Esao Andrews featured in the new issue of Hi-Fructose

The new issue of Hi-Fructose (Vol. 22) will be out early this coming January and we’re happy to say that the new volume will feature the work of Esao Andrews. A lil’ sneak peek at his feature in Vol. 22 is shown above. The feature will showcase much of the work from his upcoming January solo exhibit with us.

The new Hi-Fructose will also include features on Aron Wiesenfeld, Trustocorp, Natalia Fabia, Gehard Demetz, Ryan McLennan, Irwin Wurm, Ofra Lapid, KOZYNDAN, Double Parlour, and the work of cover artist Winnie Truong.

Find out more about Hi-Fructose here.

‘Spring Hare’ timelapse painting from Esao Andrews

Esao Andrews is already hard at work on his upcoming solo show with us (January 2012). Esao is planning to record the creation of several of the pieces planned for the show, so look for more of these great videos to be posted here as we get closer to the opening. This show will mark Esao’s first exhibit in Los Angeles in over two years and is already proving to be well worth the wait.

Esao Andrews returns to Thinkspace – January 2012 – get ready!

‘Suggestivism’ group show at Grand Central Art Center this February

‘Suggestivism’
A group exhibition curated by Nathan Spoor
February 5 – April 17th @ The Grand Central Art Center at Cal State Fullerton

Cal State University’s cutting-edge museum arm, Grand Central Art Center, and Nathan Spoor have teamed up to present one hell of a show in the form of ‘Suggestivism’ – a comprehensive survey that explores and documents a select section of modern contemporary artists which make up the vibrant core of creativity existing in the current art world.

Conceptually speaking, the term “suggestivism” refers to the ability of an individual to pursue their purpose with an amplified understanding and sensitivity. The artists involved represent precisely this – a wave of purpose, working within the more fluid aspects of narrative or figurative arenas. Through the mere power of suggestion, the magic is transferred from one to another, engaging the world at large from the most vivid and evocative of visual realms.

Esao Andrews 'Milkmaid's Daughter' - Oil on wood panel - 20x30"

Featuring works from:
Esao Andrews, Carrie Ann Baade, Sandow Birk, Michael Brown, Nicoletta Ceccoli, Dave Cooper, Bob Dob, Thomas Doyle, Ron English, Alex Gross, Robert Hardgrave, Naoto Hattori, Femke Hiemstra, Gregory Jacobsen, Audrey Kawasaki, Andy Kehoe, Kris Kuksi, Darren LeGallo, Kris Lewis, Francesco LoCastro, Jason Maloney, Mars-1/Mario Martinez. Chris Mars, Dalek James Marshall, Dan May, Elizabeth McGrath, Jeff McMillan, Tara McPherson, Mia, David Molesky, Brendan Monroe, Scott Musgrove, Nathan Ota, Michael Page, Kevin Peterson, James Roper, Chris Ryniak, Bob Schneider, Todd Schorr, Greg Simkins, Skinner, Jeff Soto, Nathan Spoor, CR Stecyk III, Heidi Taillefer, Joe Vaux, Nicola Verlato, Oliver Vernon, Eric White, Robin Williams, Martin Wittfooth, Chandler Wood, and Chet Zar

The exhibition will be accompanied by a grand print / book piece that includes the artwork in the exhibition, as well as a fascinating time capsule of studio shots and compelling interviews conducted by Spoor with each artist during the three-year curating period (2008 – 2011). Our props to Spoor for all the hard work he’s put into this, going to be one amazing show!

Opening Reception: Sat, Feb. 5th 7-10PM

Grand Central Art Center
125 N. Broadway in Santa Ana / 714.567.7233
www.grandcentralartcenter.com
*Parking available in the Third Street parking structure

‘5 Years / 5 Questions’ with Camilla d’Errico – Thinkspace 5 Year Anniversary Show (Sat, Nov. 6th)

Camilla d'Errico 'Where The Wild Things Squirm' - Oil and acrylic on wood panel

“If you’re looking for one art show to attend this year, I’d like to suggest Thinkspace’s upcoming 5 Year Anniversary blow out. Established in 2005, Thinkspace is one of the few galleries who doesn’t just follow trends, they start them.” MyModernMet.com

’5 Years / 5 Questions’ with Camilla d’Errico

What were you doing back in 2005 when Thinkspace started?
I was studying Illustration and Graphic Design at Capilano College in Vancouver, BC. Living for the first time away from my family and friends hatching a new path for myself. I started showing in galleries and found my passion in art.

Name 5 things you can’t live without in your studio?
Music. My Mac. Anime figures. Grapes. Art books and manga.

Where do you hope to be 5 years from now?
Hopefully my series Helmetgirls will be in full swing and I’ll be drawing that feverishly, along with Tanpopo and a whole world of figures and possibly producing my first anime. In five years from now I also hope to be living 4 months of the year in South East Asia in a remote little village, painting the days away, creating paintings that really re-inspire me!

What have you got coming up in 2011?
The release of my art book published by Dark Horse Deluxe and a toy line. I’ll be illustrating a fantasy graphic novel with a French publisher and a comic book for Spanish singer Monica Naranjo. As for paintings I’ll be doing a few very select group shows and working on a new body of paintings for Opera Gallery in New York.

Artist website: www.camilladerrico.com

Check out the ‘Sneak Peek’ for our 5 Year Anniversary group show here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/thinkspace/sets/72157625035068712/

‘5 Year Anniversary Show’
Group exhibition showcasing 48 artists representing our past, present and future with a featured installation from Johnny ‘KMNDZ’ Rodriguez

Opening Reception: Sat, Nov. 6th, 2010 7-10PM
On view: Nov. 6th – Nov. 27th, 2010

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