‘The Whine Train’ from Jeremy Fish for RAD Napa curated by Thinkspace.
“This mural is dedicated to those whiny days we all have when the steam that really gets our train moving is from a belly full of boiling, bubbling emotion.” – Jeremy Fish
The Rail Arts District is coming alive with dozens of murals from internationally renowned artists over the coming years thanks to the generous support of The Wine Train and the Napa Valley Vine Trail.
Drew Merritt’s hyperreal rendering and darkly stylized painting aesthetic jump off the canvas and on to walls for his larger than life murals. Merritt creates compositions set against nondescript areas of negative space to direct focus on the image that is to, his ultimate aim, stir an emotional response. Tomorrow, Friday, May 25th is the last day to view Merritt’s “Slaying Idols,” gallery hours are noon to 6 pm.
Artist Dan Witz has put up pieces from his Is It SafeSanctuary series around the city as a part of the exhibition, and the infamous Stickman left his mark in numerous places around Detroit too.
However, the excitement continues inside the walls of Inner State Gallery as installations and murals are underway. Ghostbeard and Patchwhisky collaborate on a mural for LAX / DTW: DETROIT HUSTLE II, while Meggs constructs a massive installation with the help of Miya Tsukazaki.
Join us this Friday, June 30th from 6 pm to 10 pm for the opening of LAX / DTW: DETROIT HUSTLE II with work from featured artist James Bullough, the completed interior mural from Ghostbeard & Patchwhisky, and installations from Drew Leshko and Meggs, in addition to a group exhibition showcasing the work of over 70 inspiring artists in the New Contemporary art movement.
And don’t forget to take your time while heading to Inner State Gallery too, you don’t want to miss the exterior installations around Detroit by Dan Witz and Skewville.
On view June 30 through July 21
Inner State Gallery
1410 Gratiot Avenue
This past weekend Spanish artist Cinta Vidalcompleted her latest mural in the Napa Valley titled ‘Floating Napa’. This piece is the third mural in the Napa Valley area of Northern California for our curation of the RAD Napa project. Previous murals to infuse the valley with color were done by Felipe Pantoneand a collaborative mural byBezt of Etam Cru and Natalia Rak
Many thanks to the Napa Valley Wine Train for making this one possible.
Photos courtesy of our documentarian Birdman.
Stay tuned as the coming muralists for this summer will be announced soon!
Thinkspace Family member, Michael Reeder executed a new mural in Marina Del Rey on the side of our favorite frame shop in Los Angeles, the Sherman Gallery. The mural was produced by Thinkspace Gallery with special thanks to Graphaid for the hook up on supplies. To view more work by Michael Reed visit the Thinkspace Gallery website.