Thinkspace in co-operation with Spoke Art present: ‘Synergy’
Thinkspace curated exhibit at: Spoke Art
816 Sutter Street | San Francisco, CA 94109 www.spoke-art.com
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 3rd 6-10PM
On view through May 26th
Featuring new works from:
Craig “Skibs” Barker
Stella Im Hultberg
As part of our current exhibit we just published a new giclee print edition from local artist Jeff Ramirez. The print for ‘Nothing Ever Happens (Still)’ came out beautifully and really captures the crisp detail in Ramirez’s arresting work.
Jeff Ramirez “Nothing Ever Happens (Still)”
Edition of 20 (plus 3APs + 1PP)
Hand-signed and numbered by the artist
Giclee print on Museo Portfolio Rag Paper
20″ x 21″ with 17×17″ image area
Thank you to all that stopped through our gallery this past Saturday as we kicked off our September exhibits. Culver City was alive with all the galleries open and the streets were filled with art lovers. Aaron Nagel, Jeff Ramirez and Lindsey Carr were on hand to greet them all and we heard repeatedly throughout the evening how much folks were enjoying both shows.
Big congratulations go out to Lindsey Carr on selling out her debut U.S. solo show. We’ve a handful of the free color pamphlets still on hand that profile each piece in the show, so be sure to come through soon and pick one up before they’re gone. Lindsey will be back in a few group shows with us early next year while her next major showing will take place up at Roq La Rue in Seattle next summer (details to be announced soon). Plans for a follow up solo showing with us for 2013 are already underway as well.
This evening we reunite three artists that first showed together at our gallery in this past December’s ‘The New Realism‘ show. The talent featured in this exhibit is simply stunning so please be sure to come through tonight and witness a tour de force in realism from three very unique artistic forces.
Thank you to everyone that came out last weekend for the opening of our new exhibitions featuring works from Pakayla Rae Biehn, Jeff Ramirez, Kevin Titzer, and David Cooley. There was a great energy in the air and all the artists work really played nicely off each other with many patrons jokingly referencing the OCD nature of all the works on view and if that played into this month’s curation. Each featured artist’s craft is unique and each intensely intricate in their own special ways, showcasing the almost unfathomable amount of time and focus needed to create each.
New oil paintings from Pakayla Rae Biehn and Jeff Ramirez
On view through Fri, June 3rd
“The hyper-realistic nature of Jeff Ramirez’s work captures the honest and sometimes awkward moments of his subjects, unwittingly revealing their vulnerability. These moments of heightened emotions, paired with the compulsion to divert the onlooker’s gaze, make us all the more curious and pulls us in.” – Platinum Cheese
“I always felt like I was a different person depending on whom I was around, whether it be friends or family or whomever. It often felt unnatural, like a performance. Gradually, I realized that I had grown really skeptical of images and their supposed content, even images of myself. I just didn’t relate to them on the same level as I think a lot of people might. I was more interested in them for context or absurd moments than as mementos or reminders. And now, with the rise of digital photography, social networking and this blurring of reality, there is a real lack of emotional truth in many of these supposedly candid shots. I’m interested in using that look to create new images that do have emotional truth for me and so it is often necessary to obscure elements in order to make for a different experience from these rather ubiquitous images.” – Jeff Ramirez