‘UNITED > DIVIDED’ the interactive installation by David ‘Meggs’ Hooke & Miya Tsukazaki – Temple Children

David ‘Meggs’ Hooke and Miya Tsukazaki (together Temple Children) created the evolving and interactive installation ‘UNITED > DIVIDED’ currently on view for Thinkspace curated exhibition,  ‘LAX/DTW: Detroit Hustle II’ at Inner State Gallery now through August 26th.

The immersive installation is a 270 -degree experience created as a three-phase progression, the initial phased marked as the “Divided.” Together Children invited friends, artists, and the public to participate in the artwork’s evolution, painting colorful peace signs and positive messages over the floor on one-half of the ‘X’ (a symbol for division).

In the artists’ words,
“The intention was to create a genuine experience of people working together to celebrate shared creativity, positivity, and sense of community. “A seemingly small gesture of inviting people into our home studio to paint on the floor side-by-side was a humbling experience overflowing with positive energy,” they said.
The ‘Greater Than’ ( > ) phase emerged as a result of the public’s involvement, and in the week that followed, MEGGS and Miya transitioned the installation into its final phase, ‘Unified.’ The resulting colorful peace sign leans on its side, a dual expression of the planet’s wavering environmental state and hope for a resurgence of solidarity. They installed living plants and flowers sourced from Eastern Market, creating a juxtaposition of Detroit’s discarded layers and Mother Nature’s revival.

The underlying inspiration for the artwork was their reaction to President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement and was motivated to highlight what human beings are capable of through unification, continued proactivity, and perseverance from the community level up.”

“The fight against catastrophic climate change begins and ends with us, and we must take responsibility for our own carbon footprints in the name of Mother Earth,” says MEGGS.

‘UNITED > DIVIDED’  was created in MEGGS’ & Miya’s home studio from approximately 90% repurposed and natural materials that the two began collecting in the fall of 2014.

 

For more information on ‘LAX/DTW: Detroit Hustle II’ and Meggs visit the Thinkspace Gallery website.

Meggs’s Mural Progress at MOAH for ‘The New Vanguard’

Meggs Mural The New Vangaurd

The artists have been hard at work creating their mural installations at the Lancaster Museum of Art and History for “The New Vanguard” presented by Thinkspace Gallery. Artist Meggs, who created a solo presentation for 2015’s Beyond Eden, sent us a few shots of his mural in progress.

The New Vanguard” opens Saturday, August 13th with a special VIP night Friday, August 12th.  Visit the Lancaster MOAH website for all the details.

Meggs Mural New Vanguard

 

The New Vangaurd at MOAH

The New Vangaurd

Thinkspace x Lancaster Museum of Art and History present ‘The New Vanguard’

On view August 13th – October 30th, 2016

Opening Reception: Saturday, August 13th at MOAH

Murals and installations in the museum:
Alex Yanes
Bumblebeelovesyou
Meggs

In the ‘Vault Gallery’:
‘Once An Astronaut’ from Scott Listfield

‘The New Vanguard’ in the ‘South Gallery’ – curated by Thinkspace:

Aaron Li-Hill
Adam Caldwell
Alex Garant
Alex Yanes
Amandalynn
Amy Sol
Benjamin Garcia
Brett Amory
Brian Viveros
C215
Carl Cashman
Casey Weldon
Chie Yoshii
Cinta Vidal
Craig ‘Skibs’ Barker
Cryptik
Dan Lydersen
Dan-ah Kim
Derek Gores
Dulk
Erik Siador
Felipe Pantone
Fernando Chamarelli
Glennray Tutor
Henrik Aa. Uldalen
Icy and Sot
Jacub Gagnon
Jaime Molina
James Reka
Jana & JS
Jean Labourdette (aka Turf One)
Jeremy Hush
Joel Daniel Phillips
Josie Morway
Juan Travieso
Kyle Stewart
Linnea Strid
Lisa Ericson
Low Bros
Lunar New Year
Mando Marie
Marco Mazzoni
Mark Dean Veca
Mark Warren Jacques
Martin Whatson
Mary Iverson
Matt Linares
Matthew Grabelsky
Meggs
Mike Egan
Nosego
Pam Glew
Ricky Lee Gordon
Scott Radke
Sean Norvet
Tony Philipppou
Wiley Wallace
X-O
Yosuke Ueno

Taking place in tandem with ‘POW! WOW! Antelope Valley’ featuring:
Amandalynn
Andrew Schoultz
Bumblebeelovesyou
David Flores
Hueman
Julius Eastman
Kris Holladay
Mando Marie
Mark Dean Veca
Meggs
Michael Jones

For tickets and more, please check out www.lancastermoah.org

Lancaster Museum of Art and History
665 W. Lancaster Blvd.
Lancaster, CA 93534

Beyond Eden Recap Part II

Beyond Eden October 3

The fifth and final edition of Beyond Eden was once again hosted by the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park on October 3rd and 4th. Beyond Eden is a multi-gallery event celebrating the New Contemporary art movement in Los Angeles put together by Andrew Hosner (co-owner / curator at Thinkspace) and made possible by the City Of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.

