Daniel Bilodeau featured in Hi-Fructose

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New to the Thinkspace family roster, artist Daniel Bilodeau was featured on Hi-Fructose’s website. We’re excited to be exhibiting a new piece from Bilodeau at Scope Miami Beach next month and work with the artist more in 2017.

View the full article on Hi-Fructose’s website.

New York City-based artist Daniel Bilodeau creates work that blends traditional still-life and figure studies with postmodern, existential displacement. These are works that feel as though once complete, were re-arranged by the hands of another creator. – Hi-Fructose

Thinkspace at Scope Miami Beach 2016

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Look for Thinkspace near the fair’s main entrance at booth F05, bringing the heat with mini solo shows from Cinta Vidal and David Cooley + new bodies of work from Alex Yanes / Alexis Diaz / Brian Mashburn / Brian M. Viveros / Glennray Tutor / Jean Labourdette (aka Turf One) / Josh Keyes & Sergio Garcia + our wall of sixty 12×12 inch works from our family of internationally renowned artists.
12×12 group show:
Aaron Li-Hill
Adam Caldwell
Alex Garant
Amy Sol
Baghead
Carl Cashman
Chie Yoshii
Craig ‘Skibs’ Barker
Dan Lydersen
Dan-ah Kim
Daniel Bilodeau
David Rice
Derek Gores
Dulk
Ekundayo
Erik Siador
Frank Gonzales
Glenn Arthur
Henrik Aa. Uldalen
Icy and Sot
James Bullough
James Reka
Jana & JS
Jeremy Hush
Jolene Lai
Josie Morway
Juan Travieso
Kari-Lise Alexander
Kelly Vivanco
Ki Sung Koh
Kyle Stewart
Linnea Strid
Lisa Ericson
Liz Brizzi
Low Bros
Luke O’Sullivan
Lunar New Year
Mando Marie
Marco Mazzoni
Martin Whatson
Mary Iverson
Matt Linares
Matthew Grabelsky
Michael Reeder
Mike Egan
Pam Glew
Rodrigo Luff
Scott Listfield
Scott Radke
Sean Mahan
Sean Norvet
Snik
Tony Philipppou
Wiley Wallace
X-O
Yosuke Ueno
Platinum First View:

Tuesday November 29, 12pm-4pm

VIP & Press Preview:
Tuesday November 29, 4pm-8pm
General Admission:

Wednesday November 30 – Sunday December 4, 11am-8pm

Taking place on Miami Beach at Ocean & 8th

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THANKSGIVING GALLERY HOURS

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“Meeting The Elder” by Andy Kehoe

We are forever thankful to all those who have supported Thinkspace Gallery throughout the years, and as this is the week of gratitude we will be closing our doors a few days to reflect upon and be with our great art family.

Below are the gallery hours for this week.

Monday 11/21 : CLOSED
Tuesday 11/22 : 12pm – 6pm
Wednesday 11/23 : 12 pm – 6pm
Thursday 11/24 : CLOSED
Friday 11/25 : CLOSED
Saturday 11/ 26 : 12pm – 6pm

 

Artist Know Hope In ‘Wall Drawings – Urban Icons’ exhibition at Musée d’artcontemporain de Lyon

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Thinkspace family artist Know Hope, who has shown with us at the gallery and in museum exhibitions over the years, is currently a part of  ‘Wall Drawings – Urban Icons’ exhibition at Musée d’artcontemporain de Lyon. We wanted to congratulate Know Hope on the honor of being a part of the prestigious show, and share some image and a snippet of the video installation he created for the exhibition titled, ‘Parallels’.

View available work from Know Hope on the Thinkspace Gallery website.

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Below is an explanation of the piece in Know Hope’s words. 

In ‘Parallels’, the documentation of a series of site-specific interventions, each essentially creating a ‘border’, form the basis this video installation.

These interventions were created during my stay in Lyon, each one organically interacting with the passers-by, allowing a correspondence and reflection on broader philosophical contemplations.

The documentation of these interventions were later paired with other representations of borders, or the meeting point of two separate realities such as the Segregation Wall in the West Bank, the Lesvos Shoreline and depictions of refugees and migrants breaking into trucks waiting to enter the Eurotunnel in Calais in order to enter UK territory.

This juxtaposition attempts to raise questions regarding the notions of territory, identity, and our emotional structures.

