SANER featured on Mass Appeal

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Mass Appeal published a feature on SANER and his latest exhibition In a Dream (En un Sueño) at Brand Library & Art Center. Our opening reception for the exhibition was last Saturday, but the show is on view now until January 7th. The full article ‘MEXICAN ARTIST SANER BORROWS FROM THE PAST, PRESENT AND METAPHYSICAL FOR LATEST EXHIBIT‘ can be viewed on Mass Appeal’s website.

Often pegged to themes of duality – the wholly human and the divine, magic and fact, animal and human, the innocent and the knowing, the indigenous and the colonizing, SANER, who’s given name is Edgar Flores, uses the mask as his primary vessel for storytelling. He draws from the ancient tradition and metaphor of Nahuale animal masks, that tell of human beings believed to shape shift – spiritually or physically – and transform into animal form. – Mass Appeal

Nexus & SANER ‘In a Dream (En un Sueño)’ at the Brand Library & Art Center

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This past weekend our group exhibition Nexus and SANER’s solo exhibition ‘In a Dream (En un Sueño)’ at the Brand Library & Art Center. The opening saw over 2,00o attendees through the doors from young children to those in their golden years, everyone loved the exhibitions responding to the works with intrigue and astonishment. We want to thank the artists and the incredible staff at the Brand, who made the night possible. The opening had an incredible energy that will be carried through out the end of the year.

Be sure to check out ‘NEXUS’ featuring a 64 artist group show along with murals and installations from bumblebeelovesyou, Cryptic, Drew Merritt, Kelly Vivanco, Lucien Shapiro, and Yoskay Yamamoto, plus the solo exhibition from SANER in association with Fifty24MX.

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On view through January 7th at:
Brand Library & Art Center
1601 W. Mountain Street.
Glendale, CA 91201
*Mon – Thurs. 10am – 8pm & Fri – Sun 10am – 5pm*

 

New SANER Print Released at In a Dream (En un Sueño)

We’re excited to announce that we will be releasing a new print by SANER at the opening of SANER’s solo exhibition In a Dream (En un Sueño) in collaboration with Fifty24MX at the Brand Library & Art Center this Saturday. We will have a table set up near the front of the entrance for print and SANER enthusiasts to pick up a print at 6pm when doors open.  The Brand Library & Art Center is just one mile from the LA Zoo and we anticipate it will resemble our BEYOND EDEN events. This is one of the hottest shows to hit Los Angeles this year, do not miss this show!

Opening Reception:
Saturday, November 5th 6-10PM
FREE and open to all // reception will feature DJs, cash bars, and food trucks!!!

Taking Place At:
Brand Library & Art Center
1601 W. Mountain Street
Glendale, California 91201

 

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SANER
“Amantes”
Edition of 50
16×20 inches (40.6×50.8cm)
Fine art print on 290gsm paper
Signed and numbered by the artist
$150 each

Printed by Static Medium

 

New SANER Mural in Los Angeles

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In anticipation for his upcoming solo exhibition at the Brand Library & Art Center, Saner is creating a new mural at 8th and Central next to the Spice Bodega. For all those mural junkies, check out the new piece developing this week and Saner’s In a Dream (En un Sueño) solo exhibition opening this weekend.

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Lucien Shapiro Interview in American Art Collector

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We wanted to congratulate Los Angeles-based artist Lucien Shapiro on his recent interview in American Art Collector. Those who would like to read his full interview in the magazine can visit American Art Collectors website and to see Lucien’s work in person come to the opening of NEXUS this weekend. Lucien Shapiro will be exhibiting a brand new body of work based on the grey area which includes an installation and live performance at 8pm on Saturday, November 5th.

NEXUS’s opening reception is at the Brand Library & Art Center from 6 to 10pm and the exhibition runs through January 7th, 2017. Visit Thinkspace Gallery’s website for more information on the NEXUS group exhibition and Saner’s In A Dream (En Un Sueño) solo exhibition.

 

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SANER Solo Show & NEXUS group exhibition Opening Next Saturday, November 5th

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Thinkspace is pleased to present two concurrent exhibitions at Glendale’s Brand Library & Art Center, opening next Saturday, November 5, 2016.