Beyond Eden 2015 showcased the works of five of California’s finest New Contemporary art galleries including C.A.V.E. Gallery (Venice, CA), Copro Gallery (Santa Monica, CA), Spoke Art (San Francisco, CA), Hashimoto Contemporary (San Francisco, CA) and event organizers Thinkspace (Culver City, CA).

Find even more coverage of Beyond Eden on Arrested Motion.

Beyond Eden October 3

Beyond Eden October 3

Beyond Eden October 3

Beyond Eden October 3

Beyond Eden October 3

Beyond Eden October 3

Beyond Eden October 3

Beyond Eden October 3

Beyond Eden October 3

Beyond Eden October 3

Beyond Eden October 3

Beyond Eden October 3

Beyond Eden October 3

Beyond Eden October 3

Beyond Eden October 3

Beyond Eden October 3

Beyond Eden October 3

Beyond Eden October 3

Beyond Eden October 3

Beyond Eden October 3

Beyond Eden October 3

The fifth and final edition of Beyond Eden was once again hosted by the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park on October 3rd and 4th.

Beyond Eden October 3

Beyond Eden October 3

Beyond Eden October 3

Beyond Eden October 3

Beyond Eden October 3

Beyond Eden October 3

Beyond Eden October 3

Beyond Eden Recap Part I

Beyond Eden Entrance

The fifth and final edition of Beyond Eden was once again hosted by the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park on October 3rd and 4th. Beyond Eden is a multi-gallery event celebrating the New Contemporary art movement in Los Angeles put together by Andrew Hosner (co-owner / curator at Thinkspace) and made possible by the City Of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.

Beyond Eden 2015 showcased the works of five of California’s finest New Contemporary art galleries including C.A.V.E. Gallery (Venice, CA), Copro Gallery (Santa Monica, CA), Spoke Art (San Francisco, CA), Hashimoto Contemporary (San Francisco, CA) and event organizers Thinkspace (Culver City, CA).

Find even more coverage of Beyond Eden on Hi-Fructose.com

Beyond Eden Gallery

Beyond Eden Gallery

Beyond Eden Gallery

Beyond Eden Gallery

Beyond Eden Gallery

Beyond Eden Gallery

Beyond Eden Gallery

Craig Skibs Barker Beyond Eden Gallery

Craig Skibs Barker Beyond Eden

Meggs Beyond Eden Paving Pavement

Meggs Beyond Eden Paving Pavemen

Meggs Beyond Eden Paving Pavemen

Meggs Beyond Eden Paving Pavemen

Meggs Beyond Eden Paving Pavemen

Meggs Beyond Eden Paving Pavemen

Meggs Beyond Eden Paving Pavemen

Meggs Beyond Eden Paving Pavemen

Mear One Beyond Eden

Beyond Eden Gallery

Beyond Eden Gallery

Beyond Eden Gallery

Mear One

Mear One

Meggs Beyond Eden

Meggs Beyond Eden

Craig Skibs Parker Beyond Eden

Craig Skibs Barker Beyond Eden

Meggs Studio Visit for ‘Paving Paradise’ at Beyond Eden

Meggs Paving Paradise

We stopped by Meggs’s Venice studio to check up on the finishing touches to his solo exhibition ‘Paving Paradise‘ at Beyond Eden opening this weekend. A multi-gallery event celebrating the New Contemporary Art Movement, Beyond Eden in it’s fifth and final edition will be at LAMAG October 3rd and 4th. Saturday’s hours for Beyond Eden will be 6pm-11pm and Sunday noon to 5pm; admission is $5 at the door.

The artwork in this show plays on the same irony and notion of tragedy. Consumerism, materialism, and over-development of the urban landscape are rapidly devastating the same natural resources and beauty we conceive as ‘Paradise’ — a utopian place where its community can live in peace, resources are sustainable, and we can equally appreciate the natural and social environment we live in.

Meggs Beyond Eden PP

Meggs Beyond Eden PP

Meggs Beyond Eden PP

Meggs Beyond Eden PP

Meggs Beyond Eden PP

Meggs PP Beyond Eden

Meggs PP Beyond Eden

Meggs PP Beyond Eden

Meggs PP Beyond Eden

please note there will not be an ATM at the gallery

Spot Thinkspace Artists at Murals in the Market presented by 1XRun

1xrun murals in the market

Our friends in Detroit, 1xRun/Inner State Gallery, are coordinating a fantastic mural project in Detroit’s Eastern Market district, Murals in the Market. Thinkspace artists Meggs has already completed his mural for the project and Nosego, who’s new work is currently on view in our main room, will be creating a mural later this year. Please visit 1xRun’s website for more details on Murals in the Market, this is a must participate month long event.

“September of 2015 will be a month to remember as Detroit’s Historic Eastern Market District will be the epicenter of the burgeoning public art movement.” – 1xRun

meggs and flowers