‘Torn and Tattered’ + ‘Place To Place’ open tonight at Thinkspace

An early look at Craig Barker's installation for 'Torn and Tattered'

View the works featured in ‘Torn and Tattered’ via our digital preview:
www.thinkspacegallery.com/2011/03/works.php

Reuben Rude's 'Place To Place' in our project room

View the works in ‘Place To Place’ via our digital preview:
www.thinkspacegallery.com/2011/03/project/works.php

‘Torn and Tattered’
New works from Derek Gores, Craig “Skibs” Barker, and Liz Brizzi

+ ‘Place to Place’ from Reuben Rude in our project room

Reception with the artists tonight – Sat, March 12th from 6 to 8PM

Thinkspace / 6009 Washington Blvd / Culver City, CA 90232

‘Torn and Tattered’ install underway…

Skibs gives the thumps up! 'Torn and Tattered' install in full effect currently...

Hope to see you this Saturday, March 12th when ‘Torn and Tattered’ and ‘Place To Place’ open to the public.

Thinkspace / 6009 Washington Blvd / Culver City, CA

Juxtapoz interview Craig “Skibs” Barker

Craig "Skibs" Barker - 'The Chance Of A Lifetime' - oil / mixed media on canvas and wood

Check out Juxtapoz’s interview with “Skibs” here:
www.juxtapoz.com/Current/back-talkcraig-barker

Check out the updated ‘Sneak Peek’ for Torn and Tattered here:
www.flickr.com/photos/thinkspace/sets/72157625811564276/

Hope to see you all next Sat, March 12th when ‘Torn and Tattered’ opens to the public. It’s going to be a huge night for art in LA, so please be sure to get out there and support. All the artists will be in attendance.

Thinkspace / 6009 Washington Blvd in Culver City / www.thinkspacegallery.com

Process video from Craig “Skibs” Barker for ‘Mis-Shapen Chaos From Well Seeking Forms’

‘Torn and Tattered’

New mixed-media paintings from:

Craig “Skibs” Barker
www.skibsart.com

Liz Brizzi
www.lizbrizzi.com

Derek Gores
www.derekgores.com

Reception with the artists:
Sat, March 12th 6-8PM

Thinkspace
6009 Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232
Wed-Fri 1-6PM and Sat 1-8PM
#310.558.3375
www.thinkspacegallery.com

Studio visit with Craig “Skibs” Barker

Craig “Skibs” Barker grew up in Southern California during the early ‘80s in the midst of both the punk rock and surfing culture explosions. With a healthy dose of punk flyers, album covers, and surfing magazines buzzing through his head, Barker began making flyers and t-shirts for his friends and his own punk bands. Fast-forward to today; Barker’s most recent paintings infuse his long-standing love for painting and rendering the human female figure with his punk-fueled graphic design. Mixing different approaches, techniques, and mediums, he creates a sense of memory, personal history, and appreciation for the female form. Combining elements of pop culture, literary censorship, and a positive mental attitude, he creates layered scenes of voyeuristic mischief. Barker’s work explores the junctions between past and present, memory and imagination, fantasy and reality, while creating a dialog between image and viewer.

I recently visited the studio of this Costa Mesa based artist as he prepares for ‘Torn and Tattered’ opening this coming March at Thinkspace. We’re excited by the direction his work is taking and below is a lil’ photographic recap of the studio visit and a glimpse at one of the finished gems he’ll be showing this March.

‘Torn and Tattered’ featuring new mixed-media works from:

Craig “Skibs” Barker
www.skibsart.com

Liz Brizzi
www.lizbrizzi.com

Derek Gores
www.derekgores.com

Reception with the artists: Sat, March 12th 6-8PM

On view March 12th – March 26th

View additional ‘sneak peeks’ of the show coming to life here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/thinkspace/sets/72157625811564276/

Thinkspace / 6009 Washington Blvd in Culver City, CA / www.thinkspacegallery.com