Ekundayo in Hawaii this week at POW WOW / interviewed by Arrested Motion

Ekundayo is returning home to his homeland of Hawaii this week to take part in the annual POW WOW festival. This special event, which launched in Hong Kong last year, will feature live art and much more and is the brainchild of artist Jasper Wong. The event will also feature contributions from 123Klan, Jeff Hamada, Meggs, Will Barras, and Wu Yue along with local artists Jesico Serrano, Kamea Hadar, and Prime.

Check out full event details here: http://welovecampfires.com/powwow/

Check out Arrested Motion’s full interview with Ekundayo here:
http://arrestedmotion.com/2011/02/pow-wow-’11-interview-ekundayo/

Check out Arrested Motion’s coverage of his mural alongside Angry Woebots here:
http://arrestedmotion.com/2011/02/pow-wow-11-streets-angry-woebots-ekundayo/

View available works in our inventory from Ekundayo here and pictures of his recent solo show here.

*Above picture courtesy of Arrested Motion

Ekundayo in Miami for ‘Primary Flight’ + ‘Creative Spaces’ studio visit

Ekundayo with Pixel Pancho in Miami for 'Primary Flight'

Ekundayo was recently down in Miami, FL during Art Basel to take part in this year’s ‘Primary Flight’ exhibition. He took part in a wall alongside Pixel Pancho (Italy) and the results came out just killer.

Check out some great shots of the wall coming to life here:
http://ddjour.posterous.com/seen-ekundayo-and-pixel-pushers-mural-in-miam

Portrait of Ekundayo by Kevin Knight for 'Creative Spaces'

Kevin Knight also recently visited Ekundayo‘s old studio (he’s since moved to a larger space) as part of his going Creative Spaces series. Creative Spaces is a portrait series started by photographer Kevin Knight as a look into the seldom seen studio spaces of the top artists, writers and creative individuals.

Check out the full studio visit here:
http://creativespacesblog.com/2010/10/19/ekundayo/

Check out available works from Ekundayo here:
http://www.thinkspacegallery.com/bio.php?artist=Ekundayo

Look for more from Ekundayo in the year ahead…

‘5 Years / 5 Questions’ with Ekundayo

Ekundayo 'Lessons Of Darkness' - Mixed media on paper mounted to wood pane

’5 Years / 5 Questions’ with Ekundayo

Tell us a little bit about your piece for Thinkspace’s ‘5 Year Anniversary Show’ this November?
I recently heard a man speaking on the Predilection Towards Conviction, I didn’t understand what the words meant, but to illustrate the point he began to draw comparisons.

The BP oil Disaster could have been prevented with an acoustic trigger,  a cheep device installed during the drilling of the well, that could have shut it down remotely in case of an emergency. The decision to save a small amount of money cost the company billions of dollars and we are still not sure what the fall out will be for the people and Ecosystem. I want my piece to remind myself and others who may enjoy it to stay true to what’s really necessary, and know that our beliefs and convictions effect our lives, the people around us and the world.

What were you doing back in 2005 when Thinkspace started?
I was still going to Art Center and showing with Cannibal Flower as well as working on my first two man show “Weightless” with my good friend Isaac Pierro which followed early the next year at Thinkspace. 2005 was my introduction to the L.A art scene when I think back on it now it’s like the memories explode due to all the things I learned that year and the experiences I’ve had creating art in Los Angeles… between the way we all can be persuaded by money, status,convenience or whatever the vice may be and do things that our hearts don’t believe in.

Name 5 things you can’t live without in your studio?
A kolinsky sable, transparent iron oxide, a metal pen tip and a water bottle with a hole in the cap.

Where do you hope to be 5 years from now?
Making even more layered works and preaching the truth to the youth.

What have you got coming up in 2011?
I’m blowing up like you thought i would!

Artist website: www.ekundayo.com

Check out the works featured in our 5 Year Anniversary show here:
http://www.thinkspacegallery.com/2010/11/works.php

Please note:
We’ll be closed for the next week and change getting ready for our next show opening on Dec. 11th.

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

‘5 Years / 5 Questions’ with Ekundayo – Thinkspace 5 Year Anniversary Show (on view through Nov. 27th)

Ekundayo 'Lessons Of Darkness' - Mixed media on paper mounted to wood panel

’5 Years / 5 Questions’ with Ekundayo

Tell us a little bit about your piece for Thinkspace’s ‘5 Year Anniversary Show’ this November?
I recently heard a man speaking on the Predilection Towards Conviction, I didn’t understand what the words meant, but to illustrate the point he began to draw comparisons… The BP oil disaster could have been prevented with an acoustic trigger A cheep device installed during the drilling of the well, that could have shut it down remotely in case of an emergency. The decision to save a small amount of money cost the company billions of dollars and we are still not sure what the fall out will be for the people and Ecosystem. I want my piece to remind myself and others who may enjoy it to stay true to whats really necessary, and know that our beliefs and convictions effect our lives, the people around us, and the world.

