Mark Ryden book signing next Sat during Art Los Angeles Contemporary

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Special book signing with Mark Ryden for The Tree Show exhibition book

Next weekend – Saturday, January 30th from 1 – 3 pm

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Mark Ryden will sign copies of his newest release “The Tree Show” (2009), a hardcover collection of recent works, during the upcoming Art Los Angeles Contemporary art fair taking place next weekend…

Ryden book spread

During the Art Los Angeles Contemporary Art Fair
taking place at the Pacific Design Center
(on the 2nd floor of the Pacific Design Center, the blue building, at the ARTBOOK booth, H10)

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Sat, Jan. 30th 1-3PM

Pacific Design Center
8687 Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood

More on Art Los Angeles Contemporary here.

Special show with Mear, Kofie, El Mac and Retna downtown tonight!

Street Legal


Rivera & Rivera Gallery is proud to announce the opening of ‘Street Legal’, an exhibition of original artwork by legendary Los Angeles artists Mear One, Kofie, El Mac, and Retna.

Opening in conjunction with ‘Vox Humana’, a live art performance by these same artists at the Los Angeles Convention Center during the L.A. Art Show 2010 (that must be seen – HUGE pieces!), this exhibition will showcase more than 25 works of art, including the premiere of Mear One’s monumental sculpture entitled “Pillar of Consciousness.”

While wildly diverse in styles, media, and scale, this unique group of artists have transcended street writing and evolved their work into one of the most challenging and sophisticated contemporary art forms.

More on ‘Vox Humana’ here:

Artists Reception: TONIGHT – Fri, January 22nd 7 PM

Exhibition on view: January 22nd – February 27th

Rivera & Rivera
1100 S. Hope Street in downtown Los Angeles

New print from Joao Ruas now available…

Joao print

Exclusive Release
Jan. 22nd, 2010

Thinkspace is excited to announce a new limited edition print release from artist Joao Ruas.

This is the first print we’ve published from Joao Ruas and we’re extremely happy with how it came out. This particular work was a big hit during his sold-out ‘Inner Myth Pt. 1’ exhibition and we felt it was a great fit for our first print with Joao.

“Enkindu & Gilgamesh”
12×12” giclee print on Epson Ultrasmooth smooth cotton rag fine art paper
Hand signed and numbered by Joao
Limited edition of 30 prints (+ 5 artist proofs)
$60 each

To order this print, please click below:

About Joao Ruas:


Born in Brazil, 28-year old artist João Paulo Alvares Ruas was still a young child when his interest for visual art started to grow. Comic books were his first bridge to lines and colors, during high school much of his time was devoted to creative thinking due to the almost alternative education institution he studied under. Later, he took Design as his choice in University.

After a three year stint in London, João went back to his home town, São Paulo, where he works and lives.

To view available original works from Joao, please click here:

Look for Joao to make his return to Los Angeles this coming May at our new gallery space in Culver City.

Thinkspace Gallery
4210 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90029
Thur-Sun 1-6PM or by appointment

‘Give Me Space To Think’ – Feb. 13th in Marina del Rey…

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Sour Harvest presents:

‘Give Me Space To Think’
A showcase featuring artists that will be exhibiting at Thinkspace and Cannibal Flower in 2010

Opening Reception: Sat, Feb. 13th 7-11PM @ Sherman Gallery

With live painting from Dabs Myla, John Park, Anthony Clarkson, & more TBC

On view through Feb. 27th

Special westside event taking place at:
Sherman Gallery

4039 Lincoln Blvd in Marina del Rey (near Washington Blvd intersection)

From Thinkspace:
Allison Sommers –
Anthony Clarkson –
Dabs Myla –
Jacub Gagnon –
John Park –
Joseph “2H” McSween –
Linnea Strid –
Nathan DeYoung –
Seth Armstrong –
Tran Nguyen –
Yosuke Ueno –  

From Cannibal Flower:
Brian Robertson –
Crystal Silver –
Delphia –
Erik Siador –
Godfrey Mawema –
Jessica Blowers-
Louie Metz –
Macsorro –
Michael Pukac –
Mickey Edtinger –
N.S. David –  

With a special installation from Craig ‘Skibs’ Barker –

Watch for more details to be announced soon…

Recommended openings for this weekend

Mark Jenkins - showing this Thursday at Carmichael Gallery
Mark Jenkins - showing this Thursday at Carmichael Gallery

Thurs, Jan. 21st 7-10PM
Carmichael Gallery
1257 N. La Brea Ave in West Hollywood
‘Meaning Is Overrated’ featuring new work by Mark Jenkins + ‘On & Off (Often On)’ featuring new work by Aakash Nihalani – don’t miss this one!!!
(On view through Feb. 18th)

Thurs, Jan. 21st 5PM
Japanese American National Museum
369 East First Street, Los Angeles
‘Giant Robot Biennale 2’ closing party – the JANM will be open for extended hours – admission will be free and many of the participating artists and key members of the Giant Robot family will be in attendance as part of this special gathering – expect refreshments, musical guests The Binges and DJ Puffs, and other surprises  

Thurs, Jan. 21st – Sun, Jan. 24th ($20 general admission)
Los Angeles Art Show
LA Convention Center, West Hall A, 1201 South Figueroa St. in downtown LA
The acclaimed Los Angeles Art Show will this year be presented in the revived Downtown district – celebrating its 15th year, the event will feature painting, sculpture, works on paper, photography, and video from over 110 galleries, both international and domestic. It encompasses over 15,000 works from all genres and periods including Historical, Modern, and Contemporary – full details on the fair’s site –

Sat, Jan. 23rd Noon-4PM + special event at 9PM
The Montalban Theater
1615 Vine Street in Hollywood
‘We Love Art’ presented by Paper Magazine and Converse and featuring works curated by Cannibal Flower (Dabs Myla, Craig ‘Skibs’ Barker, John Park, Michael Pukac, Erik Siador, N.S. David, L. Croskey, Liz Brizzi and more) plus works curated by Darren Romanelli and Jeff McMillan, live DJ action, the LA Ladies Choir, and much more
For more information go to and click on ‘events’

Sat, Jan. 23rd 12-5PM
Mid-City Arts
5111 West Pico Blvd in Los Angeles
‘Heavy Surveillance” – live painting event + art exhibit with Dabs Myla, T-Kid, Duster, Jim Darling, Axis, Pose 2, and Vogue – sponsored by 33Third  

Sat, Jan. 23rd 7-10PM
Scion Installation Gallery
3521 Helms Ave. (at National) in Culver City
‘Scion Installation 6: VIDEO’ – now in its 6th year, this revolutionary art tour kicks off 2010 in Los Angeles. The tour focuses on the video medium, which emerged in the 1960s and has since expanded galleries into more experimental, kinetic and interactive spaces. “Installation 6: Video” challenged 10 artists to create non-narrative video installations that will eventually transform five unique exhibitions around the country featuring: Dust la Rock (Brooklyn, NY), Eric Nakamura (Los Angeles, CA), Saelee Oh (Los Angeles, CA), French (London, England), Josh Graham (New York, NY), Ill-Studio (Paris, France), Monihan Monihan (New York, NY), Mark Mothersbaugh (Los Angeles, CA), PMKFA (Tokyo, Japan), and Sage Vaughn (Los Angeles, CA)
(On view through Feb. 13th)