Last Days To View SANER’s “In A Dream (En un Sueño)” & NEXUS group exhibition at The Brand Library and Art Center

Today, Friday, January 6th and tomorrow, Saturday, January 7th are the last days to catch SANER’s In A Dream (En un Sueño) and the extensive group exhibition NEXUS at The Brand Library and Art Center. This must see show feature pieces by 64 New Contemporary artists alongside murals and installations by Bumblebeelovesyou, Cryptik, Drew Merritt, Kelly Vivanco, Lucien Shapiro and Yoskay Yamamoto.

The Brand Library and Art Center is a hidden Los Angeles treasure. 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.

1601 W. Mountain St., Glendale, CA 91201
Friday – Sunday  10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m

After a day at the Brand Library and Art Center, join us this Saturday night, January 7th for the opening of Stephanie Buer’s Uncommon Silence and So Youn Lee’s Limpid.

 

Thinkspace Family on Instagram : Brand Library & Art Center Edition

On Instagram, you will always find us posting sneak peeks, studio shots, and the work of our Thinkspace family from around the world. Follow the accounts of those artists and you’ll get a sneak peak into their lives and creative process. To continue our series, Thinkspace Family on Instagram, here are the accounts of a few of the artists who have installations at the Brand Library and Art Center.

Saner’s “In a Dream (En un Sueño) ” and the group exhibition NEXUS will both be on view at the Brand Library and Art Center now through January 6th.

The Instagram accounts below are in the following order; Saner, Cryptik, Drew Merritt, Lucien Shapiro, Bumblebeelovesyou.

My mural/ install for ‘NEXUS’ – curated by @thinkspace at the @brandlibrary || For this installation I recreated “Judith with the Head of Holofernes” which belonged to Mr. and Mrs. Brand and Was hanging in their living room on their estate which is now the Brand Library. Dr. Leavitt of the Pasadena Art Museum determined that the original painting hanging in the Library is a original hand oil painted copy made by one of the students of Cristofano Allori in the early 1600’s. The original is in the Pitti Palace in Florence. || I wanted to pay homage to not only Mr. & Mr. Brand, but also recreate one of my favorite subjects in art history. I wanted to portray Judith as the savior of the twelve tribes as it was done traditionally with her hand maiden, but also I wanted to put the representation of god represented by the fluorescent light and how modern society views religion. The cord running on the ground ( which people were tripping over all night as I intended ) was also a comment on society’s views of religion and art. I liked the idea of people not knowing if it’s art and if they could step on it or if it was just an extension cord. || this is A MURAL and is TEMPORARY. If you want to view it it’s only on exhibition for a short time and will get painted over. || Subjects: (Judith) @whosroxy (handmaiden) @ladyshark (Holofernes) Addison Fischer || • || #DrewMerritt #thinkspacegallery #thinkspacefamily #brandlibrary #brandlibraryandartcenter #glendale #art #newcontemporary #nexus #freeadmission #painting #mural #slayinggiants #slayingidols #slayingflies

A photo posted by D R E W (@drewmerritt) on

Damn 2016 all I can think about is bashing your skull in with light and happiness. What’s happening…. #urbanobsessor

A photo posted by lucienshapiro (@lucienshapiro) on

SANER featured on Mass Appeal

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Mass Appeal published a feature on SANER and his latest exhibition In a Dream (En un Sueño) at Brand Library & Art Center. Our opening reception for the exhibition was last Saturday, but the show is on view now until January 7th. The full article ‘MEXICAN ARTIST SANER BORROWS FROM THE PAST, PRESENT AND METAPHYSICAL FOR LATEST EXHIBIT‘ can be viewed on Mass Appeal’s website.

Often pegged to themes of duality – the wholly human and the divine, magic and fact, animal and human, the innocent and the knowing, the indigenous and the colonizing, SANER, who’s given name is Edgar Flores, uses the mask as his primary vessel for storytelling. He draws from the ancient tradition and metaphor of Nahuale animal masks, that tell of human beings believed to shape shift – spiritually or physically – and transform into animal form. – Mass Appeal

Nexus & SANER ‘In a Dream (En un Sueño)’ at the Brand Library & Art Center

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This past weekend our group exhibition Nexus and SANER’s solo exhibition ‘In a Dream (En un Sueño)’ at the Brand Library & Art Center. The opening saw over 2,00o attendees through the doors from young children to those in their golden years, everyone loved the exhibitions responding to the works with intrigue and astonishment. We want to thank the artists and the incredible staff at the Brand, who made the night possible. The opening had an incredible energy that will be carried through out the end of the year.

Be sure to check out ‘NEXUS’ featuring a 64 artist group show along with murals and installations from bumblebeelovesyou, Cryptic, Drew Merritt, Kelly Vivanco, Lucien Shapiro, and Yoskay Yamamoto, plus the solo exhibition from SANER in association with Fifty24MX.

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On view through January 7th at:
Brand Library & Art Center
1601 W. Mountain Street.
Glendale, CA 91201
*Mon – Thurs. 10am – 8pm & Fri – Sun 10am – 5pm*

 

New SANER Print Released at In a Dream (En un Sueño)

We’re excited to announce that we will be releasing a new print by SANER at the opening of SANER’s solo exhibition In a Dream (En un Sueño) in collaboration with Fifty24MX at the Brand Library & Art Center this Saturday. We will have a table set up near the front of the entrance for print and SANER enthusiasts to pick up a print at 6pm when doors open.  The Brand Library & Art Center is just one mile from the LA Zoo and we anticipate it will resemble our BEYOND EDEN events. This is one of the hottest shows to hit Los Angeles this year, do not miss this show!

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

 

saner-print

SANER
“Amantes”
Edition of 50
16×20 inches (40.6×50.8cm)
Fine art print on 290gsm paper
Signed and numbered by the artist
$150 each

Printed by Static Medium

 

New SANER Mural in Los Angeles

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In anticipation for his upcoming solo exhibition at the Brand Library & Art Center, Saner is creating a new mural at 8th and Central next to the Spice Bodega. For all those mural junkies, check out the new piece developing this week and Saner’s In a Dream (En un Sueño) solo exhibition opening this weekend.

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Lucien Shapiro Interview in American Art Collector

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We wanted to congratulate Los Angeles-based artist Lucien Shapiro on his recent interview in American Art Collector. Those who would like to read his full interview in the magazine can visit American Art Collectors website and to see Lucien’s work in person come to the opening of NEXUS this weekend. Lucien Shapiro will be exhibiting a brand new body of work based on the grey area which includes an installation and live performance at 8pm on Saturday, November 5th.

NEXUS’s opening reception is at the Brand Library & Art Center from 6 to 10pm and the exhibition runs through January 7th, 2017. Visit Thinkspace Gallery’s website for more information on the NEXUS group exhibition and Saner’s In A Dream (En Un Sueño) solo exhibition.

 

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