Thank you to everyone that came through this past weekend and showed support for Yosuke, Jacub, and MacDowell. There was a special energy in the air as the two shows fed off one another beautifully throughout the evening and judging by the amount of positive words being bestowed upon this months featured artists, we’d have to say all that came through were really enjoying both exhibits. Several artists both local and international also swung through to check out the show and say hi to the exhibiting artists. To cap things off, the evening also saw the 2nd successful marriage proposal at Thinkspace go down in front of Yosuke Ueno’s ‘Unity’ piece. Just magical to witness and had the whole place cheering!
Just a quick reminder that ‘Elements and Oddities’ and ‘Lowbrow Love Letter’ open tonight at Thinkspace with an artist reception from 6-8PM. Yosuke Ueno is in town from Japan. Jacub Gagnon is in town from Toronto. Dave MacDowell is in from Virginia. The gallery is just alive with vibrant energy. Both shows play off each other in a wonderful fashion. If all that wasn’t enough, we’ll also be debuting new works from David Cooley in our office area.
16″ x 20″ (image size 14×18″)
Giclee print on Museo Portfolio Rag paper printed with Epson HDR inks Hand-signed and numbered edition of 25
The ‘ABIDE’ print will be issued this evening during the artist’s reception from 6-8PM. Remaining copies will be available next week on our website. In-person sales only this evening. We’ll post details here once they are ready to go up for sale on our website.
‘Elements and Oddities’ features a collection of 23 acrylic works on canvas from two of the leading voices in the new pop surrealism movement. Hailing from Canada, Jacub Gagnon examines the natural world’s connection to the inanimate and the relationships between humans and the animal kingdom in his detail drenched works which are set in a dark ‘every place’ void. Gagnon’s examinations of the unnatural state of nature are the perfect compliment to Yosuke Ueno‘s illusory landscapes rife with icons both puzzling and perfect. Ueno’s work is a refreshing mix of positive elements and colossal hope that echo the history of his native Japan. The two come together in ‘Elements and Oddites’ to play off each other in the most compelling way.
‘Elements and Oddities’
Featuring new works from Jacub Gagnon and Yosuke Ueno
ALSO showing concurrently in our project room will be ‘Lowbrow Love Letter’, an exhibition of 11 new acrylic works on canvas from east coast pop surrealist extraordinaire David MacDowell in what will be his second solo exhibition with our gallery. ‘Lowbrow Love Letter’ features some of MacDowell’s most brazen and hyper surreal works to date. Be sure to come through this Saturday to discover for yourself why Arrested Motion refer to him as a “master satirist painter“.
We will also be showcasing a series of five new works from local artist David Cooley in our office area. Look for a digital preview of these works later this week. His paintings are layered with little 3D paint ‘spikes’ which are hand-painted over printed fabric with the precision of a surgeon and the patience of a saint. His work simply demands in-person viewing.
Please let us know if you have any questions, require additional images, or would like to purchase any of the works in either of this month’s exhibitions. Just shoot us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get right back to you with full details. PLEASE NOTE: We’ll begin getting back to folks on Thursday afternoon, April 28th after all have had the chance to view the digital previews. We have a large list of regular patrons for all three artists and we’re just making sure everyone has had the chance to see the previews before we start following up, so please know speed of response doesn’t guarantee anything.
Reception with the artists:
THIS Saturday, April 30th from 6-8PM ~ All the artists will be in attendance ~
Arrested Motion just posted their in-depth interview with emerging Canadian artistJacub Gagnon as he prepares to make the trip down to LA for his big ‘Elements and Oddities‘ show which opens this Saturday alongside new works from Japan’s Yosuke Ueno.
“I feel as though there is more to life than we know and this will always be so. I think there are connections and streams of consciousness tying us together in unimaginable ways. In my paintings I try to make these ‘unlikely’ connections, the unimaginable, imaginable, bringing what might seem like unconnected or unlikely paths of life together under a new light.”– Jacub Gagnon