What were you doing back in 2005 when Thinkspace started?
I was still going to Art Center and showing with Cannibal Flower as well as working on my first two man show ‘Weightless’ with my good friend Isaac Pierro which followed early the next year at the 1st Thinkspace location off Melrose. 2005 was my introduction to the LA art scene… when I think back on it now it’s like the memories explode due to all the things I learned that year and the experiences I’ve had creating art in Los Angeles… between the way we all can be persuaded by money, status, convenience or whatever the vice may be to do the things that our hearts don’t believe in.

Name 5 things you can’t live without in your studio?
A kolinsky sable, transparent iron oxide, a metal pen tip and a water bottle with a hole in the cap!

Where do you hope to be 5 years from now?
Making even more layered works and preaching the truth to the youth.

What have you got coming up in 2011?
I’m blowing up like you thought I would!

Artist website: www.ekundayo.com

Check out the works featured in our 5 Year Anniversary show here:
http://www.thinkspacegallery.com/2010/11/works.php

‘5 Year Anniversary Show’
Group exhibition showcasing 49 artists representing our past, present and future with a featured installation from Johnny ‘KMNDZ’ Rodriguez

On view: Nov. 6th – Nov. 27th, 2010

Thinkspace / 6009 Washington Blvd in Culver City / www.thinkspacegallery.com
Open Wed-Sun 1-6PM / #310.558.3375

See you in Miami – here’s your roadmap for Art Basel week…

Aqua Art_card front (Large)

Art Basel kicks off this week in Miami, and with it over 20 additional art fairs around the city – all playing host to almost 1,000 international galleries. To say this is a must see event in person is a huge understatement. Your eyes will be bleeding on the way home giving new meaning to the term sensory overload.

We’re happy to be taking part again this year in all the fun. Look for Thinkspace at Aqua Art Miami in the Wynwood district at booth #25 showing new works from: Allison Sommers, Brett Amory, Brian Viveros, Dabs Myla, Damon Soule, Ekundayo, Imminent Disaster, Joao Ruas, Kris Lewis, Mr. Jago, Nathan DeYoung, Sarah Joncas, Scott Radke, Seth Armstrong, Tony Philippou, Tran Nguyen, and Yosuke Ueno. Please check out a condensed road map of the main fairs we’ll be hitting up as well as a breakdown of all the special events worth checking out while in Miami below. This is by no means a full listing of all the fairs or special events, but these are the main events happening that feature artists and galleries from our movement. There will be much to discover out of sheer happenstance once in Miami. Can’t wait!

Aqua Art Miami:
(42 NE 25th Street (at North Miami Ave) in the Wynwood Arts District, near important venues like the Rubell Collection and many others)

Noteworthy galleries taking part:
Thinkspace
Yves Laroche
Murphy Design
Bold Hype
White Walls
Shooting Gallery
Harold Golen Gallery
Black Maria Gallery

Plus a large outdoor mural from Greg Gossel and daily screenings of ‘Scribble.08’ from Murphy Fine Art Flims in the Aqua Video Lounge

Press / VIP Preview (invite only): Thurs, Dec. 3rd 10AM-1PM

Gen Art Vanguard Official Party: Thurs, Dec. 3rd 8-11PM (*tickets required)

Public Hours:
Thursday, December 3: 1pm – 7pm / Friday, December 4: 11am – 7pm / Saturday, December 5: 11am – 7pm / Sunday, December 6: 11am – 4pm

$15 Admission

In Wynwood, Aqua will run shuttles from Pulse at the Ice Palace, from the Midtown fairs (Art Miami and Red Dot), and possibly from Scope

http://www.aquaartmiami.com/wyn.html

Art Basel:
(located at the Miami Beach Convention Center via entrances on Convention Center Drive (Hall D) and Washington Avenue (Hall B))

Noteworthy galleries taking part:
Blum & Poe
Deitch Projects
Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin
Roberts & Tilton
Tony Shafrazi Gallery

Fair Hours:
Opening Reception for invited guests: Wednesday, December 2nd from 5 to 8 p.m.

Public Show Days:
Thursday, December 3rd to Saturday, December 5th: Daily from noon to 8 p.m / Sunday, December 6th: noon to 6 p.m.

One-Day Ticket $35 Two-Day Ticket $55 Permanent Pass $75
www.artbaselmiamibeach.com

SCOPE:
(new location in the Wynwood Arts District – SOHO Studios – 2136 NW 1st Avenue – enter at NW 21st St.)

