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.

The Summer of Telmo Miel

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Prolific artistic duo Telmo Miel has had a busy summer! They kicked off their season of murals at POW! WOW! Long Beach in conjunction with their piece for “Vitality in Verve in the Third Dimension” at the Long Beach Museum of Art. Before heading back over the Atlantic, Telmo Miel painted another fantastic mural piece at the Fullerton Museum Center for their mini exhibition “Lost and Not Found”. Once back in Europe, they hopped from country to country creating new pieces in 4 different countries from Italy to Norway. Absolutely killing it with 7 murals in 3 months, and  we don’t anticipate them slowing down.

Make sure to catch Telmo Miel’s exhibition “Lost and Not Found” at the Fullerton Museum Center in the Foyer Gallery before it closes next Saturday, September 24th.  Please visit the Thinkspace Gallery website from more information on Telmo Miel and view all available work from the artists here. Now let’s scroll through their amazing pieces; title and location is above the photos.

“Far From Tired” – Long Beach, CA | Pow! Wow! Long Beach

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“Strange to Us, Normal To Others” – Long Beach, CA | Vitality & Verve : In The Third Dimension 

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“KU” – Norway |UGANGprosjektet

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‘Når jeg blir Stor’ (When I Grow Up) – Drammen, Norway | UGANGprosjektet

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“Proud Parronts” – Refugee Camp in Dortmund, Germany | 44309 Street Art Gallery

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“Eleventeen” – Pertuis, France | ArtWork Festival

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 “Half Way Here” – Civitanova, Italy | Anime De Strada

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“Rarely Tidy” – Fullerton, CA | Fullerton Museum Center

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LAX/ ORD OPENING RECAP

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We wanted to send a big thank you out to everyone who came by the opening of LAX/ORD at Vertical Gallery last Saturday, September 3rd.  For all those in Chicago, there is still another week to catch the show in person before it ends September 24th. We had a great time exploring the city in addition to watching murals by Ghostbeard and Patch Whiskey come to fruition. To see all available work through Vertical Gallery you can visit the following link : http://verticalgallery.com/collections/lax-ord-group-show

Also, please visit Flagged Wonders website for an excellent recap of the show and even more photos!

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Murals by Ghostbeard and Patch Whiskey 

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A Look Into “The New Vanguard” at the Lancaster Museum of Art and History

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“The New Vanguard” opened at the Lancaster Museum of Art and History in tandem with POW! WOW! Antelope Valley to a vibrant reception on August 12th. The exhibition features over 55 artists from the new contemporary movement with a solo presentation by Scott Listfield in the Vault Gallery, and site-specific murals and installations created by Alex Yanes, Bumblebeelovesyou, Meggs, and Yoskay Yamamoto.  We’re thrilled to have been welcomed into the walls of the MOAH and are excited for the future of the new contemporary movement. Please visit the Thinkspace Gallery website for more information on the exhibition and to view available works.

“The New Vanguard” and POW! WOW! Antelope Valley murals can be viewed now through October 30th.

The Lancaster Museum of Art and History is dedicated to strengthening awareness, enhancing accessibility and igniting the appreciation of art, history and culture in the Antelope Valley through dynamic exhibitions, innovative educational programs, creative community engagement and a vibrant collection that celebrates the richness of the region.

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Arrested Motion Recap of POW! WOW! Antelope Valley

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Our friends over at Arrested Motion are on top of it and posted a recap of Pow! Wow! Antelope Valley.

Visit Arrested Motion’s website for more photos.

Held in conjunction with The New Vanguard at MOAH was the latest iteration of the POW! WOW! series of street art festivals. POW! WOW! Antelope Valley featured murals from Amandalynn, Andrew Schoultz, David Flores, Bumblebeelovesyou, Yoskay Yamamoto (seen above), Julius Eastman, Kris Holladay, Lady Echo, Mark Dean Veca, MEGGS, MOUF and Michael Jones – Arrested Motion

 

POW! WOW! Antelope Valley Map to Murals

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If you’ve been following our Snapchat and Instagram account, you’re well aware of how hard the artists and we’ve been working towards this weekend’s opening of “The New Vanguard” at the Lancaster Museum of Art and History. Opening in tandem with this year’s POW! WOW! Antelope Valley, the murals around town are as captivating as the work inside the museum walls.

Click the link below for a printable map of all the POW! WOW! Antelope Valley mural locations and we’ll see you this weekend!

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Yoskay Yamamoto (@yoskayyamamoto) at work on his mural for POW! WOW! Antelope Valley in Lancaster, CA. • Mural fest will run through August 14 and coincides with #TheNewVanguard exhibition curated by Thinkspace at the MOAH that opens to the public this Saturday, August 13 with a big block party from 4-8PM, that will also serve as the culmination of POW! WOW! and a great chance for all to check out the completed murals around town. • @thinkspace_art is proud to be a sponsor alongside @rvca @montanacans @montanacans_usa @flexfit @1xrun @monsterenergy @moahlancaster @powwowworldwide @spratx • #powwowav #powwowworldwide #thinkspacegallery #thinkspacefamily #moahlancaster #wip #mural #YoskayYamamoto // pic by @halopigg

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Andrew Schoultz (@aschoultz) showing off in front of his complete mural for POW! WOW! Antelope Valley in Lancaster, CA. • Mural fest will run through August 14 and coincides with #TheNewVanguard exhibition curated by Thinkspace at the MOAH that opens to the public on Saturday, August 13 with a big block party from 4-8PM, that will also serve as the culmination of POW! WOW! and a great chance for all to check out the completed murals around town. • @thinkspace_art is proud to be a sponsor alongside @rvca @montanacans @montanacans_usa @flexfit @1xrun @monsterenergy @moahlancaster @powwowworldwide @spratx • #powwowav #powwowworldwide #thinkspacegallery #thinkspacefamily #moahlancaster #mural #andrewschoultz // photo by @halopigg

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

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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.

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