Nexus, a group exhibition curated by the gallery, will feature pieces by 64 New Contemporary artists alongside murals and installations by Bumblebeelovesyou, Cryptik, Drew Merritt, Kelly Vivanco, Lucien Shapiro and Yoskay Yamamoto.

In a Dream (En un Sueño), presented in collaboration with Mexico’s Fifty24MX Gallery, will feature new works and a mural installation by Mexican artist and muralist Edgar Flores (SANER).

Murals & installations from:
Cryptik / Bumblebeelovesyou / Yoskay Yamamoto / Kelly Vivanco / Drew Merritt / Lucien Shapiro

Group show featuring works from:
Adam Caldwell
Alex Garant
Alex Yanes
Amanda Marie
Benjamin Garcia
Brett Amory
C215
Carl Cashman
Chie Yoshii
Cinta Vidal
Craig ‘Skibs’ Barker
Dan Lydersen
Dan-ah Kim
Daniel Bilodeau
Derek Gores
Dulk
Erik Siador
Erika Sanada
Fernando Chamarelli
Fintan Magee
Frank Gonzales
Germs
Glennray Tutor
Henrik Aa. Uldalen
Icy and Sot
Jaime Molina
James Bullough
James Reka
Jana & JS
Jeremy Hush
Josie Morway
Juan Travieso
Kelly Vivanco
Kyle Stewart
Linnea Strid
Liz Brizzi
Low Bros
Luke O’Sullivan
Mario Belem
Mark Dean Veca
Martin Whatson
Mary Iverson
Matt Linares
Matt Small
Matthew Grabelsky
Michael Reeder
Mike Egan
Molly Gruninger
Nosego
Pam Glew
Scott Radke
Sean Norvet
Sergio Garcia
Telmo Miel
Tony Philipppou
Troy Lovegates
Wiley Wallace
X-O
Yosuke Ueno

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 Opening Reception:

Saturday, November 5th 6-10PM

*Featuring a live performance from Lucien Shapiro at 8PM*

FREE and open to all // reception will feature DJs, cash bars, and food trucks!!!

Taking Place At:
Brand Library & Art Center
1601 W. Mountain Street
Glendale, California 91201

saner-kissesSANER ‘Lover’s Dream’ / Acrylic on canvas (2016)

In a Dream (En un Sueño)
Edgar Flores (SANER) is based in Mexico City and creates vibrant works that combine contemporary images with references to Mexican, Mayan, and Aztec iconography and folklore. Combining the new with the ancient, SANER explores his cultural heritage visually as a way to reinterpret and navigate the conflicts and politics of the modern world. Questioning the violence and injustice that permeate widely accepted societal mores, SANER’s surreal works are humorous, dark, beautiful and at times haunting. A recurring theme throughout the artist’s paintings, drawings, and murals are the use of Nahuale animal masks, a demonic trickster figure in Mexican mythology, human by day and animal by night. Each assumed identity hides behind that of its counterpart – an ancient metaphor for duplicity that resonates still.
SANER’s characters are sightless, depicted without eyes and concealed behind masks, a symbolic reminder of the persistence of human blindness. The unification of the human and animal worlds, albeit intentionally imperfect and at times jarring in the works, questions the imbalance of our own. SANER exposes our estrangement from nature and the excesses of urban expansion and development by invoking the mysticism of this ancient past. Inspired by the powerful legacy of Mexican political muralists, SANER began his work as a graffiti artist in the late 90s. He went on to study graphic design, and in 2004 received a degree from the Universidad Autónoma de México. SANER continues to create public murals all over the world and has exhibited in Barcelona, Berlin, Denver, London, Los Angeles, New York, and Mexico City.
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Glennray Tutor ‘Trio (Music To Live By)’ / Oil on linen (2015) 

NEXUS  Presented in tandem with In a Dream (En un Sueño), is Nexus, an exhibition featuring works by an extensive group of artists belonging to the New Contemporary Art Movement. Nexus will offer a curated cross-section of its vital and diverse scene. As exciting as it is varied, its artists create work grounded in the representational, figurative, pop cultural, and referential. The movement is about art that speaks directly and relevantly, grounded by social rather than academic interests.

