Cinta Vidal’s ‘Floating Napa’ Mural is the Third Completed in RAD Napa Series

This past weekend Spanish artist Cinta Vidal completed 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 Pantone and a collaborative mural by Bezt 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!

www.radnapa.org

New Michael Reeder Mural at Sherman Gallery

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.

Mural Line Up for Pow! Wow! Hawaii 2017

Pow Wow Hawaii 2017

We’re excited to share with you the official mural line up of  Pow! Wow! Hawaii 2017. The week of art and festivities kicks off on February 11th and runs till the 18th, artist and musicians will come together in the Kak’ako neighborhood to create all new murals and installations.

Pow! Wow! Hawaii’s block party runs concurrently alongside the Honolulu Night Market, an exhibition curated by Thinkspace at the Honolulu Museum of Art, a print show with Detroit-based 1xRun, artist talks, “Saving Banksy” documentary premiere, “Art to the Pitch” soccer tournaments, break dancing battles with UDEF, as well as a DIM MAK Anniversary Concert with Steve Aoki presented by Electric Palms and POW! WOW!.

POW! WOW! Hawaii 2017 Visiting Artist Roster
Careaux
Cinta Vidal
Dan Witz
Defer
The Draculas
Drew Merritt
Evoca
Glazed Paradise
James Jean
Joram Roukes
Kevin Lyons
Maya Hayuk
Michelle Tangua
Jago
Oakoak
OG Slick
Ouizi
PichiAvo
Shok-1
Tara McPherson
Tavar Zawacki (Above)
Telmo Miel
Woes

POW! WOW! Hawaii 2017 Local Artists
Beak
Ckaweeks
Dak1ne
Devour
Gavin Murai
Hoven
Jasper Wong
Jeffrey Gress
Kai Kaulukukui
Kamea Hadar
Kaplan Bunce
Katch
Lucky Olelo
Maek
Mason Rose

Thinkspace Gallery Curating Murals for Rail Arts District (RAD) Napa

The Napa Valley Vine Trail, Napa Valley Wine Train and members of Napa’s local arts community have partnered to create the first art district in the Napa Valley, designated as the Rail Arts District (RAD) Napa.

RAD Napa will transform the existing Cross-Town Commuter Path into a cultural corridor providing an experiential and educational trail celebrating our beautiful Napa Valley.  This will be accomplished by applying murals to the backs of buildings, installing sculptures, fence art, landscaping, gateway features, and more!

Thinkspace is honored to be the curator for the mural portion of this amazing project. This will be an ongoing, multi-year project spanning dozens of walls and featuring some of the biggest names in muralism.

Kicking things off this Thursday will be Bezt of Etam Cru in collaboration with Natalia Rak – both artists arrive in from Poland tomorrow afternoon and we can’t wait to watch them work their magic up in Napa Valley.

Recent mural by Betz

The wall in Napa being buffed for Betz

Coming up in March will be Felipe Pantone from Argentina, followed by Cinta Vidal in April. More projects currently in the works. Plans are to have 6-8 walls created annually. We will have Birdman on scene documenting all the goodness, so we will be sure to share some progress later this week.

www.radnapa.org

Making The Mural : Sandra Chevrier

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Sandra Chevrier’s first mural in the United States can now be spotted in Los Angeles on the corner of Vermont and 25th. The mural was co-produced by Branded Arts and we have some awesome progress shots of Sandra making the mural courtesy of Birdman Photography.

Make sure to stop by Thinkspace Gallery now through November 5th for Sandra Chevrier’s latest exhibition, The Cages; and the Reading Rooms of their Lives .

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Sandra Chevrier’s First Mural in the United States

A new Sandra Chevrier mural can be spotted in Los Angeles on the corner of Vermont and 25th. This is Sandra’s first mural in the United States and we have to give props to Branded Arts for co-producing this gem with us. Make sure to come by the opening of Sandra’s latest exhibition, The Cages; and the Reading Rooms of their Lives at Thinkspace Gallery this Saturday from 6-9pm.

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Special Event Coming Up This November at The Brand Library & Art Center

Saner Nexus Postcard

SANER
‘In A Dream (En Un Sueno)’

‘NEXUS’
Group show featuring murals, installations and more

NEXUS

Thinkspace Presents:

SANER
In a Dream (En un Sueño)

Solo exhibition featuring new works and a mural installation
-In collaboration with Fifty24MX-

~ Showing in tandem with ~

NEXUS
Group show curated by Thinkspace

Opening Reception:
Saturday, November 5th 6-10PM

*Featuring a live performance from Lucien Shapiro at 8PM*

FREE and open to all // reception will feature DJs, cash bars, and food trucks

Taking Place At:
Brand Library & Art Center
1601 W. Mountain Street
Glendale, California 91201

Brand Library & Art Center

Murals & installations from: 

Cryptik / Bumblebeelovesyou / Yoskay Yamamoto / Kelly Vivanco / Drew Merritt / Lucien Shapiro

Group show featuring works from: 

