Coming up this Saturday at Thinkspace is ‘Into the Depths‘ featuring new works from Andy Kehoe. To help spread the good word the kind folks at Juxtapoz have posted a ‘back talk’ mini-interview with the man himself.
• Favorite medium to work with? I started using resin for my most recent show with Thinkspace and it literally added a new dimension to my work. It’s been really gratifying to add so much more depth and space into my work. Creating worlds has always been a desire of mine and this medium produces an actual tangible little world in the end. It’s really exciting.
One of our favorite artists, Andy Kehoe will be opening his long awaited next solo show this coming March at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery in NYC. Showing alongside Gary Baseman, this promises to be one amazing night for NYC art lovers. Those of us out west looking for a Kehoe fix will have to wait until next summer when Kehoe returns for a follow up solo with us here at Thinkspace.
“The show is mostly inspired by my cross country move from Portland to Pittsburgh. I saw sights that equally inspired and intimidated the hell out of me along the way. So there’s definitely a pinch of grandness and awe in each piece.” – Andy Kehoe
A group exhibition curated by Nathan Spoor
February 5 – April 17th @ The Grand Central Art Center at Cal State Fullerton
Cal State University’s cutting-edge museum arm, Grand Central Art Center, and Nathan Spoor have teamed up to present one hell of a show in the form of ‘Suggestivism’ – a comprehensive survey that explores and documents a select section of modern contemporary artists which make up the vibrant core of creativity existing in the current art world.
Conceptually speaking, the term “suggestivism” refers to the ability of an individual to pursue their purpose with an amplified understanding and sensitivity. The artists involved represent precisely this – a wave of purpose, working within the more fluid aspects of narrative or figurative arenas. Through the mere power of suggestion, the magic is transferred from one to another, engaging the world at large from the most vivid and evocative of visual realms.
Featuring works from:
Esao Andrews, Carrie Ann Baade, Sandow Birk, Michael Brown, Nicoletta Ceccoli, Dave Cooper, Bob Dob, Thomas Doyle, Ron English, Alex Gross, Robert Hardgrave, Naoto Hattori, Femke Hiemstra, Gregory Jacobsen, Audrey Kawasaki, Andy Kehoe, Kris Kuksi, Darren LeGallo, Kris Lewis, Francesco LoCastro, Jason Maloney, Mars-1/Mario Martinez. Chris Mars, Dalek James Marshall, Dan May, Elizabeth McGrath, Jeff McMillan, Tara McPherson, Mia, David Molesky, Brendan Monroe, Scott Musgrove, Nathan Ota, Michael Page, Kevin Peterson, James Roper, Chris Ryniak, Bob Schneider, Todd Schorr, Greg Simkins, Skinner, Jeff Soto, Nathan Spoor, CR Stecyk III, Heidi Taillefer, Joe Vaux, Nicola Verlato, Oliver Vernon, Eric White, Robin Williams, Martin Wittfooth, Chandler Wood, and Chet Zar
The exhibition will be accompanied by a grand print / book piece that includes the artwork in the exhibition, as well as a fascinating time capsule of studio shots and compelling interviews conducted by Spoor with each artist during the three-year curating period (2008 – 2011). Our props to Spoor for all the hard work he’s put into this, going to be one amazing show!
Opening Reception: Sat, Feb. 5th 7-10PM
Grand Central Art Center
125 N. Broadway in Santa Ana / 714.567.7233 www.grandcentralartcenter.com
*Parking available in the Third Street parking structure
“To celebrate their 5 Year Anniversary, Thinkspace Gallery is putting on the mother of all shows.” – MyModernMet.com
’5 Years / 5 Questions’ with Andy Kehoe
Tell us a little bit about your piece for Thinkspace’s ‘5 Year Anniversary Show’ this November?
This piece is about a creature that breaks down dead forests and allows life to reenter. Here, he is revisiting an old forest and enjoying the fruits of his labor.
What were you doing back in 2005 when Thinkspace started?
I had just moved back to Pittsburgh from New York to focus on making this painting thing happen. Too many days in New York were spent flat broke and drunk so something had to change. When I got to Pittsburgh, I got a job at a coffee shop and painted whenever I could. I think you got in touch with me that year and I submitted a piece for “Picks of the Harvest” the year after. It’s been a good five years.
Name 5 things you can’t live without in your studio?
Music, Audio Books, Butt Cushion, Deer Skull, House Elf.
Where do you hope to be 5 years from now?
Wow, 2015 sounds so futuristic. Well, I hope to still be alive and not thrust into some sort of armageddon where my painting skills wouldn’t be very practical. I hope to learn some practical skills in the next five years to prepare for the armageddon.
What have you got coming up in 2011?
I’ve got a solo show at Jonathan LeVine Gallery in March and I’m talking to Roq La Rue about doing a show later in the year. Then my next solo show with you in the summer of 2012. Lots to look forward to!
Fresh off his successful ‘Living In Twilight’ solo show at Jonathan LeVine Gallery in NYC this past spring, Andy Kehoe has not missed a beat and is preparing for his 2nd solo show with us, opening this coming Friday, Dec. 11th.
One of our favorite people and favorite writers just did a very in-depth interview with Portland-based artist Andy Kehoe whose upcoming solo show, The World Unseen and Those In Between, is coming up this December at Thinkspace.
“The World Unseen and Those In Between is a show about the unseen spirit world and invisible forces that exist all around. It’s been fun creating an even stranger and more mysterious world around my already pretty strange world. I’ve been playing around with ghosts and spirits in previous works, so it’s been great dedicating a whole show to it.” – Andy Kehoe
Andy will be in town from Portland, so please mark your calendar now to attend the opening kick off on Fri, Dec. 11th and watch for an interview with him to be posted here soon as well as a short interview over at Juxtapoz.com (we’ll post a link to that too once up).