General update / recent trips to NYC and SF…

Been swamped with travels these past few weeks, not to mention taking down Kathie & Brandt’s show and getting ready for our openings tomorrow night. The week before last I made a trip out to NYC and Brooklyn where many good things were put into motion and earlier this week I also swung up to SF for a couple days to visit some galleries and to meet with Armsrock to discuss plans for our big show with him and Elbow-Toe this December. He’s KILLING the Upper Playground gallery up there with D*Face – their show opened tonight to what had to be a packed crowd. The gallery looked so amazing when I swung through, and they still had a day to add to it. They were both getting up all over SF. Armsrock laid down one of his signature sleeping homeless pieces on the sidewalk next to the opening of Fifty24SF – gripping to see in person. If you are in SF the next few weeks, don’t miss this one. Also, on the Upper Playground tip, keep your ear to the ground for the opening of their LA spot.

I’ll be back on track next week with the early head’s up on the underground happenings. As mentioned above, things have just been a bit nutty. Considering most spots will barely tell ya’ about a killer show that’s next door to ’em, we’re happy to always keep the community spirit alive by spreading the word.

VinylPulse.com post preview on "Uncommon Gardens"…

Our good bud Jack over at VinylPulse.com just posted a nice lil’ preview/behind the scenes glimpse of tomorrow night’s show “Uncommon Gardens” featuring new works from Catherine Brooks, Caia Koopman, Lilly Piri and Kelly Vivanco.

Be sure to come on through, Kelly delivered a really beautiful installation/mural in our front room that carries into the main gallery.

See a glimpse here:
http://www.vinylpulse.com/2008/05/uncommon-garden.html

Ink Advance special ‘mini show’ this Fri in project room…

Super last minute show announcement…. in addition to Kris Chau’s solo show in our project room this Friday, we had some extra space, and I just got a sick, huge batch of works in from street artists Acorn (Canada / but super active in Germany and Australia as of late – just showed at BLVD too) and the artist couple of Ghostpatrol and Miso (from Melbourne, Australia).

The three recently had a big show in Australia that even had a special book accompany it called Ink Advance. I loved the show and we had already been working with Ghostpatrol and Miso, so I hit them up if they’d be into sending over some works in order to do a small U.S. version of the Ink Advance grouping.

Here’s a lil’ sneak peak of their wall: http://flickr.com/photos/thinkspace/2467315348/

AND Juxtapoz.com hyped up the show as well here: http://www.juxtapoz.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=3245&Itemid=1

In the meantime, to check out more about Ghostpatrol, check out his site at:
http://www.ghostpatrol.net/menu.htm

For more on Miso, check out her site here:
http://www.cityofreubens.com/

And for all the latest, check their latest news update out here – these two are busy:
http://ghostpatrol.net/newsletter/miso_ghostpatrol_may_news2.jpg

AND….

For more on Acorn, check out:http://flickr.com/photos/acornsgrow/http://oakyoh.blogspot.com/

All their works will be posted in our ‘Available Artwork’ section by this weekend.

Flavorpill name "Uncommon Gardens" the show to hit this Fri…

Flavorpill.com have called out this Friday’s show at Thinkspace – “Uncommon Gardens” – as the show to hit in LA this Fri.

Check out the review here:

“Consider it Ladies’ Choice at Thinkspace this month, as the gallery devotes its wall space to the work of four women with decidedly feminine bents to their styles and imagery. Caia Koopman, Kelly Vivanco, Lilly Piri, and Catherine Brooks festoon the gallery with flora- and fauna-based artwork, all of which embraces the delicate sensuality and sweetness of the archetypal female spirit. But these gals know that ladies are made equally of sugar and spice, as evidenced in particular by the moody sultriness of Brooks’ female subjects and the graphic skate-culture edge Koopman brings to the table.” – Ashley Tibbits / Flavorpill.com