 

 

New Mural by Telmo Miel in Dordrecht, Holland & Final Days of ‘Lost and Not Found’

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Thinkspace family artists Telmo Miel just completed another moving mural ‘Not As Creepy as I Seem’ in Dordrecht, Holland.  Here is the inspiration behind the piece in the artists’ own words.

“The picture we used as reference was from an old photo database, that had pictures of people in Dordrecht in the 1930-1940s. This particular girl we saw perfectly fitted this wall, and because of the fact the girl was from there we could not resist using it as a base for our concept.

By looking at those photo’s we realized the overall feel of photography drastically changed over the decades. Nowadays people use their phones or in luxurious circumstances they hire a photographer for family portraits. But the feel is usually happy, smiling, or with a duckface here and there. The database we went through was filled with serious people in a clothing style that referred more to modern day horror films than wholesome family life.

In every case, there is a kind of easily misinterpret-able factor ‘appearance’. She isn’t creepy though. Just like I’m not always angry, although I maybe appear to be.”

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Make sure to check out their current exhibition at the Fullerton Museum Center ‘Lost and Not Found’ in its final days. The exhibition features a mural and a few original works by the artists closes November 27th.

 

Next Up at Thinkspace Gallery – Fuco Ueda’s “Odd-Eye”

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Opening Reception:
Sat., December 10th 6-9PM

On view December 10th – December 31st

Thinkspace is pleased to present its second solo exhibition of works by Japanese artist Fuco Ueda in Odd Eye. The Tokyo-based Ueda creates surreal paintings of enigmatic girls in strangely beautiful incandescent dreamscapes. With larger than life flowers and creatures ranging from moray eels to butterflies, her paintings are like apparitions pulled from the shadowy depths of the subconscious. Her mischievous adventurers are innocent and devious, at times playful and others sinister, suspended somewhere between the waking world and the beyond. An inscrutable universe of lush neon chrysanthemums and florid skins, Ueda’s world is a hallucinatory daydream.

Ueda’s works convey the lonely meditative feeling of dreams, a world set apart from the existence of others and self-sustained by isolated dread and reverie. At times a darkness pervades with recurring symbols like skeletal hands and the fiery orbs, or hitodama, of Japanese folklore, thought to be the souls of the dead. Another recurring symbol that figures prominently in her works is the chrysanthemum, also a symbol of loss, death, and vulnerability. These surreal apparitions reinforce a sense of displacement and transience. Her lithe figures, often charged with a cryptic eroticism, dissolve into the webs of these conjured worlds; like figments crossing over into ghostly recesses.

The tone of Ueda’s works tends to shift towards a lighter and more whimsical extreme as well. Her girls are often surrounded by small birds, butterflies, underwater creatures, beribboned pets, and dazzling flora, in dreamily abstracted landscapes that seem to glow and hum with weird life. The combination of these light and dark extremes is often unexpected, and psychologically evocative. Beautifully illustrated girls drip with honey and bare skinned knees, while snakes, fish, cobwebs, and bright fungi surround and shroud them. Contrasts abound in her choice of palettes as well, with the mixture of deeply pigmented hues, dark blacks, bright neons and iridescent pastel purples and blues.

Working primarily with acrylic paints and powdered mineral pigments on canvas, paper, and wood, Ueda dilutes her acrylics to create the consistency of watercolor. The unique quality of her surfaces is both chalky and luminous owing to this technique. Self-admittedly, Ueda is personally attached to her works, and her process is ultimately tantamount to a loss, preparing each for release into the world with the sprinkling of water as an acknowledgment of its completion and passing. We are left with the sense that Ueda’s world is in a constant state of transition and contraction, emerging and receding through the stitches of tenuously bound worlds.

CURRENT EXHIBITION

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Audrey Kawsaki’s “Interlude” & Stella Im Hultbergs “Hollow Resonance” are on view now through December 3rd.

 

 

The Creator Project Features Artists Stella Im Hultberg & Audrey Kawasaki

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The Creators Project features the beautiful work of Audrey Kawasaki and Stella Im Hultberg, highlighting their current exhibition at Thinkspace Gallery and an excellent look into the artist themselves.

Visit The Creators Project website for the full article.

“Her paintings follow a single illusive muse: an ageless, erotically charged girl who is reinvented and reimagined in each composition.” – The Creators Project regarding Audrey Kawasaki’s work.

Audrey Kawasaki’s ‘Interlude’ & Stella Im Hultberg’s ‘Hollow Resonance’ are currently on view now through December 3rd.