Artist Spotlight: Jolene Lai on BOOOOOOOM

A well-deserved feature, Jolene Lai was recently highlighted on BOOOOOOOM in their Artist Spotlight series. Many of the pieces from Jolene Lai’s most recent exhibition with us, Besides You are featured in the spotlight. We’re thrilled Jolene Lai’s work continues to connect with art lovers. For those who would like to view her work in person, she is currently a part of both of our summer museum exhibitions, Flourish at Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum and Juxtapozed at Fort Wayne Museum of Art.

To view all available work by Jolene Lai, visit the Thinkspace Gallery website.

Dulk Interviewed in Street Art United States

Street Art United States interviewed Thinkspace Family artist Dulk to discuss social media, the origins of the name Dulk, the evolution of street artists to muralist and so much more. Jump on over to Street Art United States website to read the full interview.

We’re excited to be showing work by Dulk in two of our museum curated exhibitions now on view,  Juxtapozed showing at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art and Flourish at the Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum.  This won’t be the last of Dulk in 2017 as we will be showing him this fall in the UK as well. We also have a few prints from Dulk still available to purchase on the Thinkspace Gallery website.

Painting in the street allowed me to take my future more seriously as an “artist”, it was a turning point in my life. Ever since I laid hands on my first spray can, my road changed direction.  –  Dulk from Street Art United States Interview

Juan Travieso Featured on Urban Outfitters UK Blog

Juan Travieso

New to the Thinkspace Family, Juan Travieso was recently featured and interviewed for artist of the week on Urban Outfitters UK blog. Travieso has shown with us in various group exhibitions including Scope, Pow! Wow! Hawaii, Nexus and more. He currently has two new pieces on view, one in Juxtapozed at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art and soon to be opened Flourish at the Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum. To view all available work from Juan Travieso visit the Thinkspace Gallery website.

How would you describe your work?

My work is an appropriation of different styles and techniques that brings my compositions and color together. How I do this is I use my computer as a tool to create compositions that don’t physically exists in the world and through that I am able to open windows into virtual or digital spaces and create possibilities that are endless.

View full interview on UO Blog UK.

‘Juxtapozed” and ‘Robert Williams: SLANG Aesthetics’ Opens at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art

Juxtapozed and Robert Williams: SLANG Aesthetics! opened on April 21st at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art welcoming over 600 art enthusiasts through its doors. This was the first time Williams has shown in the mid-west, and the exhibition attracted guests from all over the midwest and east coast who drove in to be at the opening. The cities mentioned include Detroit, Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Indianapolis, and Pittsburgh to name a few. The following day Robert Williams discussed the basics of his work and process while always being considered an outsider in the art world.

Artists,  Laurence Vallieres, Cinta Vidal, Kazu, and Meggs were on hand at the opening for Juxtapozed. The museum even picked up pieces by Meggs and Cinta Vidal for their permanent collection to commemorate the shows on site murals.

For more information on Juxtapozed and to view the available pieces from the exhibition, please visit the Thinkspace Gallery website.  The full press release for Robert Williams: SLANG Aesthetics can be viewed here.

Both exhibitions are on view now through July 9th.

Arrested Motion previews “JUXTAPOZED” at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art

Thank you to Arrested Motion for posting a preview of the upcoming “Juxtapozed” exhibition opening this weekend at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art. Arrested Motion shared several of their favorite pieces from the show in anticipation of the opening April 21st. Juxtapozed celebrates Juxtapoz Magazine’s impact on this genre is curated by Andrew Hosner of Thinkspace Gallery, Gary Pressman of Copro Gallery, and Adjunct Curator of the museum, Josef Zimmerman.

Wide Walls Interview with Laurence Vallieres

Wide Walls published an interview with artists Laurence Vallieres. We’re excited to have Vallieres as a featured installation artist at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art’s upcoming exhibition Juxtapozed. The exhibition is co-curated by Thinkspace Gallery, Gary Pressman of Copro Gallery, and Adjunct Curator of the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Josef Zimmerman.

The exhibition is, “A continuation of Thinkspace’s mutually reinforced mission to garner institutional exposure and recognition for New Contemporary Art, its history, founders, key players, and artists, the exhibitions celebrate the impact of its most enduring media platforms, Juxtapoz Magazine, and the work of one of its most iconic trailblazers. Now widely considered the largest and longest running art movement in history, the New Contemporary Art Movement encompasses everything from Street Art and Muralism to Pop Surrealism and Hyperrealism.”

Visit Wide Wall’s website for the full interview with Laurence Vallieres.

