Juxtapoz interview Timothy Karpinski…

Karpinski's studio in full production mode for next Fri's show
Karpinski's studio in full production mode for next Fri's show

Coming up next Fri, Nov. 6th we are proud to present ‘My Heart Never Sleeps’, the second solo show at our gallery from Portland based artist Timothy Karpinski. This will be the first solo exhibition with the artist in our main gallery space, following ‘The Place I Call Home’, which took place in our project room in the fall of 2008. ‘My Heart Never Sleeps’ will feature a large installation featuring the artist’s “Fear Fort” which he has been living in for the past few months as he worked on the show and will be sleeping and living in during the week-long installation of the exhibition itself. In addition to this special installation, the opening reception will also feature a special musical performance from the band Lovers.

“Swirling around the themes of love and oneness with nature, Timothy Karpinski’s creations are the type of delicate and intimate creations that appeal to our most sensitive sensibilities.” – JUXTAPOZ

Check out a great interview that Juxtapoz just conducted with Timothy Karpinski below:
http://www.juxtapoz.com/Features/back-talk-with-timothy-karpinski

View a ’sneak peek’ of Karpinski’s work for the show via the link below:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/thinkspace/sets/72157622377680535/

Timothy Karpinski
‘My Heart Never Sleeps’

Opening Reception: Fri, Nov. 6th 7-11PM

Timothy will be in attendance from Portland for the opening reception, so please be sure to swing through and say hello.

Thinkspace
4210 Santa Monica Blvd. (near Sunset Junction) in Silver Lake area of Los Angeles

Juxtapoz interview Turf One…

Bird house (Large)

Coming up next month at Thinkspace is the debut west coast solo show from French multidisciplinary artist Turf One (aka Jean Labourdette). We’re honored to host Labourdette’s first major collection of new works after a very successful showing this past summer alongside Shawn Barber at Yves Laroche in Montreal, Quebec.

Check out a great interview that Juxtapoz just conducted with Turf One below:
http://www.juxtapoz.com/Features/back-talk-with-turf-one

View a ‘sneak peek’ of Turf One‘s debut west coast solo show via the link below:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/thinkspace/sets/72157622502222922/

Turf One
‘Shining Darkness’

Opening Reception: Fri, Nov. 6th 7-11PM

Turf One will be in attendance from Montreal for the opening reception, so be sure to swing through and say hello.

Thinkspace
4210 Santa Monica Blvd. (near Sunset Junction) in Silver Lake area of Los Angeles

‘Three Apples’ celebrating 35 years of Hello Kitty

Yosuke Ueno - "Always" - featured in 'Three Apples'
Yosuke Ueno - "Always" - featured in 'Three Apples'

Sat, Oct. 24th 10AM-10PM (check site for details – events all day long)
Royal/T
8910 Washington Blvd. in Culver City / 310.559.6300
“Three Apples” special event celebrating 35 years of Hello Kitty including a group show featuring Hello Kitty inspired works from over 80 artists including Gary Baseman, Ron English, Amanda Visell, Buff Monster, Camilla d’Errico, Tara McPherson, Kathie Olivas, Aiko, Andrew Brandou, FriendsWithYou, Natalia Fabia, Mark Dean Veca, Luke Chueh, Jeremyville, Travis Louie, Yoskay Yamamoto, Deph, Melissa Haslam, Hush, Nate Frizzell, Colin Christian, Yosuke Ueno and many more plus a special product retrospective, a Hello Kitty ‘apartment’ installation, a pop-up shop with tons of limited edition items for the event, a Hello Kitty themed café menu and more.

Be sure to check out the site for a slew of events going on throughout the exhibition including a Halloween part on Sat, Oct. 31st – don’t miss that! This special exhibit is on view through November 15th – don’t miss it!

