Spenser Little featured on Hi-Fructose

Congratulations to Spenser Little for his feature on the Hi-Fructose website.

When Spenser Little bends wire, an assuming material can become an elaborate tapestry. – Hi-Fructose

Visit the Hi-Fructose website to view the full story.

Benjamin Garcia – Panacea | Project Room

September 15, 2018 – October 6, 2018

Benjamin Garcia
Panacea (Project Room)

Concurrently on view in the Thinkspace Project Room is Panacea, featuring new works by Venezuelan artist Benjamin Garcia. Fascinated by the psychological fracture of the individual and the competing impulses at work in any single identity, Garcia’s painterly style is emotive and gestural.

His works reveal the figurative subject in a state of transformation or becoming. These are discrete moments of revelation expressed in the shifting and itinerant quality of the artist’s paint application, dynamic psychological portraits mitigated by the gestural viscosity of the media. The coexistence of distress and beauty shape Garcia’s works with an undeniable pathos; the “Panacea” in this case appears to be the healing work of paint itself, and the emotive and universalizing outlet it provides in a time of factious disorder.

Inspired by great illustrators like Jean Giraud, aka. Moebius and Bill Sienkiewicz of Marvel Comics’ fame, the corpulent, fleshy contemporary figurative painting of Jenny Saville, the illustrations and graphic novels of Kent Williams, and the darkly works of preeminent portraitist Lucian Freud, Garcia’s inspiration comes from all visual domains, from both “high” and populist expressions of figuration.

Combining moments of chaos in his work with the tempered control of composition, Garcia slides in and out of affective extremes. At one side, governed by impulses of ecstatic joy and sensuality, and on the other, foiled by the spectrum’s opposing impulses of anxiety and violence. The coexistence of these oppositions, articulated in the representation of the body as a tangible vehicle for the psyche, feel both relatable and seductive, beautifully powerful and inexplicably unhinged.

INTERVIEW WITH BENJAMIN GARCIA 

Opening Reception with the Artist(s):
Saturday, September 15, 2018
6:00pm – 9:00pm

Artist Michael Reeder Featured on Forbes

Michael Reeder has been crushing it and his colorful mixed media work has garnered the attention of Forbes contributing writer Felicity Carter. Go over to Forbes.com for the full interview. Also, plan ahead and mark your calendars, as we will have a major solo coming up with Reeder in the summer of 2019.

What was your first memory of art?

I would have to say the cover art from my Dad’s vinyl album collection was probably my first exposure to art. He had some pretty epic covers from Judas Priest, Def Leppard, Molly Hatchet, AC/DC etc. I remember trying to draw almost all of them.

Sandra Chevrier Featured on CBC Arts

Thinkspace family member, Sandra Chevrier who will be showing new works in our upcoming show with MOAH in October, was recently featured on CBC Art. The piece includes a great little video by filmmaker Pablo Aravena, that follows Chevrier as she works on a mural in Montreal for MURAL Festival. 

You can view the full piece over on the CBC Art website and view Chevrier’s body of work presented through Thinkspace here.

La Cage Et Ceux Qui Restent Debout – SOLD

Recap of the Opening Reception of Exhibitions from Yosuke Ueno, Alex Garant, and TikToy

The opening reception of Yosuke Ueno “But Beautiful” and Alex Garant’s “Voyage of the Insomniac” in the Thinkspace main room was a beautiful event. Both artists had prints available that were picked up by dedicated fans. In the project room, we were proud to present “Timewarp” which display the animated clocks of artists TikToy that are reminiscent of the 1989 classic Little Monsters.

Thank you to all that came out to support these incredible shows from all three artists. Congratulations to Yosuke Ueno, Alex Garant & TikToy on beautiful new bodies of work!

All three solo exhibitions are on view through August 25 at Thinkspace and can also be enjoyed via our website at http://thinkspaceprojects.com

photos courtesy Bryan Birdman Mier