“There was a special era in underground art, right before blogs and social media took hold and that monthly magazine that came to your doorstep was your only window into culture. This isn’t a time to wax poetic, but in hearing about Dalek/James Marshall’s Space Monkey 20th Anniversary exhibition at Thinkspace this Winter, it made us think about that time of discovery. It made us think of Murakami’s Mr. Dob, Camille Rose Garcia’s fairytale flourishes or a Shag lounge scene. These are icons that helped shaped the 21st-century art landscape, and the Space Monkey is right there.” – —Evan Pricco
Full Juxtapoz preview here.
Exhibition is open now through December, 23rd, 2017
The opening reception of Casey Weldon’s Sentimental Deprivation was recently covered on Juxtapoz.com. Go on a digital tour of the exhibition over on Juxtapoz’s website, and view Sentimental Deprivation in person during its final week at Thinkspace Gallery.
From optically disorienting four-eyed kittens and seemingly phosphorescent girls to giant disproportionately scaled Chihuahuas in desert canyon landscapes, nothing is too weirdly outré or unimaginable for Weldon’s visual fictions. – Juxtapoz.com
Robert William’s Slang Aesthetics is set to open at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art next week on April 22nd. In anticipation of the exhibition, Juxtapoz Magazine has an excellent feature on William’s discussing a few of the pieces that will be on view. Jump over to juxtapoz.com for the full article.
Purple as an Inexplicable Poetic Force
Robert Williams: It is not my intention to take every color in the color wheel and extol metaphysical significance to each hue. Nor is it justifiable to invoke the laws of physics with regards to scientific observations of the prismatic spectrum. However, colors do have personalities.
Thinkspace family artist Troy Lovegates is featured in the March issues of Juxtapoz magazine. The issue is available on newsstands now and you can get a taste of the interview over on Juxtapoz.com. We love Troy’s unique way of translating his street art style into a gallery aesthetic with drawings, paintings, and sculptures. All available artwork from Troy Lovegates can be viewed on the Thinkspace Gallery website.
With murals scattered around the globe, what do you enjoy most about painting large scale, and is there any one piece that you took the most pleasure in doing?
A lot of days I start heading to my studio to work and don’t want to go inside. Instead, I end up just wandering all day. I hate being indoors. Studios are lonely boxes. Being an artist is one lonely ass thing to become. Being outside painting is a marriage of painting and fresh air. I love it. The last mural I painted in Toronto was 13 pillars with 13 locals painted on them. I took images of people who passed through the park and painted them. I really enjoyed how the community embraced the wall. People would come by with food and drinks just to talk for hours. That just doesn’t happen at my studio.
We want to congratulate Brett Amory on his current exhibition American Monologue at the Ft. Wayne Museum of Art. Amory has shown with Thinkspace Gallery over the years with solo exhibitions, a notable installation at 20 Years Under the Influence of Juxtapoz, and a current work in NEXUS showing at the Brand Library & Art Center. For all those interested in viewing the work from American Monologue, please contact Thinkspace Gallery for a PDF copy.
Visit Juxtapoz.com for a full write-up on Amory’s latest exhibition at the Ft. Wayne museum of art.
“Amory’s new work is based on the people and places of Fort Wayne, and is accompanied by a large installation that challenges what it means to be an “All-American City” and the concept of the American Dream. The installation will be constructed here during the month of November, allowing the public to watch Amory work.” – Juxtapoz
Thank you to our friends at Juxtapoz for featuring Allison Sommers’s latest exhibition “Bruxism”. The show is on view until October 8th and you can view all available artwork from Sommers here.
We are exctied about this one, seeing that this looks like some of Allison’s strongerst works to date. Thinkspace is pleased to present Bruxism, a solo exhibition of new works by Brooklyn-based artist Allison Sommers. In her sixth exhibition with the gallery, Sommers presents new mixed-media works that veer increasingly towards an expressionistic abstraction of the figurative – Juxtapoz
Kevin Peterson is featured in the September issue of Juxtapoz magazine. Visit Juxtapoz.com for a preview of the issue, and an interview with Kevin Peterson discussing his upcoming exhibition with Thinkspace Gallery opening this Saturday, August 20th.
The new work looks, dare I say, a lot more post-apocalyptic? Not in the “end of the world” sort of way, but also not subtle, as in The Leftovers sort of way. What ideas and themes were you channeling?
I don’t believe in an end of the world, apocalypse-type situation.The earth will persist, but the only question is what stage it will be in. Time and how things change over time are always themes in my work. I like thinking about our world in different stages. Seeing how the things we make crumble and decay. Seeing nature take over when it’s allowed to, but even nature is cyclical. A forest burns down, but it grows back stronger. It’s just a matter of time.