Matthew Grabelsky Creates the Cover Art for Moby’s New Album “Everything Was Beautiful, And Nothing Hurt”

We’re so excited to share the announcement for Moby’s new album,  Everything Was Beautiful, And Nothing Hurt because Thinkspace Family artist Matthew Grabelsky was commissioned to do the album art. The new album from Moby features on the cover Grabelsky’s signature father and child on the subway composition, with the title of the album, reflected on the book the young calf is reading.

Visit Rolling Stone’s website for the full album announcement, and the Thinkspace Projects to view more works by Matthew Grabelsky.

Last year, Thinkspace Family artist Kevin Peterson was the album artist for Red Hot Chili Peppers Getaway. 

Music and art, they go together like the sun and the moon.

 

 

Opening Reception of “LAX / JFK” at Spoke Art NYC

Thinkspace Project’s presented back to back shows at Spoke Art NYC this fall, with the opening of Bezt’s Beautiful Mess last month and then LAX / JFK this month. We loved working with our friends at Spoke Art NYC on the eleventh iteration of Thinkspace Projects traveling series bringing unique focus on the New Contemporary Art Movement.

LAX / JFK featured a mini solo exhibition by Matthew Grabelsky and showcased
over 50 new works from some of the top artists working in the New
Contemporary Movement.

Please visit Spoke Art NYC website to view all available work from the exhibition.

Photos courtesy of Lanee Bird

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SPOKE NYC & THINKSPACE GALLERY PRESENT LAX/JFK

 

LAX/JFK
a 40+ artist group show curated by Thinkspace
Opening Reception: November 11th, 6 – 9pm
On view: November 11th – 26th, 2017

SPOKE NYC is pleased to present LAX/JFK, a group exhibition curated by Los Angeles-based gallery, Thinkspace. This comprehensive exhibition is Thinkspace’s eleventh iteration of its widely respected traveling series, which will bring Thinkspace’s unique focus on the New Contemporary Art Movement to New York City.

Featuring over forty artists, LAX/JFK will include a mini solo exhibition by Matthew Grabelsky, comprised of 8 new oil paintings from his subway series as well as a new limited edition print. The exhibition will showcase over 50 new works from some of the top artists working in the New Contemporary Movement.

“With roots firmly planted in illustration, pop culture, comics, street art and graffiti, put quite simply the New Contemporary Art Movement is art for the people,” Thinkspace co-founder Andrew Hosner has stated.

Please join us Saturday, November 11th from 6 – 9 pm for the opening reception of LAX/JFK. Complimentary beverages will be served and some of the artists will be in attendance. For more information or additional images, please email us at nyc@spoke-art.com.

Participating Artists Include:
Abigail Goldman | Alvaro Naddeo | Anthony Ausgang | Ben Frost
Bob Dob (collaboration with Greg ‘Craola’ Simkins | Carl Cashman | Carlos Ramirez
Christopher Konecki | Collin van der Slujis | Derek Gores | Drew Merritt | Ekundayo
Erica Rose Levine | Evoca | Frank Gonzales | Jacub Gagnon | Jason Seife | Jaune
Joram Roukes | Jose Mertz | Joseph Martinez | Juan Travieso | Kaili Smith | Ken Flewellyn Kisung Koh | Mari Inukai | Martin Whatson | Matthew Crumpton | Matthew Grabelsky
Mwanel Pierre-Louis | Nosego | OakOak | Oneq | Sean Mahan | Sebastian Wahl
Seth Armstrong | Slinkachu | Snik | Stikman | Super A | Syd Bee

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WHAT : LAX/JFK – a 40+ artist group show curated by Thinkspace Gallery

WHEN : Opening Reception: November 11th, 6 – 9 pm / On view: November 11th – 26th, 2017

WHERE : SPOKE NYC – 210 Rivington Street NYC 10002
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ABOUT THE GALLERY | SPOKE NYC + SF

SPOKE is an art space specializing in new contemporary painting, sculpture and illustration with an emphasis in accessible programming. Started in 2010, the gallery now houses two locations, one in San Francisco’s Lower Nob Hill neighborhood and one in New York City’s Lower East Side. Each space rotates monthly exhibits that feature a wide variety of solo and group shows, many of which feature an international roster of represented artists.
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ABOUT THE GALLERY | THINKSPACE

Founded in Los Angeles in 2005, and located in the Culver City art district since 2009, Thinkspace was established with a commitment to the promotion and dissemination of young and emerging art. The gallery is a catalytic conduit for the emerging New Contemporary art scene, and is dedicated to the exposure of its tenets and its artists. As a haven for talent, and a venue founded in passion, conviction, and community, the gallery’s mandate is rooted in projections for its future longevity.
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Matthew Grabelsky Interviewed on the PO SHO

Matthew Grabelsky

Last month’s project room artist, Matthew Grabelsky was recently interviewed on hybrid podcast/web series the PO SHO to discuss his work and other fun topics. View the full interview in the YouTube video below and check out available works from Grabelsky over on the Thinkspace website here.

