Gen Art to celebrate their 15th Anniversary next Wed…

Gen Art has asked us to help them spread the word on their big ‘I Heart Gen Art: 15th Anniversary Benefit’. We’ve put a few of the artists we work with in the show and it looks to be an awesome event…

Wed, June 24th
7-11pm (VIP Preview from 7-8pm)
7 West 34th Street, 11th Floor
(Near 5th Avenue)
‘I Heart Gen Art: 15th Anniversary Benefit’ will feature an exhibition of works from over 50 of today’s most exciting artists including the likes of Camilla d’Errico, Kris Lewis, Tony Philippou, Sarah Joncas, Brandi Milne, DJ Spooky, Claw Money, Ricky Powell w/Daze, Martha Cooper, Nathan Spoor, Caroline Hwang, Chris Mendoza, Kime Buzelli, Anne Faith Nichols, Dan May, Amir H. Fallah, Erik Otto, AIKO, and many more. A full list of all participating can be found here.

All of the original works of art for sale fall in the range of $125 to $5,000, so be sure to attend and be ready to add to your collection.

All proceeds from the evening will benefit the Gen Art Foundation, whose ongoing mission is to support undiscovered talent and providing a platform for emerging artists to garner increased exposure to a loyal audience. This event, and the raising of proceeds in connection with it, is critical to Gen Art’s survival through this summer.

Tickets start at $90 and are available here:
http://genart.org/special-programming/i-heart-genart-benefit-event

Support by becoming a GEN ART MEMBER:
http://www.genart.org/memberships

Last week to view our current April exhibitions…

Brandi Milne ‘Run Rabbit, Run’
Cherri Wood ‘trouble, clearly’

Alex Garcia ‘Blood & Steel’
We’ll be open this Thursday and Friday from 1-6PM. Don’t miss the final two days to view these great exhibitions.

Mention this post when you swing through, and we’ll give you a limited edition decal from Brandi Milne courtesy of the good folks at Gelaskins.
4210 Santa Monica Blvd (near Sunset Junction)
Los Angeles 90029

Press coverage for Brandi Milne & Cherri Wood’s solos @ Thinkspace…

“…My girls are an endless narrative for me. She’s my way of voicing an emotion in a piece, sad, innocent, scared. The happy characters around her are flash and silly like the world we live in. The strawberries I draw are symbolic for my heart, or the hearts of people that I love. There’s a lot of strawberries in my recent work, for obvious reasons, they’re really special to me right now.” – Brandi Milne

Brandi Milne completely knocked it out of the park with Run Rabbit, Run and the press and fans agree. We had a huge turnout on opening night to support Brandi and many were out front waiting for the doors to open to take part in Brandi’s special ‘Easter Egg Hunt’ that was held during the opening reception. In all, over 50 eggs were hidden about the gallery, both inside and out, and over 40 lucky winners walked away with some amazing prizes, including one-of-a-kind original drawings from Brandi as well as special hand-knit stuffed Easter Bunny heads on lil’ sticks with ribbons and bells attached. Be sure to check out the opening night shots for many of the lucky winners and their prizes as well as pics of all the action, including shots of all the artists that came out that evening to support Brandi.

View the opening night photo set on our Flickr page here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/thinkspace/sets/72157616520749945/

Interviews set up around Run Rabbit, Run:
Juxtapoz
’20 Questions’:

http://sourharvestblog.blogspot.com/2009/04/interview-with-brandi-milne.html

*Please note each of these interviews has a different vibe to ‘em and expose different elements of Brandi’s world… so please be sure to check ‘em all out if you’re a fan of her work or just discovering it for the 1st time.

Press previews of Run Rabbit, Run:
Arrested Motion
:

http://www.hifructose.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=336&Itemid=56

Coverage of the opening night of Run Rabbit, Run:
Juxtapoz:

http://dailydujour.com/2009/04/13/seen-brandi-milnes-cheri-woods-thinkspace/

If all that wasn’t enough, she has a full interview in Vol. 11 of Hi Fructose now hitting stores and subscribers nationwide. If you are a subscriber, keep an eye out, you may be one of the lucky 100 to get one of Brandi’s special prints.

For more on that, check here:
http://www.hifructose.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=323&Itemid=56

THE Magazine also ran a nice preview in their April issue with an image accompanying the mention. View it here: http://www.thinkspacegallery.com/press/THE_pg1_apr09.jpg

Some amazing pieces are still on hand from the show. There are so many intricate levels of detail in each piece, many of which are hard to view online via a jpeg, so if you are local, please be sure to get out to view the show.

Brandi MilneRun Rabbit, Run works:

For all the latest, watch Brandi’s blog: http://brandimilne.blogspot.com/
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Cherri Wood
trouble, clearly
On view in our project room through May 1st

Cherri Wood also debuted 22 new pieces for her debut Los Angeles solo show, opening in our project room, the same eve as Brandi’s show opened in our main gallery.

“This latest series is her best yet, with exploration of new techniques combined with a strong progression in the overall composition of her work.” Arrested Motion

Arrested Motion preview:

Cherri Woodtrouble, clearly works:
For all the latest, watch Cherri’s blog: http://cherridarling.blogspot.com/
Both exhibits run through May 1st.

Please be sure to get on out and view these great shows before they come off view next Friday, May 1st.

