Just saw this on the Kid Robot forum and wanted to send out our thoughts… this is just horrible and such a loss – Skot’s new body of work was just stunning.
From the board:
Hundreds of amazing and beautiful lowbrow paintings and artwork were destroyed yesterday morning when a fire broke out in Miami Wynwood Art District’s “Harold Golen Gallery” – the current exhibition was especially important due to the international art fair Art Basel, which wrapped up this past Sunday. Among the paintings that were lost are the work of Ron English, Tim Biskup, Niagara, Mars One and most notably Skot Olsen. The now destroyed show was called “Subjective Reality” and featured at its center ALL of the new neo-psychedelic artwork of Skot Olsen, which has taken years to complete. Destroyed in the fire were a dozen paintings by this lowbrow/pop surrealist artist who unveiling his new direction and more realistic painting style at Art Basel show this weekend.
All that remains of his work are a few prints available on the artists website: Saint Psilocybe & Saint Elyse’s Epiphany. http://www.skotolsen.com/purchase/prints.php
Obviously, Skot Olsen is shocked and heartbroken and could use any support that the art community can muster. A year of work down the toilet!
Also news coverage at: http://www3.wsvn.com/news/articles/local/MI70321/ http://www.local10.com/news/14821045/detail.html
Thinkspace is profiled in the upcoming issue of Juxtapoz (issue 84 / Tomer Hanuka on cover) as part of their monthly 2-page “Insider” feature. We were photographed by the one and only Estevan Oriol and the article was written by Kevin Staniec who does .ISM magazine (www.KevinStaniec.com) – be sure to check it out, came out really nice and we can’t thank Juxtapoz enough for profiling our gallery.
BoingBoing have talked up the current “Snow Angels” show – check it out here:
Jack and the VinylPulse.com gang have posted a lil’ preview of tonight’s Snow Angels exhibition here: http://www.vinylpulse.com/2007/12/snow-angels-120.html
If all goes as we hope, and this damn rain stays away, it will be snowing out front the gallery tonight via a snow machine we’ve rented. Come on out and marvel at the snow falling in SoCal.
Also, not to be missed, the debut of the “Heartbeats” print from Stella Im Hultberg – get through early and know we’ll also be debuting the new print Ekundayo as well, “Too Much Of Anything…”, that was recently profiled in the latest issue of Juxtapoz.
Come on through, the girls have delivered a beautiful array of work and in our project room, Jesse Hotchkiss has created a new series of works that are sure to get folks talking. Don’t sleep on this guy.
Hope to see you all this evening!
We’re excited to announce two new prints being released by Thinkspace.
Stella’s new print for “Heartbeats” (her breakthrough piece from the recent “Smitten” show) is available now (call the gallery at 323.913.3375 to place a phone order) and look for a PayPal button to be set up this coming week to help make things easier. You can also shoot over your details to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can to follow up.
Stella Im Hultberg “Heartbeats”
14″x20″ print (12″x18″ image area)
Giclee print on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag fine art archival paper
Limited Edition of 100
AND coming up in early January, we will be issuing a very special, hand embellished print from Ekundayo. The work “Too Much Of Anything…” is taken from his breakout debut solo show, which was recently profiled in the new issue of Juxtapoz, complete with a full page image of “Too Much Of Anything…”. Ekundayo has gone in and embellished the gold teeth, parts of the wings and crosses on each bible in the piece with gold leaf, he’s also taken blue acrylic and embellished his body and wings… and he’s even gone in and added some designs elements and marks with ink after he laid on the acrlylic and gold leaf embellishments. Truly a one-of-a-kind print with no two alike.
NOTE: We are now accepting pre-orders for this special embellished print – which will ship out in late January 2008
Ekundayo“Too Much Of Anything…”
22″x28″ print (19″x24″ image area)
Giclee print on Hahnemuhle Museum Etching fine art archival paper
Each print is hand embellished by the artist with acrylic, gold leaf and ink.
Limited Edition of 30