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)
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.
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/
Thinkspace is pleased to announce we’ll be returning to Miami this December during Art Basel to participate in Aqua Art Miami. We’re honored to be a part of Aqua’s mission of promoting the West Coast and all the innovative artwork that’s created in cities such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, and Seattle. Thinkspace will be showing a collection of new works created in a variety of mediums, from oil and acrylic to gouache and mixed media. This special collection of curated works will showcase the breadth of talent we work with and will serve as a perfect example of our boundary pushing aesthetic. Please join us at Aqua Wynwood,Booth #25, from December 3rd – December 6th, 2009 in Miami, FL.
This December our aim is to inject our love and devotion for the new contemporary movement (ie: pop surrealism, lowbrow, outsider art, urban contemporary) into the hearts and minds of all the art lovers from around the world that will be in Miami.
Fri, Oct. 23rd 7-11PM Gallery 1988 Los Angeles 7020 Melrose Ave in Los Angeles / 323.937.7088
“SMart: Artwork inspired by Kevin Smith and Scott Mosier’s SModcast” featuring works from David MacDowell, Scott Campbell, Lesley Reppeteaux, NC Winters, Misha, Roland Tomayo, Kiersten Essenpreis, Israel Sanchez, Andrew Wilson, Tom Haubrick, Sean Clarity and many more
(Special one-night only event hosted by Kevin Smith and Scott Mosier) www.nineteeneightyeight.com
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) www.giantrobot.com/biennale http://www.janm.org
Sat, Oct. 24th 7-10PM NONI Boutique 225 North Larchmount Blvd in Los Angeles
“Fall To Pieces” featuring new works from Augustine Kofie www.keepdrafting.com
Sat, Oct. 24th 10AM-10PM (check site for details) 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 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! www.sanrio.com/threeapples
(On view through Nov. 15th)
Sat, Oct. 24th 8-11PM Solid Gallery One 334 N. Fairfax Ave in Los Angeles
“Halloween In Heaven” group show featuring works from Ted Von Heiland, Paul Torres, Axis, Miss Wendy, Michael Baylis, Yushi, Squindo and many more www.solidgalleryone.com
Thank you to all that came out to make Beyond Eden such a huge success. We had well over 6,000 art lovers come through the halls of the LA Municipal Art Gallery, located in the middle of beautiful Barnsdall Park, during the weekend of October 9th. 14 of Los Angeles’ most talked about galleries came together to showcase the works of over 100 artists from the thriving new contemporary movement. In addition to the galleries displaying their works, Beyond Eden also featured the ‘Heroes & Villains’ photographic exhibit from Tatiana Wills and Roman Cho, the LA debut of the film ‘Scribble.08’ on Sunday afternoon, as well as over 20 artists painting live during the Saturday evening festivities. The outside courtyard area was a buzz with activity throughout the gala reception on Sat evening.
It was truly one for the history books and we can’t wait to make next year even bigger and better. Plans are already in motion and after the success of this year’s fair, we know that next year the sky is the limit. So stoked to blow this up.
View opening night photos here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/thinkspace/sets/72157622623373944/
Mark your calendars now for next year’s fair:
October 8th, 9th, 10th