Noteworthy galleries taking part:
Carmichael Gallery
New Image Art
David B. Smith Gallery
Irvine Contemporary
Jonathan LeVine Gallery
Joshua Liner Gallery
Opus Gallery
Sloan Fine Art
Eyestorm
Wilde
Anonymous
Mauger Modern Art

There will also be a special exhibition entitled “Chimera” curated by David Hunt (director of SCOPE’s curatorial committee and Jonathan LeVine) which will take place at the fair and it will feature new large-scale works by: Pedro Barbeito, Melissa Brown, Doze Green, Luis Macias, Christof Mascher, Jeff Soto, Fernando Mastrangelo, Dave McDermott, Ted O’Sullivan, Christoph Steinmeyer, Ouattara Watts, Andrzej Zielinski, Kevin Zucker, and Stephan Doitschinoff aka CALMA

Plus Ellis G. will be out doing a special project for SCOPE involving his chalk shadows throughout the fair and surroundings and Gaia will be doing a 40 foot long mural inside of SCOPE as well as special projects from several of the Primary Flight artists throughout.

First View for all VIPs and Press:
Wednesday, December 2nd 10am-6pm ($100 donation also available for non-VIP pass holders)

Fair Hours:
Thursday, December 3rd to Saturday, December 6th 10am-7pm / Sunday, December 7th 10am-6pm

Admission:
General $20

http://www.scope-art.com/Index.php/miami/

Pulse:
(new location – The Ice Palace – 1400 North Miami Avenue in Miami’s media and entertainment district)

Noteworthy galleries taking part:
Richard Heller Gallery
Mark Moore Galllery
Spinello Gallery

Fair Hours:
Wednesday, December 2nd 10am – 3pm / Thursday, December 3rd to Saturday, December 5th 10am – 6pm / Sunday, December 7 10am – 5pm

General Admission $15.00

http://www.pulse-art.com

NADA
(new location – The Deauville Beach Resort – 6701 Collins Avenue in Miami Beach)

Opening Reception: Thurs, Dec. 3rd 10AM-2PM (invite only)

Fair Hours:
Thursday, Dec 3rd 2pm to 8pm / Friday, Dec 4th 10am to 8pm / Saturday, Dec 5th 10am to 8pm / Sunday, Dec 6th 10am to 4pm

Admission: Free to public

http://www.newartdealers.org/miami/2008/

‘Primary Flight’ – outside street level mural project
The world’s largest site-specific street level mural installation will be taking place daily all week long during Art Basel. Check out the site for full details and a map of all the action.

Artists taking part this year include Augor, Bask, C215, Case, Dabs Myla, Jim Darling, D*Face, Dolla Lama, Ellis G., Ewok, Kenny Scharf, Parskid, Push, Shepard Fairey, Meggs, Michael De Feo, Ron English, El Mac, Logan Hicks, Kenton Parker, Rime, Risk, Santiago Rubino, Retna, Reyes, Revok, Jeff Soto, Tes One, Sever, The London Police, Tristan Eaton, Zevs, and many more

http://primaryflight.com/blog/

‘Blueprint For Space’ – Primary Flight group show
Art Center South Florida Gallery
800 Lincoln Road at Meridian Ave in Miami Beach

Group show featuring works from several of the artists taking part in this year’s ‘Primary Flight’ mural project including Augor, Bask, C215, Jim Darling, D*Face, Shepard Fairey, Meggs, Michael De Feo, Ron English, El Mac, Logan Hicks, Kenton Parker, Santiago Rubino, Retna, Reyes, Revok, Jeff Soto, Tes One, Zevs, and many more

Opening Reception: Wed, Dec. 2nd 8-10PM

On view:
Dec. 1st – Jan, 2nd, 2010 (free admission)

http://primaryflight.com/blog/blue-print-for-spaceart-basel-2009
www.artcentersf.org

‘STAGES’ Group Show
888 Biscayne Blvd. in Miami

Opening Reception: Thurs, Dec. 3rd (invite only – featuring a performance by Atlas Sound)

Open to the public: December 4th – December 6th

Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong and Nike are bringing STAGES (a global art exhibition which raises funds and awareness for the fight against cancer) to Miami for Art Basel – presented in part by O.H.W.O.W. – the list of artists include Geoff McFetridge, the Clayton Brothers, Cai Guo-Qiang, KAWS, Futura, Kenny Scharf, Erik Parker, Tom Sachs, José Parlá, Shepard Fairey, Os Gemeos, and more

http://www.stages09.com

Jeffrey Deitch & Tony Goldman present ‘The Wynwood Walls’
Goldman Warehouse (404 NW 26th Street at 2nd Avenue in Miami)

Opening Reception:
Thurs, Dec. 3rd 8-11PM with a performance by New Orleans bounce diva Big Freedia & DJ Rusty Lazer