Adam Caldwell
Alex Garant
Alex Yanes
Amanda Marie
Benjamin Garcia
Brett Amory
C215
Carl Cashman
Chie Yoshii
Cinta Vidal
Craig ‘Skibs’ Barker
Dan Lydersen
Dan-ah Kim
Daniel Bilodeau
Derek Gores
Dulk
Erik Siador
Erika Sanada
Fernando Chamarelli
Fintan Magee
Frank Gonzales
Germs
Glennray Tutor
Henrik Aa. Uldalen
Icy and Sot
Jaime Molina
James Bullough
James Reka
Jana & JS
Jeremy Hush
Josie Morway
Juan Travieso
Kelly Vivanco
Kyle Stewart
Linnea Strid
Liz Brizzi
Low Bros
Luke O’Sullivan
Mario Belem
Mark Dean Veca
Martin Whatson
Mary Iverson
Matt Linares
Matt Small
Matthew Grabelsky
Michael Reeder
Mike Egan
Molly Gruninger
Nosego
Pam Glew
Scott Radke
Sean Norvet
Sergio Garcia
Telmo Miel
Tony Philipppou
Troy Lovegates
Wiley Wallace
X-O
Yosuke Ueno

Thinkspace is pleased to present two concurrent exhibitions at Glendale’s Brand Library & Art Center, opening November 5, 2016. Nexus, a group exhibition curated by the gallery, will feature pieces by 64 New Contemporary artists alongside murals and installations by Bumblebeelovesyou, Cryptik, Drew Merritt, Kelly Vivanco, Lucien Shapiro and Yoskay Yamamoto. In a Dream (En un Sueño), presented in collaboration with Mexico’s Fifty24MX Gallery,will feature new works and a mural installation by Mexican artist and muralist Edgar Flores (SANER).

In a Dream (En un Sueño)
Edgar Flores (SANER) is based in Mexico City and creates vibrant works that combine contemporary images with references to Mexican, Mayan, and Aztec iconography and folklore. Combining the new with the ancient, SANER explores his cultural heritage visually as a way to reinterpret and navigate the conflicts and politics of the modern world. Questioning the violence and injustice that permeate widely accepted societal mores, SANER’s surreal works are humorous, dark, beautiful and at times haunting. A recurring theme throughout the artist’s paintings, drawings, and murals are the use of Nahuale animal masks, a demonic trickster figure in Mexican mythology, human by day and animal by night. Each assumed identity hides behind that of its counterpart – an ancient metaphor for duplicity that resonates still.

SANER’s characters are sightless, depicted without eyes and concealed behind masks, a symbolic reminder of the persistence of human blindness. The unification of the human and animal worlds, albeit intentionally imperfect and at times jarring in the works, questions the imbalance of our own. SANER exposes our estrangement from nature and the excesses of urban expansion and development by invoking the mysticism of this ancient past. Inspired by the powerful legacy of Mexican political muralists, SANERbegan his work as a graffiti artist in the late 90s. He went on to study graphic design, and in 2004 received a degree from the Universidad Autónoma de México. SANER continues to create public murals all over the world and has exhibited in Barcelona, Berlin, Denver, London, Los Angeles, New York, and Mexico City.

NEXUS
Presented in tandem with In a Dream (En un Sueño), is Nexus, an exhibition featuring works by an extensive group of artists belonging to the New Contemporary Art Movement. Nexus will offer a curated cross-section of its vital and diverse scene. As exciting as it is varied, its artists create work grounded in the representational, figurative, pop cultural, and referential. The movement is about art that speaks directly and relevantly, grounded by social rather than academic interests.

Nexus will feature installations and murals by Bumblebeelovesyou, Cryptik, Drew Merritt, Kelly Vivanco, Lucien Shapiro and Yoskay Yamamoto, and works by Adam Caldwell, Alex Grant, Alex Yanes, Amanda Marie, Benjamin Garcia, Brett Amory, C215, Carl Cashman, Chie Yoshii, Cinta Vidal, Craig ‘Skibs’ Barker, Dan Lydersen, Dan-ah Kim,Daniel Bilodeau, Derek Gores, Drew Leshko, Drew Merritt, Dulk, Erik Siador, Erika Sanada, Fernando Chamarelli, Fintan Magee, Frank Gonzales, Germs, Glennray Tutor, Henrik Aa. Uldalen, Icy and Sot, Jaime Molina, James Bullough, James Reka, Jana & JS, Jeremy Hush, Josie Morway, Juan Travieso, Kelly Vivanco, Kyle Stewart, Linnea Strid, Liz Brizzi, Low Bros, Luke O’Sullivan, Mario Belem, Mark Dean Veca, Martin Whatson, Mary Iverson, Matt Linares, Matt Small, Matthew Grabelsky, Michael Reeder, Mike Egan, Molly Gruninger, Nosego, Pam Glew, Scott Radke, Sean Norvet, Sergio Garcia, Telmo Miel, Tony Philipppou, Troy Lovegates, Wiley Wallace, X-O, and Yosuke Ueno.

An exciting pair of special projects, Thinkspace is pleased to curate the phenomenal spaces of the Brand Library Art Galleries for the first time. The 3,200 square foot venue consists of a primary exhibition space, a 2,800 square foot Skylight Gallery, and an auxiliary space, the Atrium Gallery, 500 square feet overlooking their courtyard.

In a Dream (En un Sueño) and Nexus are on view through January 7, 2017.