Thinkspace Gallery Print Archive Sale – Saturday January 21st

This Saturday, January 21st from noon to 6PM we will be having our first print archive sale in over three years. We will be sharing the final copies of several sold out editions, the framed display copies of several sold editions, final copies of rare editions, some Artist Proofs, and much more. Plus, there will be some gems from our personal collection made available too.

First come, first served. In-person sales only.

There is no online catalog available and no phone orders being taken. There will be gems from the likes of Audrey Kawasaki (shown above), Etam Cru, Esao Andrews, Brian Viveros, Kevin Peterson, Stella Im Hultberg, Amy Sol, and many, many more.

We will also have our recent books from Brian Viveros and Joao Ruas available for sale as well as Jeremy Fish’s recent book. We’ll also have some cool giveaways throughout the day plus freebies including new magnets for your fridge and our new ‘Miami Vice’ inspired logo button from our trip down to Miami for SCOPE this past December.

Audrey Kawasaki Interview on PROHBTD

Online culture magazine PROHBTD posted an incredible interview with Thinkspace Family artist Audrey Kawasaki. The interview features her most recent exhibition Interlude. Visit PROHBTD’s website for the full interview.

Do you envision your characters as inherently good or deceptively dangerous? 

Both, but more towards the latter. I imagine that, if she appeared in front of me, I would keep good distance. Her charm would be undeniable, and I’d be drawn to her, sure, but I’d rather watch and observe her from afar. I wouldn’t want to get entangled in her affairs. I think for me, as the artist who creates them, I like the idea that they are mysterious, secretive and difficult. Their intangibility makes for a good story and keeps me interested.

The Creator Project Features Artists Stella Im Hultberg & Audrey Kawasaki

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The Creators Project features the beautiful work of Audrey Kawasaki and Stella Im Hultberg, highlighting their current exhibition at Thinkspace Gallery and an excellent look into the artist themselves.

Visit The Creators Project website for the full article.

“Her paintings follow a single illusive muse: an ageless, erotically charged girl who is reinvented and reimagined in each composition.” – The Creators Project regarding Audrey Kawasaki’s work.

Audrey Kawasaki’s ‘Interlude’ & Stella Im Hultberg’s ‘Hollow Resonance’ are currently on view now through December 3rd.

Audrey Kawasaki & Stella Im Hultberg on Hi-Fructose

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Thank you to Hi-Fructose for featuring their favorite pieces from Audrey Kawasaki’s “Interlude” and Stella Im Hultberg’s “Hollow Resonance” on their website in anticipation of last week’s opening.

The exhibitions are on view now until December 3 during the gallery hours, Tuesday through Saturday noon to 6pm.

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Interlude

Stella Im Hultberg
Hollow Resonance

 

Audrey Kawasaki’s ‘Interlude’ & Stella Im Hultberg ‘Hollow Resonance’ Opening Reception

Audrey Kawasaki and Stella Im Hultberg Opening Reception
From Left to Right: Mari Inukai, Stella Im Hultberg, and Audrey Kawasaki

The doors to Audrey Kawasaki’s ‘Interlude’ and Stella Im Hultberg’s ‘Hollow Resonance’ opened at 5:00pm to let in the long line who was anxiously waiting to purchase new print releases from Audrey and Stella. The gallery was packed with Audrey and Stella fan’s admiring their stunning new body of work from 5:00pm till long past doors at 9:00pm.

Audrey Kawasaki’s exhibition sold out before doors with four exclusive drawings  reserved for the opening night. The fours drawings went quickly and were picked up by 4 special collectors who were within the first 15 people to purchase prints.  There are still a few pieces available from Stella Im Hultberg‘s beautiful show ‘Hollow Resonance’ inspired by dreams and her current relationship with her mother and motherhood. Make sure to check out our interview with Stella Im Hultberg for more background on her current work.

Both exhibitions are on view now until December 3, 2016.

Audrey Kawasaki and Stella Im Hultberg Opening Reception

Audrey Kawasaki and Stella Im Hultberg Opening Reception

Audrey Kawasaki and Stella Im Hultberg Opening Reception

Audrey Kawasaki and Stella Im Hultberg Opening Reception

Audrey Kawasaki and Stella Im Hultberg Opening Reception

Audrey Kawasaki and Stella Im Hultberg Opening Reception

Audrey Kawasaki and Stella Im Hultberg Opening Reception

Audrey Kawasaki and Stella Im Hultberg Opening Reception

Audrey Kawasaki and Stella Im Hultberg Opening Reception

Audrey Kawasaki and Stella Im Hultberg Opening Reception

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Audrey Kawasaki and Stella Im Hultberg Opening Reception

Audrey Kawasaki and Stella Im Hultberg Opening Reception

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Audrey Kawasaki and Stella Im Hultberg Opening Reception

