It’s Install Week for ‘Flourish’ at Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum

Installation week in underway for Thinkspace Gallery’s latest curated exhibition ‘Flourish’ at the Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum. The exhibition will include an installation from Felipe Pantone and murals from Nosego and Esao Andrews, along with a collection of works from the various artists a part of the Thinkspace family. For more information on ‘Flourish‘ visit the Thinkspace Gallery website.

 Pipes for Filipe Pantone’s Installation

 

Thinkspace Gallery Print Archive Sale – Saturday January 21st

This Saturday, January 21st from noon to 6PM we will be having our first print archive sale in over three years. We will be sharing the final copies of several sold out editions, the framed display copies of several sold editions, final copies of rare editions, some Artist Proofs, and much more. Plus, there will be some gems from our personal collection made available too.

First come, first served. In-person sales only.

There is no online catalog available and no phone orders being taken. There will be gems from the likes of Audrey Kawasaki (shown above), Etam Cru, Esao Andrews, Brian Viveros, Kevin Peterson, Stella Im Hultberg, Amy Sol, and many, many more.

We will also have our recent books from Brian Viveros and Joao Ruas available for sale as well as Jeremy Fish’s recent book. We’ll also have some cool giveaways throughout the day plus freebies including new magnets for your fridge and our new ‘Miami Vice’ inspired logo button from our trip down to Miami for SCOPE this past December.

Graffiti Art Magazine Feature on Esao Andrews

Graffiti Art Esao Andrews

Quarterly publication, Graffiti Art magazine included Esao Andrews in their first issue of the year. The article highlights Esao Andrew’s work in September 2015’s Gilded Age exhibition. For the Gilded Ages fan, the silver series of enamel Gilded Age pins are to be released soon, so make sure you’re signed up for the Thinkspace Gallery mailing list to be notified of its release.  Pick up a copy of Graffiti Art magazine on newsstands now.

Esao Andrews

“The Gilded Age” Opening Reception & VIP Viewing

the gilded age

‘The Gilded Age’ featuring new works from Aaron Horkey, Esao Andrews, and Joao Ruas is an exhibition designed around opulence. When Thinkspace Gallery director Andrew Hosner approached Horkey and asked to describe his ideal group exhibition, Horkey immediately suggested Esao Andrews and João Ruas as choice gallery companions. All three artists share an inexhaustible penchant for detail, a preference for all things ornate, and an antediluvian sensibility that tends towards allegory and myth.

We hosted a VIP night for the artists and then the following night was the opening reception, the following photos are a mixture and recap of both nights. The artist did not do wardrobe changes mid-reception.

horkey names

horkey names II

horkey by himself

horkey close up

siador ruas

ruas close up

ruas

gilded age I

gilded age 2

gilded age 5

gilded age 4

esao greg andrew

aaron nagel

karla 1

karla 2

karla

ga room

ga 2

line 1

line 2

line 3

opening 1

crowd 2

esao 1

horkey 1

joao 2

the man in the suit

The Gilded Age Opening Reception featured on Arrested Motion

the gilded age arrested motion

As we are sorting through the hundreds of photos taken during the opening of The Gilded Age, Arrested Motion already has their 11 page spread up on their site. The Gilded Age featuring Esao Andrews, Aaron Horkey, and Joao Ruas is on view till October 3. Visit the Thinkspace Gallery website to see all the works in the show.

The Gilded Age featuring new works by Aaron Horkey, Esao Andrews, and João Ruas. Co-curated by Andrew Hosner of Thinkspace and Horkey himself, the duo set out to put together a “dream-team” exhibition, giving it a title that harkened back to the late 19th century and the industrial revolution.  Horkey ended up handpicking Andrews and Ruas to accompany him and the results are truly outstanding.

 

‘The Gilded Age’ Editions Preview & Details

Gilded Age Horkey

The Gilded Age’
Aaron Horkey
Esao Andrews
Joao Ruas

Opening Reception:
THIS Saturday, September 12th 6-9PM

The following are the details regarding ‘The Gilded Age’ editions and screen prints. For details regarding the pre-sale process and purchasing an edition or screen print please read “Details for the pre-sale process for ‘The Gilded Age’ editions.

TGA folio backClose up of the front cover of the portfolio packaging (shown above)

‘The Gilded Age’ Portfolio Box Set
Edition of 250 portfolios (one print from each artist)
13×13 inches
Die cut and foil stamped
Folio constructed of 200# French Construction Cover Blacktop

Three giclee prints on 300gsm stock with screened varnishing (see images below)
Each individual print measures 12.75 x 12.75 inches
Editions printed by Static Medium
Folio Packaging printed by Studio On Fire

$300 per folio / set (prints not available individually)

TGA folio front

Close up of the back side of the portfolio packaging (shown above)

tga folio

 

Individual Featured Prints in ‘The Gilded Age’ portfolio  –

TGA Joao Ruas PrintJoao Ruas ‘Galo’

TGA Horkey PrintAaron Horkey ‘The Rotting Time’

Esao Andrews PrintEsao Andrews ‘Satellite’


SCREEN PRINTS:

Esao Andrews Screenprint
Esao Andrews
World Traveler
18×18 inches
Edition of 200
4 color screen print
Speckled off-white 100lb stock
$85
Printed by Daniel Askar at Static Medium

Joao Ruas Screenprint

Joao Ruas
Den
16.5×36 inches
Edition of 200
5 color screen print
French Speckletone Madero Beach stock
$100