Special show site:
www.sanrio.com/threeapples

Check out some great shots of the VIP opening on Thursday night via Arrested Motion here:
http://arrestedmotion.com/2009/10/openings-three-apples-hello-kitty-show-royal-t/

Check out a great video segment from NBC news on the event:
http://www.nbclosangeles.com/around-town/events/Exhibit_Celebrates_Hello_Kitty_s_35th_Birthday_Los_Angeles.html

Giant Robot Biennale 2 – TONIGHT @ Japanese American National Museum

Jean image GR show

TONIGHT – Sat, Oct. 24th 6-10PM
Japanese American National Museum
369 East First Street in Los Angeles
“Giant Robot Biennale 2: 15 F*cking Years” featuring major new works from David Choe, Souther Salazar, Rob Sato, James Jean, kozyndan, Jeff Soto, Stella Lai, Theo Ellsworth, Deth P. Sun, Jack Long and Albert Reyes along with a special collaboration from Le Merde, David Horvath and Yukinori Dehara plus indie video games and a photo retrospective of the last 15 years of Giant Robot and in a second hall, a 50+ person group show featuring works from the likes of Andrew Jeffrey Wright, Apak, Bigfoot, Bwana Spoons, Dan-ah Kim, Edwin Ushiro, Hannah Stouffer, Jen Corace, Jon Burgerman, Luke Chueh, Mari Inukai, Marci Washington, Mark Todd, Matt Furie, PCP, Robert Bellm, Scrappers, Thomas Han and many, many more.
(On view through January 24th, 2010)

Check out some amazing shots of the show coming together courtesy of GR co-founder Eric Nakamura here: www.giantrobot.com/biennale

Be sure to be there by 7:30PM tonight for a special presentation from Eric Nakamura. Rumors also flying about that some of the artists will be performing some music at some point during the evening…

Further details and parking information available here:
http://www.janm.org

R. Crumb’s “The Book Of Genesis” opens today at the Hammer…

crumbgenesis

The Hammer Museum presents seminal comic artist R. Crumb’s adaptation of the first book of the Old Testament, the Book of Genesis. Crumb has spent the last five years on this incredibly ambitious endeavor. The exhibition features 207 individual, black and white drawings incorporating every word from all fifty chapters, as well as a cover, title page, introduction and back cover. Each drawing contains six to eight comic panels illustrating the stories of Adam and Eve, Noah’s Ark, Sodom and Gomorrah, and more. Using his signature bawdy style, Crumb’s version of the Book of Genesis puts an entirely new twist on the Bible.

R. Crumb’s exhibition at the Hammer Museum is preceded by solo exhibitions at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; the Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; The Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands; Whitechapel Art Gallery, London; David Zwirner, New York; and Paul Morris Gallery, New York.

The Book of Genesis Illustrated by R. Crumb, with a handwritten introduction by the artist, and edited by Robert Weil, is published by W.W. Norton. The hardcover catalogue is 224 pages and will be released next week.

Great review of ‘The Book Of Genesis’ by R. Crumb here:
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/25/books/review/Hajdu-t.html

Pre-order the book here:
http://www.amazon.com/Book-Genesis-Illustrated-R-Crumb/dp/0393061027

Plus be sure to mark your calendars now for this coming Thurs:
On Thurs, October 29th at Royce Hall, R. Crumb will be joined by, longtime friend and art editor for The New Yorker, Françoise Mouly, for a candid discussion about his life and this new project at UCLA. This is a very rare public appearance and one not to be missed. For more information, click here: http://www.uclalive.org/event.asp?Event_ID=676

And be sure to mark your calendars as well for Tue, Nov. 3rd:
Special screening of the movie ‘Crumb’ – shot over a period of six years, director Terry Zwigoff’s Crumb is an illuminating portrait of the controversial comic artist. The film uses uncensored interviews with the artist, his family, colleagues, critics, and ex-lovers, along with footage of his work, to paint a riveting picture of Crumb and the influences that have endowed his creativity. Details via the link below:
http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs/detail/program_id/326

“The Bible Illuminated: R. Crumb’s Book Of Genesis”
On view through February 7th, 2010

Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Blvd in Los Angeles (Westwood area)
Hours:
Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat 11am – 7pm*
Thu 11am – 9pm
Sun 11am – 5pm
$7 admission
http://hammer.ucla.edu/