New Special Thinkspace Edition from Dalek – “Space Monkey (Green)”

Dropping tomorrow, Friday, April 27th, from Thinkspace Editions we’re excited to publish a very special edition from DALEK.

DALEK (aka James Marshall)
‘Space Monkey (Green)’
Limited Edition of 25
18×18 inches / 45.7×45.7cm
6 color screen print on laser cut 1/4 inch birch plywood
Signed and numbered by the artist
Comes in a custom foam enclosure box + bonus enamel Space Monkey pin
Screen Printed by Serio Press
$160 each

New Print Editions from Brian Mashburn and Michael Reeder! Available during the Opening Reception of “Origin Stories” and “mOMENt”

The opening of Brian Mashburn’s “Origin Stories” and Michael Reeder’s “mOMENt” is tonight and we will be dropping two new print editions from Mashburn and one from Reeder. The prints will only be available this evening during the opening, and any remaining prints will be shared via our webshop next Friday.

Both exhibitions are best appreciated in person, so we look forward to seeing you this evening!

Available during tonight’s reception from 6-9PM.

BRIAN MASHBURN
‘Kettle’
Edition of 25
16.75×20 inches / 61×45.7cm
Fine art print on 290gsm paper
Signed and numbered by the artist
Printed by Static Medium
$75 each
BRIAN MASHBURN
‘Walking Shadows’
Edition of 25
24×13.75 inches / 61×45.7cm
Fine art print on 290gsm paper
Signed and numbered by the artist
Printed by Static Medium
$75 each

MICHAEL REEDER
‘Epiphany I’
Edition of 60
18×22 inches / 30×55.8cm
Fine art print on 290gsm paper

Each print will be hand embellished (* an example will be in our e-mail update this Sat. prior to opening)
Signed and numbered by the artist
Printed by Static Medium
$120

 

 

BRIAN MASHBURN’S “ORIGIN STORIES” COMING APRIL 2018

Brian Mashburn
“Origin Stories”
April 7, 2018 – April 28, 2018

Thinkspace (Los Angeles) – is pleased to present new works by North Carolina-based painter Brian Mashburn in his main gallery debut, Origin Stories. The artist’s meticulously detailed works depict quasi-post-apocalyptic scenes in which the natural and human worlds coexist uncomfortably, the remnants of human industrial development haunting the perimeter of the landscapes it has exploited to stage its expansion. Human beings are conspicuously absent from these works but loom invisibly in architectural vestiges, abandoned monuments, and other harbingers of imperfect progress. In this new body of work, Mashburn’s imagery continues to explore his interest in the natural sciences, canonical philosophy, and history, incorporating subtle references to studied and observed themes. Looking to both the cultural and personal narratives that shape our sense of belonging and ancestry, Mashburn offers a nuanced rumination on the poetic power, and fallibility, of antecedents.

Mashburn’s landscapes conjure elements of a 19th-Century Gothic romanticism, offset by contemporary hyperrealistic rendering and surreal contextual juxtapositions. The worlds he posits are densely clouded, overburdened with skeletal trees, and heavy with fog, while anchored by baneful mountain edges and dramatic craggy peaks. These stylistic mainstays of Mashburn’s landscapes are exaggerated and unspecific; like malefic augurs, they cling to something vaguely familiar but petition enough strangeness to elicit phobic dread. Barren and full, the works prophesize a state of exhausted depletion, where nature’s resilience and the effects of unchecked human hubris stand still in an uneasy moment of detente.

The fog-laden vistas for which Mashburn is known are inspired by both the Appalachian Smokey Mountains of Asheville North Carolina, where the artist resides, and his extensive travels throughout the densely overpopulated and polluted areas of Southeastern China where the atmospheric cast is thick with smog. Inspired by his American-Asian heritage, Mashburn incorporates loose stylistic references to historical Chinese ink wash painting, crediting his meticulous work ethic to early scholastic experiences in Chinese character classes. An aggregate of nebulous influences, his works are drawn from this personal heritage, daily observations, an interest in critical theory, and the recent ubiquity of ominous politics and doomsday news. His dystopian landscapes border on the allegorical and suggest a post-cultural world in which eroded edges have failed to contain the entropic threat of chaos.

Technically impressive, Mashburn’s works are composed and minutely detailed. Obsessed with the optics of close proximity, the works hold tight even when examined with little to no distance, unlike more gestural styles that tend to loosen when viewed up close. Working on several pieces in tandem at any given time, the artist achieves the density and surface quality through the application of multiple layers of oil, each sediment dried before the accretion of the next.
Expertly controlled, the works are held together by this burden of detail, an ironic counterpoint to the thematic deterioration they capture.

In an era of rampant and environmentally untenable growth – one that attests to a profusion of consumption and use that now seems in overt defiance of any over worn and anachronistic ideal of ‘progress’ – Mashburn’s Origin Stories looks to the source of beginnings from the vantage point of ends.

Thinkspace Editions – Josh Keyes’s “Mad World” Print Drop Friday January 26th.

Excited to share our next special edition will be with Josh Keyes. All is in place for Mad World to be available THIS Friday, January 26 at 10AM Pacific Time (1PM Eastern).

Josh Keyes
Mad World
Edition of 300
13×16 inches / 35.5×50.8cm (full size reproduction of the original work)
Fine art print on 290gsm paper
Signed and numbered by the artist
$175

Mad World is taken from Josh’s sold out Los Angeles solo exhibition Implosion that took place this past August with us.

Photographed and printed by Static Medium

Mad World will be available THIS FRIDAY – January 26 – at 10AM Pacific at:
https://shop.thinkspaceprojects.com

Look for two new editions from Dalek (aka James Marshall) in mid-February. Full details will be shared soon on these special screen printed editions.

Shop all our latest prints & more at:
https://shop.thinkspaceprojects.com/

NEW PRINT EDITIONS AVAILABLE THIS SATURDAY EVENING FROM SARAH JONCAS, KELLY VIVANCO, and SCOTT LISTFIELD

We’re excited to be dropping new print editions from Scott Listfield, Sarah Joncas, and Kelly Vivanco at the opening reception of Betwixt and Beauty in the main room, and 1984 in the project room this Saturday, January 6thWe will only be accepting in-person sales at this time, and currently, no phone or internet orders will be accepted. After the opening reception, the remaining copies will be shared via our webshop where those unable to attend the opening will have an opportunity to purchase prints.
Make sure to follow our social media channels for further print release details.
SARAH JONCAS
‘Fever Break’
Edition of 40
Fine art print on 290gsm paper
Signed and numbered by the artist
16×20 inches / 40.6×50.8cm
$75
 KELLY VIVANCO
‘Masks’
Edition of 30
Fine art print on 290gsm paper
Signed and numbered by the artist
12×12 inches / 30x30cm
$50
 SCOTT LISTFIELD
‘Rio’
Edition of 60
Fine art print on 290gsm paper
Signed and numbered by the artist
16×20 inches / 40.6×50.8cm
$75