Audrey Kawasaki and Stella Im Hultberg Opening Reception

Audrey Kawasaki and Stella Im Hultberg Opening Reception

Audrey Kawasaki and Stella Im Hultberg Opening Reception

Audrey Kawasaki and Stella Im Hultberg Opening Reception

Audrey Kawasaki and Stella Im Hultberg Opening Reception

Audrey Kawasaki and Stella Im Hultberg Opening Reception

Audrey Kawasaki and Stella Im Hultberg Opening Reception

Audrey Kawasaki and Stella Im Hultberg Opening Reception

Audrey Kawasaki and Stella Im Hultberg Opening Reception

Audrey Kawasaki and Stella Im Hultberg Opening Reception

Audrey Kawasaki and Stella Im Hultberg Opening Reception

Audrey Kawasaki and Stella Im Hultberg Opening Reception

Audrey Kawasaki and Stella Im Hultberg Opening Reception

Audrey Kawasaki and Stella Im Hultberg Opening Reception

Audrey Kawasaki and Stella Im Hultberg Opening Reception

Audrey Kawasaki and Stella Im Hultberg Opening Reception

Audrey Kawasaki and Stella Im Hultberg Opening Reception

Audrey Kawasaki and Stella Im Hultberg Opening Reception

Audrey Kawasaki and Stella Im Hultberg Opening Reception

Audrey Kawasaki and Stella Im Hultberg Opening Reception

Audrey Kawasaki and Stella Im Hultberg Opening Reception

Audrey Kawasaki and Stella Im Hultberg Opening Reception

Audrey Kawasaki and Stella Im Hultberg Opening Reception

Audrey Kawasaki and Stella Im Hultberg Opening Reception

Audrey Kawasaki and Stella Im Hultberg Opening Reception

Audrey Kawasaki and Stella Im Hultberg Opening Reception

Audrey Kawasaki and Stella Im Hultberg Opening Reception

Audrey Kawasaki and Stella Im Hultberg Opening Reception

Audrey Kawasaki and Stella Im Hultberg Opening Reception

Audrey Kawasaki and Stella Im Hultberg Opening Reception

Audrey Kawasaki and Stella Im Hultberg Opening Reception

Audrey Kawasaki and Stella Im Hultberg Opening Reception

Audrey Kawasaki and Stella Im Hultberg Opening Reception

Audrey Kawasaki and Stella Im Hultberg Opening Reception

Audrey Kawasaki and Stella Im Hultberg Opening Reception

Audrey Kawasaki and Stella Im Hultberg Opening Reception

 

New Audrey Kawasaki & Stella Im Hultberg Prints Available This Saturday

Thinkspace Editions is excited to announce two brand new limited fine art editions from both Audrey Kawasaki and Stella Im Hultberg in celebration of their new solo exhibitions with us.

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Audrey Kawasaki
‘Nocturne’
Edition of 200
13×21 inches
Fine art print on 290gsm paper
Signed & numbered by the artist
$200

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Stella Im Hultberg
‘花樣年華 (Age of Blossoms)’
Edition of 75
16×20 inches
Fine art print on 290gsm paper
Signed & numbered by the artist
$75

PLEASE NOTE:
There are no pre-sales of any kind, no special requests for a certain number, and no phone orders at this time. Prints will go on sale at 5PM PST this coming Saturday, November 12 at our gallery to in-person sales only, one hour before we open the doors to the public for her new solo show ‘interlude’.

Cash or credit card only this Saturday for print purchases. Limit one per person / household. No exceptions. Thank you.

Opening Reception: 6-9PM this Sat., Nov. 12 at Thinkspace with both artists in attendance

Audrey Kawasaki’s “Interlude” Opening November 12th

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Audrey Kawasaki
“Interlude”
November 12 – December 3

Thinkspace is pleased to present new works by Audrey Kawasaki in Interlude. This highly anticipated exhibition is her first with the gallery in LA since 2011. Based in Los Angeles, the Japanese-American painter is known for her erotically charged figurative works and the consistency of her highly sought after style. She chases a ghostly and forever evasive muse, always in search of the same cagey persona. Reinvented endlessly through mutable guises and incarnations, Kawasaki pulls “her” from beneath and within the surface of panel in what can only be described as an exorcism or a labor of love.

Born in Los Angeles to Japanese parents, Kawasaki grew up drawn between two worlds, immersed in Japanese culture while growing up in America. As a result, her childhood experience was divided in some ways, informing a sensibility that permeates her work still in its unique combination of Eastern and Western aesthetics. She grew up with manga comics, which ultimately inspired her to draw, and anime, and lists them still among her influences. Her illustrative style and preference for clean line work are equally informed by a love of European Art Nouveau. The wide-eyed muse that guides her hand clearly draws from both figurative traditions, while her use of ornate graphic motifs, organic imagery, and curvilinear lines feels indebted to the likes of Mucha and Klimt, also among her inspirations. Despite these clear antecedents, her work combines them into a cohesive style that feels entirely unique and personal.

Kawasaki’s paintings are firmly rooted in drawing. She begins each work with pencil on wood panel, her preferred ground for its organic warmth and natural inconsistencies. Once the drawing is complete and sealed with a gel medium, she coaxes the figure to the surface, bringing it to life gradually with multiple layers of oil paint. A perfectionist with a penchant for luminous and translucent skins and gradient color transitions, the paintings, and the fugitive within them, reveal their debt to process. With a preference for muted palettes, though she has recently experimented with bolder hues, Kawasaki uses the panel as an element in her compositions, allowing the grain to show through the pellucid paint.

The undeniable eroticism of Kawasaki’s works has garnered some controversy given the precocious innocence and ambiguously ageless quality of her ghost. The figure Kawasaki tirelessly chases, however, is inextricably linked to the satisfaction of personal fiction. Though not an alter-ego per se, “she” is an expression of the artist’s freedom and a grounds for fantasy and desire, exempt from the reality of social constraints. She is bold, at times vulgar, and at others vulnerable, a vehicle through which Kawasaki has explored feminine expressions of sexuality.

The coexistence of contradictory elements is central to the staying power of Kawasaki’s scintillating universe. Graphic yet ethereal, her paintings are innocent and dark, hopeful and morbid, controlled and ecstatic. Like any good haunting, the ghost refuses to relent.

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