Studio Visit with Seth Armstrong for “Pretty Deep Shit”

Seth Armstrong’s paintings self-consciously capture a sense of looking, arresting moments with cinematic detail and voyeuristic curiosity. Varying in scale, the paintings offer views that are alternately intimate and vast, moving expertly between the monumental and the minute. Laden with detail and suggestion, each piece offers a moment in the trajectory of a larger narrative, and the viewer is compelled to realign the fractures of these inconclusive moments. Hanging the works on suggestion rather than on the overt, Armstrong builds tension and excitement in every painting with the possibility and expectation of action.

Very excited to share this new body of work with you all soon. Stay tuned for more sneak peeks and details as we grow closer to the show.

Pretty Deep Shit opening at Thinkspace Gallery, April 29th.

A Peak into Audrey Kawasaki’s Studio for ‘Interlude’ Coming in November

One of our most anticipated shows of the season, Audrey Kawasaki’s Interlude, is only a month away! Kawasaki’s stunning work continues to grow with her ethereal girls and dreamy layers. Fortunately, we have a taste of the upcoming show and a peak into her studio courtesy of photographer Jordana Sheara.

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The opening reception for Interlude is Saturday, November 12th from 6 to 9pm.

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

Bumblebeelovesyou Studio Visit

Bumblebeelovesyou Studio Visit - pink piece

We are here to bring you a Bumblebeelovesyou studio visit as we are all artistic voyeurs. His studio is a creative explosion of spray paint and the remnants of stencils extracted from a sharp exacto knife hang on the walls.  Bringing his colorful and nostalgia filled art work indoors to our project room June 20, the opening reception will be filled with surprises. Please join us next Saturday from 6-9pm for #WhereWeBeelong.

Nonetheless, his works manage to convey a feeling of incorruptible buoyancy; a remembrance of light in the midst of unavoidable darkness. With an investment and awareness for social and environmental themes, his images remind us of the invaluable gift of beginnings, and the shared responsibility of ensuring continuity.

Bumblebeeloveyou Studio Visit III

Bumblebeelovesyou Spray Paint Box

Bumblebeelovesyou Studio II

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Matt Doust studio visit

Recently headed downtown to catch up with artist Matt Doust and check out some of his new works coming to life. We just debuted Doust’s work at the Affordable Art Fair this past January and received a huge reaction, selling both of his new works for the fair almost immediately.

Matt Doust was born in 1984 in Santa Monica, California. He grew up in Perth, Australia. In July 2011, he moved back to Los Angeles where he now lives and works.

Doust was named a finalist in 2011 for Australia’s prestigious Archibald Prize.

Check out some add’l works from Doust here:
http://tinyurl.com/7yd3u24

Look for new work from Matt Doust to be profiled in our upcoming Picks of the Harvest 2012 (March), Synergy (May in SF) and Wild At Heart (May) group shows in the year ahead with a major 2-person exhibition to follow in 2013.

Hi-Fructose visit the studio of Esao Andrews

“‘Nowhere’ bears the signature technique of Andrews’ oeuvre and the work marvelously blends innocent creatures such as a long eared hare and thin adolescents with a lurking creepiness apparent in the details.” – HiFructose

Check out J.L. Schnabel’s full studio visit for Hi-Fructose here:
www.hifructose.com/the-blog/2005-studio-visit-with-esao-andrews.html

Also be sure to check out our ‘sneak peek’ with some add’l shots here:
www.flickr.com/photos/thinkspace/sets/72157628074584439/

Reception with the artist:
Sat, Jan. 7th 5-8PM

On view: Jan. 7th – Jan. 28th, 2012

Thinkspace / 6009 Washington Blvd in Culver City, CA / www.thinkspacegallery.com

Studio visit with DABS MYLA

DABS MYLA at work in their Hollywood studio

Recently made the trip out to Hollywood to visit the studio of Australian duo DABS MYLA as they begin work on ‘The Best Of Times‘. The team have been unstoppable as of late – everything from designing a new line of t-shirts to designing a new tour poster for Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder to killing it back in their homeland of Australia. Whew! This globetrotting couple is turning heads and selling every piece they create as they continue to gain momentum and new fans in the process.

A look at the early stages of some of the new works for 'The Best Of Times'

This will be the first studio visit I post as I plan to swing back a bit closer to the show and take some add’l pics. Hi-Fructose and Daily Dujour will also be doing studio visits in the month ahead, so be sure to keep an eye out for those. They are deep into the show at this point and I’m happy to share with you all a lil’ sneak peek into the goodness factory that is their studio. BIG plans are in store for this August, for now, take a peek at the paintings coming to life. More details announced soon!

Check out the full set of pics from my studio visit here:
www.flickr.com/photos/thinkspace/sets/72157626821470632/

Close up look at one of the duo's new paintings... yes, this is a painting! Insane details in the new works.
Close up view at their largest painting to date - 4x4 feet!!!

Check out a nice lil’ “introduction” to DABS MYLA over at Erratic Phenomena here:
www.erraticphenomena.com/2011/06/dabs-mylas-graffiti-wonderland.html

Also watch for an in-depth interview with the couple to be posted on Erratic Phenomena closer to the exhibit.

DABS at work applying his goodness
MYLA lays in the photo realistic details

Try and keep up with ’em at www.dabsmyla.com

Get ready for this August!!! More details and sneak peeks released soon!

First look at one of the finished gems from 'The Best Of Times'

DABS MYLA ‘The Best Of Times’

August 13th – September 3rd

Thinkspace / 6009 Washington Blvd. in Culver City, CA 90232 / www.thinkspacegallery.com