Nexus will feature installations and murals by Bumblebeelovesyou, Cryptik, Drew Merritt, Kelly Vivanco, Lucien Shapiro and Yoskay Yamamoto, and works by Adam Caldwell, Alex Grant, Alex Yanes, Amanda Marie, Benjamin Garcia, Brett Amory, C215, Carl Cashman, Chie Yoshii, Cinta Vidal, Craig ‘SkibsBarker, Dan Lydersen, Dan-ah Kim,Daniel Bilodeau, Derek Gores, Drew Leshko, Drew Merritt, Dulk, Erik Siador, Erika Sanada, Fernando Chamarelli, Fintan Magee, Frank Gonzales, Germs, Glennray Tutor, Henrik Aa. Uldalen, Icy and Sot, Jaime Molina, James Bullough, James Reka, Jana & JS, Jeremy Hush, Josie Morway, Juan Travieso, Kelly Vivanco, Kyle Stewart, Linnea Strid, Liz Brizzi, Low Bros, Luke OSullivan, Mario Belem, Mark Dean Veca, Martin Whatson, Mary Iverson, Matt Linares, Matt Small, Matthew Grabelsky, Michael Reeder, Mike Egan, Molly Gruninger, Nosego, Pam Glew, Scott Radke, Sean Norvet, Sergio Garcia, Telmo Miel, Tony Philipppou, Troy Lovegates, Wiley Wallace, X-O, and Yosuke Ueno.

An exciting pair of special projects, Thinkspace is pleased to curate the phenomenal spaces of the Brand Library Art Galleries for the first time. The 3,200 square foot venue consists of a primary exhibition space, a 2,800 square foot Skylight Gallery, and an auxiliary space, the Atrium Gallery, 500 square feet overlooking their courtyard.

In a Dream (En un Sueño) and Nexus are on view through January 7, 2017.

Special Event Coming Up This November at The Brand Library & Art Center

Saner Nexus Postcard

SANER
‘In A Dream (En Un Sueno)’

‘NEXUS’
Group show featuring murals, installations and more

NEXUS

Thinkspace Presents:

SANER
In a Dream (En un Sueño)

Solo exhibition featuring new works and a mural installation
-In collaboration with Fifty24MX-

~ Showing in tandem with ~

NEXUS
Group show curated by Thinkspace

Opening Reception:
Saturday, November 5th 6-10PM

*Featuring a live performance from Lucien Shapiro at 8PM*

FREE and open to all // reception will feature DJs, cash bars, and food trucks

Taking Place At:
Brand Library & Art Center
1601 W. Mountain Street
Glendale, California 91201

Brand Library & Art Center

Murals & installations from: 

Cryptik / Bumblebeelovesyou / Yoskay Yamamoto / Kelly Vivanco / Drew Merritt / Lucien Shapiro

Group show featuring works from: 

Adam Caldwell
Alex Garant
Alex Yanes
Amanda Marie
Benjamin Garcia
Brett Amory
C215
Carl Cashman
Chie Yoshii
Cinta Vidal
Craig ‘Skibs’ Barker
Dan Lydersen
Dan-ah Kim
Daniel Bilodeau
Derek Gores
Dulk
Erik Siador
Erika Sanada
Fernando Chamarelli
Fintan Magee
Frank Gonzales
Germs
Glennray Tutor
Henrik Aa. Uldalen
Icy and Sot
Jaime Molina
James Bullough
James Reka
Jana & JS
Jeremy Hush
Josie Morway
Juan Travieso
Kelly Vivanco
Kyle Stewart
Linnea Strid
Liz Brizzi
Low Bros
Luke O’Sullivan
Mario Belem
Mark Dean Veca
Martin Whatson
Mary Iverson
Matt Linares
Matt Small
Matthew Grabelsky
Michael Reeder
Mike Egan
Molly Gruninger
Nosego
Pam Glew
Scott Radke
Sean Norvet
Sergio Garcia
Telmo Miel
Tony Philipppou
Troy Lovegates
Wiley Wallace
X-O
Yosuke Ueno

Thinkspace is pleased to present two concurrent exhibitions at Glendale’s Brand Library & Art Center, opening November 5, 2016. Nexus, a group exhibition curated by the gallery, will feature pieces by 64 New Contemporary artists alongside murals and installations by Bumblebeelovesyou, Cryptik, Drew Merritt, Kelly Vivanco, Lucien Shapiro and Yoskay Yamamoto. In a Dream (En un Sueño), presented in collaboration with Mexico’s Fifty24MX Gallery,will feature new works and a mural installation by Mexican artist and muralist Edgar Flores (SANER).