Opening night of ‘Run Rabbit, Run’ @ Thinkspace…

View the full set of opening night pics here.

The good folks from Arrested Motion were also out, and posted a nice recap of the show here, along with a lil’ contest, so be sure to check it out. Look for coverage from Dailydujour and Juxtapoz to follow in coming days, along with much more.

View the works from the show here.

http://www.thinkspacegallery.com/

http://www.brandimilne.com/

Special thanks to MrVader24 for posting this great video

Happy Easter everyone! We’ll be open today…

Happy Easter everyone!
What a great show to come on out and view on this special day… ‘Run Rabbit, Run’ will be on view through May 1st. We’re open today from 1-6, so please swing on through.

View the opening night shots from Brandi and Cherri’s solo shows here.

What an amazing night – so many out to support Brandi! Look for a full recap here tomorrow. Some of the artists that came out to support included Greg “Craola” Simkins, Audrey Kawasaki, Daniel Peacock, Ana Bagayan, Bob Dob, Zoso, Peekaboo, Yem, Boxi, Jason Maloney, Mear One, Craig “Skibs” Barker, Gris Grimley, and many more. What a night!

4210 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles 90029

TONIGHT @ Thinkspace…

Brandi Milne ‘Run Rabbit, Run’ preview:

‘Brandi Milne’s Easter Egg Hunt’ details:

A large number of Easter eggs will be hidden about the gallery (both inside and out – hoping it doesn’t rain!!!) for patrons to hunt for and discover. Each egg will contain a special ticket, good for one of many prizes to be redeemed that evening, including the grand prize, a framed one-of-a-kind original drawing from Brandi herself. Other prizes will include limited edition giclee prints, copies of Brandi’s latest book with Baby Tattoo “So Good For Little Bunnies”, one-of-a-kind original sketches, one-of-a-kind hand-made creations from Brandi, copies of her new Gelaskins, and much more.

*Limit one egg per patron during the hunt

Cherri Wood ‘trouble, clearly’ preview:
http://www.thinkspacegallery.com/2009/04/project/works.php

Alex Garcia ‘Blood & Steel’ preview:
http://www.thinkspacegallery.com/2009/04/project2/works.php

Thinkspace Gallery
4210 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90029
#323.913.3375
Thur-Sun 1-6PM or by appointment
http://www.thinkspacegallery.com/

Recommended openings to catch this weekend…

Sylvia Ji (at Corey Helford Gallery this Sat)

Thurs, April 9th 7-10PM
Carmichael Gallery of Contemporary Art
1257 N. La Brea Ave in West Hollywood / 323.969.0600
“Grey Area” from Boxi + “Hollowood” in rear gallery with the Neo Cons & Zeus
(On view through April 30th)
www.carmichaelgallery.com

Thurs, April 9th Noon – 9PM
Downtown Art Walk
www.downtownartwalk.com

Thurs, April 9th 7-10PM
Xin Boutique & Gallery
8064 Melrose Ave in Los Angeles
New works from Plasticgod

Fri, April 10th 7-11PM
Thinkspace
4210 Santa Monica Blvd / 323.913.3375
“Run Rabbit, Run” featuring new works, an installation and a special ‘Easter Egg Hunt’ from Brandi Milne + “trouble, clearly” from Cherri Wood in our project room + “Blood & Steel” from Alex Garcia on our ‘Fresh Faces’ wall
(On view through May 1st)
www.thinkspacegallery.com

Sat, April 11th 7-10:30PM
Black Maria Gallery
3137 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles / 818.613.9090
“Spring Bazaar” with works from Juri Ueda, Jamie Fales, Julie Nishioka, Jenna Colby and Tsai-Fi
(On view through May 2nd)
www.blackmariagallery.com

Sat, April 11th 7-10PM
Corey Helford Gallery
8522 Washington Blvd in Culver City / 310.287.2340
“Haute Epoch” featuring new works from Sylvia Ji
www.coreyhelfordgallery.com

Sat, April 11th 7-10PM
LeBasse Projects
6023 Washington Blvd in Culver City / 310.558.0200
“Future Perfect” from Tessar Lo + “Lost In Light” from Eric Fortune
(On view through May 2nd)
www.lebasseprojects.com

Sat, April 11th 7-10PM
Nucleus Gallery
210 E. Main St., Alhambra / 626.458.7482
“Graf*ck” Book 4 group show & release party featuring works from James Jean, Camilla d’Errico, Luke Ramsey, Colin Cassidy, Audrey Kawasaki, Edwin Ushiro, Tessar Lo, and many more
(On view through April 20th)
www.gallerynucleus.com

Sat, April 11th 7-10PM
SCION Installation L.A.
3521 Helms Ave in Culver City / 310.815.8840
“Paper Shapers” curated by Giant Robot and featuring Shin Tanaka, Hunter Stabler, Polly Verity, Annie Vought, Ana Serrano, Richard Sweeney, Peter Callesen, Brian Dettmer, and Ryohei Tanaka
(On view through May 2nd)
www.scion.com/space

Sat, April 11th 7-10PM
Billy Shire Fine Arts
5790 Washington Blvd. in Los Angeles / 323.297.0600
New works from Torii B. Cooper, Ken Tanaka and Corey Sandelius
(On view through May 2nd)
www.billyshirefinearts.com