New Print from Matthew Grabelsky’s Underground Exhibition

Matthew Grabelsky’s Underground exhibition received a great response and we’re thrilled to release our first print with the artist. This foxy print 18 x18 inch print “Franklin Street” is now available on thinkspaceprints.com as an edition of 30. Each giclee print is on archival cotton rag paper and signed by the artist. Unfortunately, if you were not able to make it the opening and view Grabelskys full body of work please visit our recap of the opening reception and the Thinkspace Gallery website.

Matthew Grabelsky Print

Grabelsky’s works depict couples on subways, often nonchalantly reading magazines or newspapers, but the male figures in these dyads are strange, quasi-mythological human hybrids with animal heads. Deer, bears, elephants, tigers, and everything in between, make a suited appearance in rush hour. By contrasting the platitudes of the day-to-day with the presence of the extraordinary and unlikely, Grabelsky stages the unexpected within the most unassuming of circumstances.

 

Matthew Grabelsky Interview on PROHBTD

PROHBTD Grabelsky

Culture website PROHBTD interviewed artist Matthew Grabelsky to discuss his current exhibition “Underground” now on view in the Thinkspace Gallery project room. Please visit PROHBTD’s  website to read Grabelsky’s full interview.

Your characters are placed in everyday situations like riding the subway. Do the characters simply add surrealism, or do any of them reflect animal-like passengers you encountered on the subway?

My central concept is that everyone has a hidden aspect of their mind that can be revealed with an animal hybridization. However, there are certainly many times when I’ve been on the subway and have seen people who are practically fantastical creatures in their own right.  For anyone who has spent time on the subway in New York, the animal characters in my paintings are not that much of a jump from what you see there every day.

Don’t forget to check out our own interview with Matthew Grabelsky!

Kwon Kyung-yup “Melancholia” and Matthew Grabelsky “Underground” Opening Reception Recap

Kwon Opening Reception

New York meets Korea in our latest exhibition with artists Kwon Kyung-yup and Matthew Grabelsky.  Kwon’s “Melancholia” took over Thinkspace Gallery’s main room creating a beautiful stillness to absorb and take in her latest body of work. In the project room Grabelsky’s “Underground” brought the bustling stories that exist within (what at times is) the most mundane moments, riding public transit. Both exhibitions are on view through May 21st, the juxtaposition of their stories to be experienced in person. Please visit the Thinkspace Gallery website to view all available works from Underground and Melancholia.

Kwon Kyung-yup "Melancholia" Opening Reception

Matthew Grabelsky "Underground" Opening Reception

Kwon Kyung-yup "Melancholia" Opening Reception

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Kwon Kyung-yup "Melancholia" Opening Reception

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Kwon Kyung-yup "Melancholia" Opening Reception

Kwon Kyung-yup "Melancholia" Opening Reception

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Matthew Grabelsky "Underground" Opening Reception

Matthew Grabelsky "Underground" Opening Reception

Matthew Grabelsky "Underground" Opening Reception

Matthew Grabelsky "Underground" Opening Reception

Matthew Grabelsky "Underground" Opening Reception

Matthew Grabelsky "Underground" Opening Reception

Matthew Grabelsky "Underground" Opening Reception

Matthew Grabelsky "Underground" Opening Reception

Matthew Grabelsky "Underground" Opening Reception

Matthew Grabelsky "Underground" Opening Reception

Matthew Grabelsky "Underground" Opening Reception

Matthew Grabelsky "Underground" Opening Reception

Matthew Grabelsky "Underground" Opening Reception

Matthew Grabelsky "Underground" Opening Reception

Matthew Grabelsky "Underground" Opening Reception

Matthew Grabelsky "Underground" Opening Reception

Kwon Kyung-yup "Melancholia" Opening Reception

Kwon Kyung-yup "Melancholia" Opening Reception

Kwon Kyung-yup "Melancholia" Opening Reception

Kwon Kyung-yup "Melancholia" Opening Reception

Kwon Kyung-yup "Melancholia" Opening Reception

Kwon Kyung-yup "Melancholia" Opening Reception

Kwon Kyung-yup "Melancholia" Opening Reception

Opening reception photos courtesy of Bryan “Birdman” Mier.