Juxtapozed and Robert Williams: SLANG Aesthetics Opening at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art April 2017

 

Opening April 21, 2017, at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art are Juxtapozed and Robert Williams: SLANG Aesthetics!, co-curated by Andrew Hosner of Thinkspace Gallery, Gary Pressman of Copro Gallery, and Adjunct Curator of the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Josef Zimmerman. The second installment of exhibitions Los Angeles’ Thinkspace Gallery has brought to the Museum to date, following the success of Invisible College from 2015, both showcase new and exciting work from the steadily expanding New Contemporary Art Movement. A continuation of Thinkspace’s mutually reinforced mission to garner institutional exposure and recognition for New Contemporary Art, its history, founders, key players, and artists, the exhibitions celebrate the impact of its most enduring media platforms, Juxtapoz Magazine, and the work of one of its most iconic trailblazers. Now widely considered the largest and longest running art movement in history, the New Contemporary Art Movement encompasses everything from Street Art and Muralism to Pop Surrealism and Hyperrealism.

The New Contemporary Art Movement has been largely self-sustained through a network of alternative cultural platforms, primarily outside of the mainstream and institutionally vetted art markets, including social media, blogs, zines, underground collectives, galleries, and urban and alternative spaces. Copro and Thinkspace galleries in Los Angeles are two of the movement’s most visible and active proponents, taking the work to art fairs, collaborating with galleries internationally, and opening institutional channels for its exhibition and appreciation. Boasting 400,000 followers through its various social media outlets, Thinkspace has helped to bring the work to a wider international audience. As the movement continues to expand on a global scale, its diversity, inclusivity, and vitality set it apart from more exclusionary art world models.

Co-founder and Curator of Thinkspace Gallery, Andrew Hosner, says, “Our plan is to continue to knock on the door of the establishment until more listen, more take notice, more start to add these artists to their permanent collections, and start to give the movement the attention it has earned and deserved.”

Juxtapozed, a show title drawn from the magazine of the same name in the imperative tense, celebrates the legacy made possible by Juxtapoz. The access the publication has facilitated since the early 90s to a widely cast variety of media and expressions has shaped the movement itself and preserved its continued relevance. Founded in San Francisco in 1994 by Robert Williams, Craig Stecyk, Greg Escalante, Eric Swenson and Fausto Vitello, Juxtapoz evolved from the intent to foster and support the art and culture of the underground. The magazine provided an alternative voice and narrative as a counterpart to the dominant New York-centric discourse of contemporary art and featured artists who straddled the boundaries between “high” and “low” culture. Aligning itself with the aesthetics of contemporary street culture, figurative art, California car culture, gig posters, tattoos, graphics, psychedelia, and comics, the publication became a conduit and forum for an entirely new generation of artists who were latching on to a populist visual vernacular.

Juxtapozed features an installation by Laurence Vallieres and murals by Cinta Vidal & Bumblebeelovesyou. The group exhibition features individual works by 48 New Contemporary artists, including 1010, Aaron Nagel, Alex Garant, Allison Sommers, Amy Sol, Bec Winnel, Benjamin Garcia, Brian M. Viveros, Chris Mars, Cinta Vidal, Craig ‘Skibs’ Barker, Daniel Bilodeau, David Rice, Derek Gores, Dulk, Erik Siador, Erika Sanada, Fernando Chamarelli, Frank Gonzales, Fuco Ueda, Ian Francis, Jeff Gilette, Joe Sorren, Joel, Daniel Phillips, Jolene Lai, Jon Swihart, Josh Keyes, Juan Travieso, Kazu, Kelly Vivanco, Kikyz1313, Lauren Brevner, Liz Brizzi, Mark Ryden, Martin Whatson, Martin Wittfooth, Mary Iverson, Mike
Davis, Meggs, Ron English, Sepe, Sergio Garcia, Shag, Shepard Fairey, Stephanie Buer, Telmo Miel, Travis Louie, Wiley Wallace, and Yosuke Ueno.

‘JUXTAPOZED’
Curated by Andrew and Shawn Hosner with Gary Pressman & Josef Zimmerman

Opening Reception:
Friday, April 21st 7-10PM

On View: April 22nd – July 9th, 2017

Taking Place At:
Fort Wayne Museum of Art
311 E. Main Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Featuring murals and installations from:
Meggs – Cinta Vidal – Icy and Sot – Laurence Vallieres

Alongside a group show featuring works from:
1010
Aaron Nagel
Alex Garant
Allison Sommers
Amy Sol
Bec Winnel
Benjamin Garcia
Brian Viveros
Chris Mars
Cinta Vidal
Craig ‘Skibs’ Barker
Daniel Bilodeau
David Rice
Derek Gores
Dulk
Erik Siador
Erika Sanada
Fernando Chamarelli
Frank Gonzales
Fuco Ueda
Ian Francis
Jason Seife
Jeff Gillette
Joe Sorren
Joel Daniel Phillips
Jolene Lai
Jon Swihart
Josh Keyes
Juan Travieso
Kazu
Kelly VIvanco
Kikyz1313
Lauren Brevner
Liz Brizzi
Mark Ryden
Martin Whatson
Martin Wittfooth
Mary Iverson
Meggs
Mike Davis
Ron English
Scott Listfield
Sepe
Sergio Garcia
Shag
Shepard Fairey
Stephanie Buer
Telmo Miel
Travis Louie
Wiley Wallace
Yosuke Ueno

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