Featuring outdoor murals from:
Aiko, Jim Drain, Shepard Fairey, Stelios Faitakis, Futura, Barry McGee, Nunca, Os Gemeos, Nina, Finok, Ara Peterson, Clare Rojas, Kenny Scharf, Swoon, David Ellis, and Ben Wolf

Download a map of the murals here:
http://bulkmail.deeptechinc.com/images/wynwood_walls_map.pdf

Ethos solo show
Opening Reception: Thurs, Dec. 3rd

On view Dec. 3rd – Jan. 20th, 2010

101/exhibit
101 NE 40th Street in Miami
www.101exhibit.com

David Lynch & Danger Mouse
‘Dark Night Of The Soul’ featuring over 50 original photographs by David Lynch which are displayed alongside an accompanying soundtrack by Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse

~PLUS~

‘It Ain’t Fair’ Group Show
Featuring works from over 30 artists including the likes of KAWS, Todd James, Scott Campbell, Neck Face, Jose Parla, Erik Parker, Kenny Scharf, Eric White, Aaron Young and many more

Opening Reception: Wed, Dec. 2nd

December 2nd – 6th

Opening night will feature a special rooftop performance by French symphonic composer Koudlam alongside a jumbo outdoor screening of Cyprien Gaillard’s ‘Crazy Horse’ accompanied by explosions and visual effects

O.H.W.O.W. Gallery
3100 NW 7 Avenue in Miami
http://www.oh-wow.com/

Multiversal + Feminality Group Shows
December 3rd – 6th 5pm – 10pm (free admission)
American Legion in the Miami Modern District
6445 NE 7th Ave

Featuring a custom art toy expo including some of the top toy customizers in the business, live painting by Tara McPherson, Buff Monster, Kano, Phetus, Mear One and more, a South Florida room showcasing local famous talent (such as Skot Olsen), live music during and after gallery hours featuring iMayDay!, Fusik, Shawn Chrystopher among others, and the ‘School of Hard Knocks’ which highlights the best and brightest art by students, alumni and professional faculty from The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale and the Miami International University of Art & Design – in total over 150 artists will be taking part in this special event – check the site for the full lineup of artists in the accompanying group shows

www.MultiversalGroupShow.com

Graffiti Gone Global group show
3252 NE 1st Avenue, Suite 101 in Miami

Opening Reception:
Thurs, Dec. 3rd (exact details not confirmed)

General Hours:
Friday, December 4th: 12 – 8pm / Saturday, December 5th: 12 – 9pm / Sunday, December 6th: 12 — 3pm

Curated by James and Karla Murray, authors of best-selling titles Store Front-The Disappearing Face of New York, Miami Graffiti, Broken Windows and Burning New York, the exhibition will feature a selection of work from today’s top street artists.

Exhibiting artists include: 131 Projects (Argentina), Aiko Nakagawa (Japan), Armogedon 2057 (Armenia), Billi Kid (Colombia), Crome (Miami), Cycle (NYC), David Cooper (NYC), Doze Green (NYC), Ewok One 5MH (NYC), Flip (Brazil), Ghost aka Cousin Frank (NYC), Jana Joana (Brazil), Lady Pink (Ecuador), Nina (Brazil), Shiro (Japan), Smael (Brazil), Sofia Maldonado (Puerto Rico), Suiko (Japan) and Vitché (Brazil).

http://graffitigoneglobal.blogspot.com/

Art Whino: MIAMI
Art from two separate traveling exhibitions, ‘Life Essentials’ and ‘Old Skoolin’’ will be brought together in Miami for the first time – over 150 artists taking part

Charcoal Studios (Across the street from Scope)
2135 NW 1st Ave. in Miami

Press Preview: Wed, Dec. 2nd 11am-5pm
Artists/Exhibitor Mixer: Wed, Dec. 2nd 5pm-8pm
VIP and Press Cocktail: Wed, 8pm-Midnight

General Admission: Thurs, Dec. 3rd – Sat, Dec. 5th 11am-8pm

Reception with musical performance: Thurs, Dec. 3rd 8PM-Midnight ($30 admission*)

* Admission includes complimentary food samplings by Urbanite Bistro and complimentary beverages

http://www.artwhino.com/miami/

The official after-party bar of Art Basel 2009

Max Fish – 20 Year Anniversary
28 NE 14th Street in Miami

In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of this legendary New York City bar , a functioning bar in downtown Miami has been taken over and will feature an art installation created out of core elements of the Lower East Side location and will feature a full lineup of live bands and DJ’s performing nightly during the week as well as movie screenings in an outdoor space

For a full lineup of the bands and all the action:
http://www.oh-wow.com/upcoming/maxfish/

Please swing by and see us at Aqua – booth #25 – if you make it down to Miami this coming week.