norvet’s subjects become literal and observational reflections of their context and periphery. It’s as though the person’s face, identity, and corporeality are engulfed and consumed by the culture in which they’re immersed. Combining a photo-realistic painting technique with an excessively cartoonish and hyperbolic artificiality, Norvet seizes the viewer in a hallucinogenic distortion of portraiture.

Christopher Konecki
Sand Diego-based Christopher Konecki is a self-taught painter, muralist, sculptor, and installation artist. Drawing inspiration from his surrounding environment and an experimental penchant for the creation of new forms, Konecki creates works that harness a feeling of stylistic chaos and strategic balance. Interested in the reuse of found materials, he revitalizes public spaces and castaway objects to elevate them aesthetically and change the perception of their value. Natural imagery figures prominently in Konecki’s work as he explores the intersection of urban manmade spaces and architectures and the ubiquitous prevalence of technology alongside disproportionately scaled wildlife elements. This juxtaposition of worlds highlights their conflicted coexistence in the modern city and the absurdity of their tangential relationships. His palettes are often cool and subdued, an understated stylistic choice that refocuses attention on the dynamic interaction of the compositions’ disparate facets, and synergy of its parts.

Lauren Brevner
Vancouver-based artist Lauren Brevner explores the feminine in her mixed media portraiture. Using oil, acrylic, and resin, she incorporates Japanese chiyogami, yuzen, and washi papers through collage as well as gold and silver leafing, both traditional Japanese techniques, as an homage to her roots. In 2009, she moved to Osaka, Japan, to reconnect with her cultural heritage and ancestry, and this immersion has had a significant impact on her artwork. Inspired by 19th-century Japanese art, as well as Western European Art Nouveau and Symbolist painting of the same period, and modern abstraction of the early 20th century, Brevner’s work feels both contemporary and historically referential. Her use of flattened graphic space is offset by the detail of her delicately rendered portraits. Striving to re-appropriate the vantage point of the “gaze,” her work seeks to counter the objectification of the feminine, empowering her subjects as sensual and self-possessed entities.