In a Dream (En un Sueño)
Edgar Flores (SANER) is based in Mexico City and creates vibrant works that combine contemporary images with references to Mexican, Mayan, and Aztec iconography and folklore. Combining the new with the ancient, SANER explores his cultural heritage visually as a way to reinterpret and navigate the conflicts and politics of the modern world. Questioning the violence and injustice that permeate widely accepted societal mores, SANER’s surreal works are humorous, dark, beautiful and at times haunting. A recurring theme throughout the artist’s paintings, drawings, and murals are the use of Nahuale animal masks, a demonic trickster figure in Mexican mythology, human by day and animal by night. Each assumed identity hides behind that of its counterpart – an ancient metaphor for duplicity that resonates still.

SANER’s characters are sightless, depicted without eyes and concealed behind masks, a symbolic reminder of the persistence of human blindness. The unification of the human and animal worlds, albeit intentionally imperfect and at times jarring in the works, questions the imbalance of our own. SANER exposes our estrangement from nature and the excesses of urban expansion and development by invoking the mysticism of this ancient past. Inspired by the powerful legacy of Mexican political muralists, SANERbegan his work as a graffiti artist in the late 90s. He went on to study graphic design, and in 2004 received a degree from the Universidad Autónoma de México. SANER continues to create public murals all over the world and has exhibited in Barcelona, Berlin, Denver, London, Los Angeles, New York, and Mexico City.

NEXUS
Presented in tandem with In a Dream (En un Sueño), is Nexus, an exhibition featuring works by an extensive group of artists belonging to the New Contemporary Art Movement. Nexus will offer a curated cross-section of its vital and diverse scene. As exciting as it is varied, its artists create work grounded in the representational, figurative, pop cultural, and referential. The movement is about art that speaks directly and relevantly, grounded by social rather than academic interests.

Nexus will feature installations and murals by Bumblebeelovesyou, Cryptik, Drew Merritt, Kelly Vivanco, Lucien Shapiro and Yoskay Yamamoto, and works by Adam Caldwell, Alex Grant, Alex Yanes, Amanda Marie, Benjamin Garcia, Brett Amory, C215, Carl Cashman, Chie Yoshii, Cinta Vidal, Craig ‘Skibs’ Barker, Dan Lydersen, Dan-ah Kim,Daniel Bilodeau, Derek Gores, Drew Leshko, Drew Merritt, Dulk, Erik Siador, Erika Sanada, Fernando Chamarelli, Fintan Magee, Frank Gonzales, Germs, Glennray Tutor, Henrik Aa. Uldalen, Icy and Sot, Jaime Molina, James Bullough, James Reka, Jana & JS, Jeremy Hush, Josie Morway, Juan Travieso, Kelly Vivanco, Kyle Stewart, Linnea Strid, Liz Brizzi, Low Bros, Luke O’Sullivan, Mario Belem, Mark Dean Veca, Martin Whatson, Mary Iverson, Matt Linares, Matt Small, Matthew Grabelsky, Michael Reeder, Mike Egan, Molly Gruninger, Nosego, Pam Glew, Scott Radke, Sean Norvet, Sergio Garcia, Telmo Miel, Tony Philipppou, Troy Lovegates, Wiley Wallace, X-O, and Yosuke Ueno.

An exciting pair of special projects, Thinkspace is pleased to curate the phenomenal spaces of the Brand Library Art Galleries for the first time. The 3,200 square foot venue consists of a primary exhibition space, a 2,800 square foot Skylight Gallery, and an auxiliary space, the Atrium Gallery, 500 square feet overlooking their courtyard.

In a Dream (En un Sueño) and Nexus are on view through January 7, 2017.