DAVID COOLEY SOLO EXHIBITION AT MONIKER INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR

Thinkspace Gallery is taking over the eighth edition of the Moniker Art Fair this coming October with 8 stands including seven mini solo-exhibitions and one group exhibition. We’re honored to be hosting the debut U.K solo shows for some of the biggest names in the New Contemporary/ Urban Contemporary movements. At least 8 new works will be on view from each featured artists in addition to a new print edition for their London fans. Each artist’s print to be released in tandem with the fair.

David Cooley will be at Stand 27, and our group exhibition at Stand 34 where we will have our free Thinkspace logo parody buttons (in the vein of the classic logos of Slayer and Motorhead). We are really looking forward to meeting as many of our U.K. based patrons as possible during the fair.

Please note, we will be offering the works for sale first to those attending the VIP and Public openings of the Moniker Art Fair. We are committed to helping to build each artist’s patron base in the U.K.  A digital preview for each solo exhibition and our group exhibition will be shared the morning of Friday, October 6th. We will then get back to all interested parties during the day of Saturday, October 7th to discuss purchases. Please do not call the gallery regarding Moniker Art Fair purchases on October 7th.

We can’t wait to debut all these incredible new works in just a few weeks.

 

 

 

DAVID COOLEY INTERVIEW ON PROHBTD

Thinkspace Family member and Moniker International Art Fair featured artist David Cooley was recently interviewed by arts and culture website PROHBTD. The interview dives into Cooley’s creative processes intersection with meditation and self-discovery.  Visit the PROHBTD website for the full interview.

Has anyone come to a show and talked to you about your art while clearly tripping on shrooms or acid?

I’ve shown work at a couple music festivals years ago, so I’m sure it’s happened, but honestly I can’t really think of a time when that’s happened at a show. One time I was in a bar, and this guy was clearly tripping pretty hard on acid. While we were talking, the topic of art came up so I showed some photos of my work on my phone. He was genuinely super excited about my work, and he just kept hugging and thanking me. It actually felt pretty good to share my work with someone in that state and have them react like that.

Make sure to keep your eye out for Cooley’s latest body of work showing at Moniker International Art Fair, October 5th – 8th in London. To view all available work from David Cooley please visit the Thinkspace Gallery’s website.

Thinkspace x Moniker Art Fair

 

Thinkspace x Moniker Art Fair
Excited to get back over to London for the third time for our biggest event ever! We will be taking over the eighth edition of the MONIKER ART FAIR this coming October with 8 stands including seven mini-solo exhibitions and one group exhibition.
Honored to be hosting the debut U.K. solo shows from some of the biggest names in the New Contemporary / Urban Contemporary movements. At least 8 new works will be on view from each featured artist + a new print edition for their London fans will be issued in tandem with the fair. Be sure to come by our group exhibition at Stand 34 and say hi and grab your free Thinkspace logo parody button (in the vein of the classic logos of Slayer and Motorhead). We are really looking forward to meeting as many of our U.K. based patrons as possible during the fair.
Visit us at stands 27-34 at The Old Truman Brewery at 91 Brick Lane in the Shoreditch area of London, England / E1 6QL
Tickets and full details at: www.monikerartfair.com
Please Note: we will be offering the works for sale first to those attending the VIP and Public openings of the fair. The whole notion of this endeavor was to build each artist’s patron base in the U.K. Once the fair has opened we will do our best to then follow up with everyone that could not attend and get them a choice work. A digital preview for each solo exhibition and our group exhibition will be shared the morning of Friday, October 6 at 8 AM Pacific. We will then get back to all during the day on Saturday, October 7 to discuss purchase. Thank you and we can’t wait to debut all these incredible new works next month.
SOLO BOOTHS FROM:

Audrey Kawasaki + Brian Viveros + Cinta Vidal + David Cooley

Dulk + Kevin Peterson + Telmo Miel
GROUP SHOW WITH WORKS FROM:
Sainer + Zoer + Sebas Velasco + Esao Andrews + James Bullough
Fintan Magee + Carl Cashman + Jaune + Lonac & more
MURALS IN THE SHOREDITCH AREA FROM:
Dulk + Telmo Miel
BOOK SIGNINGS ON SATURDAY FROM:
Brian Viveros + Dulk + Telmo Miel
PRINT RELEASES ON SATURDAY FROM:
Audrey Kawasaki + Brian Viveros + Cinta Vidal + David Cooley
Dulk + Kevin Peterson + Telmo Miel
Full details including times for the print drops and book signings to follow next week along with sneak peeks from each of the participating artists. Prints will be issued to attendees of the fair first. Online sales of any remaining prints will follow late the week of October 9 and we will share full details here, to all on our newsletter list. Thank you.
Be sure to watch our Instagram and Facebook for sneak peaks from each

as we get closer to the fair.

 

Thinkspace at Scope Miami Beach 2016

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Look for Thinkspace near the fair’s main entrance at booth F05, bringing the heat with mini solo shows from Cinta Vidal and David Cooley + new bodies of work from Alex Yanes / Alexis Diaz / Brian Mashburn / Brian M. Viveros / Glennray Tutor / Jean Labourdette (aka Turf One) / Josh Keyes & Sergio Garcia + our wall of sixty 12×12 inch works from our family of internationally renowned artists.
12×12 group show:
Aaron Li-Hill
Adam Caldwell
Alex Garant
Amy Sol
Baghead
Carl Cashman
Chie Yoshii
Craig ‘Skibs’ Barker
Dan Lydersen
Dan-ah Kim
Daniel Bilodeau
David Rice
Derek Gores
Dulk
Ekundayo
Erik Siador
Frank Gonzales
Glenn Arthur
Henrik Aa. Uldalen
Icy and Sot
James Bullough
James Reka
Jana & JS
Jeremy Hush
Jolene Lai
Josie Morway
Juan Travieso
Kari-Lise Alexander
Kelly Vivanco
Ki Sung Koh
Kyle Stewart
Linnea Strid
Lisa Ericson
Liz Brizzi
Low Bros
Luke O’Sullivan
Lunar New Year
Mando Marie
Marco Mazzoni
Martin Whatson
Mary Iverson
Matt Linares
Matthew Grabelsky
Michael Reeder
Mike Egan
Pam Glew
Rodrigo Luff
Scott Listfield
Scott Radke
Sean Mahan
Sean Norvet
Snik
Tony Philipppou
Wiley Wallace
X-O
Yosuke Ueno
Platinum First View:

Tuesday November 29, 12pm-4pm

VIP & Press Preview:
Tuesday November 29, 4pm-8pm
General Admission:

Wednesday November 30 – Sunday December 4, 11am-8pm

Taking place on Miami Beach at Ocean & 8th

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An interview with David Cooley

An interview with David Cooley

Can you share a bit about your new body of work for ‘Dashing In Headlong‘? What do these new works represent for you?

Sure, Dashing in Headlong represents facing ones fears and not hesitating or over thinking about what it is you have to do.

How did you come to your unique style? Care to talk a bit about the process itself, from sourcing the fabrics to the application of your signature paint spikes?

I first started doing the spikes by experimenting and playing with paint about 5 years ago and it’s slowly expanded it into what I’m doing today, now I’m using basic geometry to achieve curves and depth while interacting with various rendered images. I started painting on fabric around the same time, my girlfriend at the time was designing and sewing purses in our apartment and she had fabric thrown all through out the house, so I would to pin them up on the walls to get them off the floor, that’s when I got inspired by the patterns and images of the fabric to paint on them. I get most of the fabric from Ebay, friends and a fabric shop here in Santa Barbara.

What fuels you to keep creating?

It’s fun, the possibility of where it might take me and to contribute something beautiful, thought provoking and sometimes funny to the world.

Please describe your dream project if time and money were not issues.

I’d have to say a large scale interactive sculpture, like a playground or something.

Favorite item in your studio?

My espresso machine.

What’s with all the pools featured in your works?

The pools are about over coming fears and anxiety. There’s something very exhilarating and calming about diving into the unknown and learning that there wasn’t anything to worry about in the first place.

Is there anyone in particular, artist or otherwise, that you’d like to mention here?

Yeah, Russ Carter a local Santa Barbara artist who’s mentored me though out the years, he’s taught me everything from how to build a house to rendering techniques and LC for all his guidance.

‘Dashing In Headlong’ from David Cooley is on view through this Sat, June 30th at Thinkspace

Juxtapoz interview David Cooley

David Cooley 'There's Something To Be Learned From a Rainstorm' - Acrylic, Spray Paint, Ink and Resin on Fabric adhered to wood - 12x15 inches (2012)

Coming up THIS Saturday, June 16th we’re excited to host the debut solo show from David Cooley. To help us spread the good word Juxtapoz have posted a ‘Back Talk’ interview with Cooley.

(Juxtapoz) Something you want the world to know about you:
(Cooley) I don’t actually have OCD although my work might suggest that.

Check out the full Juxtapoz ‘Back Talk’ interview here:
www.juxtapoz.com/Current/back-talk-a-conversation-with-david-cooley

Look for our interview with Cooley to be posted here in the days ahead.

‘Dashing In Headlong’
New work from David Cooley

Reception with the artist:
Sat, June 16th 5-9PM in our project room

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

Last week to catch our current exhibits at Thinkspace

Linnea Strid 'Quiet' - oil on wood panel (2011)

“Inspired by human emotions and the tedious details in everyday routine, Linnea Strid creates hyper-realistic oil paintings depicting the insignificant actions involving water that we mechanically repeat in any given day. In ‘As It Falls Over You’, Linnea explores the darker side of the human psyche conveyed through water, thereby opening the door to our most private moments and personal stories.” – Platinum Cheese

Check out Platinum Cheese’s interview with Linnea here:
http://platinumcheese.com/2011/12/09/art-chat-with-linnea-strid/

Nathan DeYoung 'Porcelain' - acrylic on MDF panel (2011)

DeYoung’s first solo exhibit with the gallery highlights concepts of strength and desire via flawless renderings of feminine allure saturated with vibrant hues. This latest body of work also offers DeYoung’s first abstract works–intense, palpable energy on display in every brushstroke.– Hi-Fructose

View all the works in ‘As It Falls Over You‘ here:
www.thinkspacegallery.com/2011/12/works-fALL.php

Leontine Greenberg 'Satellite' - Watercolor, gouache and pencil on paper (2011)

View all the works in ‘Specimens‘ from Leontine Greenberg here:
www.thinkspacegallery.com/2011/12/project/works-sPECi.php

David Cooley 'Rhythmic Nonsense' - Acrylic, Spray Paint and Resin on Found Fabric adhered to wood (2011)

View all the works in ‘Rhythmic Nonsense‘ from David Cooley here:
www.thinkspacegallery.com/2011/12/project2/works-RhYtH.php

All exhibits on view through Fri, December 30th. We’ll be open this coming Wed, Dec. 28th through Fri, Dec. 30th from 1 to 6PM each day. These will be your final days to view our current exhibits. Please note we’ll be closed from Dec. 31st through Jan. 6th for installation of our upcoming shows from Esao Andrews and Allison Sommers which open on Sat, Jan. 7th.

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