Printed by D&L Screenprinting

A Horkey Screen Print Color I

Aaron Horkey
The Gilded Age
24.125×32.125 inches
Regular edition of 200 pieces (31-200 available)
10 color screen print / 9 screens used
French Black Licorice 100#C stock
Printed by Ben Lafond at BRLSQ, August, 2015
Regular Edition: $100 each

A Horkey Screen Print Color II

Aaron Horkey
The Gilded Age
24.125×32.125 inches
Variant edition of 100 pieces (31-100 available)
10 color screen print / 9 screens used
French Black Licorice 100#C stock
Printed by Ben Lafond at BRLSQ, August, 2015
Variant Edition: $200 each


EMBOSSED SOFT ENAMEL PIN SET:

TGA Pin Set

Embossed Soft Enamel Pin Set

One pin each (L-R as shown above) from Aaron Horkey, Esao Andrews, Joao Ruas
*Ranging in size from 1.25″ to 1.5″ inches
Hand-numbered in gold ink out of 100
Comes on backer card in clear sealed sleeve
$35 for the set of 3 (not available individually)

Once again please review the full details of how the editions will be released and sold on our other post, ‘Details for the pre-sale process for ‘The Gilded Age’ editions,‘ if you are determined to get one of these fantastic prints or portfolios.

 

Details for the pre-sale process for ‘The Gilded Age’ editions

Gilded Age Horkey

‘The Gilded Age’
Aaron Horkey
Esao Andrews
Joao Ruas

Opening Reception:
Saturday, September 12th 6-9PM

Collector Previews for both shows will be shared on Wednesday, September 9th. NO additional details of any kind are available currently regarding original works.

Please note: Horkey and Ruas will each have nine new works and Esao will have eight. If you’d like to be added to the preview list, please sign up for our mailing list on the Thinkspace Gallery website.

Here are the details on how and when we will release ‘The Gilded Age’ editions:
We’re excited to share these details with everyone and can’t wait for you all to see the exhibition. There has been a slew of moving parts for this show to sort out, awaiting final invoices to come in, making sure all the production at various companies was on track, etc. before we felt confident in sharing everything with you all. So, here we go…

  • There will be a folio set in an edition of 250 featuring a 12.75×12.75 inch varnished giclee print from each artist in the exhibition, housed in a deluxe folio similar to the recent ‘Vacuum’ set. Three prints total, only available as a set.
  • Each artist will have an individual screen print, in an edition of 200. Each sold separately and of varying size.
  • There will be an enamel pin set featuring a deluxe soft enamel pin from each artist ranging in size from 1.25 to 1.5 inches. Available as an edition of 100 and only as a set of three.
  • Images and pricing for all of the above editions will be shared next week (we are just awaiting final images and a photograph of the completed folio set and enamel pins).

Out of respect to our neighboring businesses, we do not want anyone lining up overnight or before the day of the show. To make sure this does not happen and to avoid making anyone sleep overnight or sit all day in the heat, we will be passing out numbered tickets. The number you receive will correspond to the folio sets and/or individual screen prints, guaranteeing you first choice at those corresponding numbers.

The numbered tickets will be passed out in random order, so those showing earliest could get a higher number, making it a total in-person lottery system. We will, however, aim to give out 1-200 first, helping to alleviate any worry of showing early and being shut out of the individual screen printed editions.

We will aim to pop outside on the morning of the exhibition (Saturday, Sept. 12th) every 30 minutes from 9AM until 12 Noon (9 / 930 / 10 / 1030 / etc.) to hand out tickets to those awaiting us outside. Please do NOT show up before 8AM the morning of Sat., Sept. 12th. Anyone gathering before 8:30 am will be asked to leave and come back at 9:00 am. We’re serious in trying our best to be courteous to our neighbors, prevent lines, and be fair.

Prints will then be pre-sold that same afternoon (Saturday, Sept. 12th) from 1PM to 4PM to avoid a long line at the opening and to help ease the stress of the sale for everyone. The numbered ticket you receive will give you 1st dibs on anything corresponding to your number. Those that get a number higher than 100 will not have a chance at a button set unless someone that did get 1-100 passes. Those with numbers 200-250 are not guaranteed an individual screen print, but will get one of the folio sets being offered guaranteed. Odds are not everyone will pickup each edition, and thus the love will be spread. There is a strict limit of one per person on each edition, no matter the circumstances. Horkey’s individual screen print will have ONE variant, but please note now you are only allowed to purchase one of them (no one is allowed to purchase both editions, this from Aaron himself).

The opening reception then takes place from 6 to 9PM with all artists in attendance.

To help with the worry and wait of those with a number lower than yours, passing over an edition to open it up for someone with a later number, we feel that come 7PM during the opening reception, we will open up all editions for sale. If you received a number that morning, I would think it a good plan to come to the 1st window of sales or arrive 1st thing to the opening at 6PM. So, come 7PM, ALL editions will go wide for open sale. We are not calling numbers or such, so no need to worry about missing out, but after 7PM the tickets become null and void.

We went over many different scenarios and at the end of the day, this is the one we all agreed on and has been approved and given the thumbs up by all three artists and those that work closely with them. We hope this works for everyone, we know we will never be able to make everyone happy, but please know we put a good bit of thought into this and all is now set.

None of the editions are being held back for later on-line offering. If any remain come the end of the exhibition, we will share details at that time. For now, the editions will only be available for in-person purchase at our gallery during the run of ‘The Gilded Age’ exhibition.

Thank you and we look forward to all seeing the works for the 1st time in person. Each artist has delivered in such a huge way, being pushed by one another to deliver simply incredible new bodies of work.

– The Thinkspace team