The debut art show from Lili Hayes is coming May 28 showing at Green Street | Presented by The C.O.A. in partnership with Thinkspace Projects + Green Street + Alta

‘Cisco Rock’
Art by Lili’s Way

The debut art exhibition from LILI HAYES

Presented by The C.O.A.
In partnership with Thinkspace Projects + Green Street + Alta

Public Opening Reception:
Saturday, May 28 from 6 – 9 pm

Taking Place at:
Green Street
718 S. Hill Street / 7th Floor
Los Angeles, California 90014

To attend, please be sure to RSVP.

A special online Lili Hayes webshop will be launched following the opening weekend, allowing access to her original works on paper to those unable to attend the opening festivities.

Lili Hayes was born In Yugoslavia and raised in Israel. She came from a very poor and loving family that often struggled to find even the most basic resources. She moved to Los Angeles in 1975 and for over 40 years, ran a wholesale women’s clothing store downtown. She learned to be sharp, thoughtful, discerning and most importantly, value the relationships she’d built with her customers above everything else. In 1978, Lili met a man named Hayes, that also went by “The Candyman” and they were married a year later.

On May 16th, 1984, their son Kevin was born. In 2015 Kevin launched his first Instagram account, featuring clips and performances by Lili interacting with the public, which has led to them sharing content on multiple platforms and attracting millions of fans globally.

On February 13th 2021, Kevin gave Lili some paper along with some pens and markers, and she has drawn every day since. In May 2022, The C.O.A. will launch ‘Cisco Rock: Art by Lili’s Way’, which will be the first solo exhibition of drawings and paintings from Lili Hayes, never before seen by the public. Her inspiration for the title came from the nickname “Cisco” which Lili’s mother called her father growing up and which Lili later adopted for her own husband Hayes, which she also called her rock.

On what she wants the public to get from her work, the artist adds “I want them to see me, this is what I know, I draw with love and sweetness. I want people to see it and be happy. I think art is happiness. If the world can accept Lili’s way, I’m a happy camper”.

About the artist: Lili Hayes (born April 7, 1947) is an Israeli-American social media influencer and store owner known for her videos on TikTok and Instagram which are created by her son, Kevin. She is also known for her accent and her frequent rage at Kevin.

Hayes was born in Yugoslavia and was raised in Israel. She moved to the United States where she has spent time in New York City but primarily Los Angeles.
Hayes began making videos on Instagram but later began making TikTok videos as well after it became popular. Her videos are primarily based on Kevin pulling pranks on her or bothering her. The videos are almost always filmed by Kevin. They also do skits based on movies and TV shows such as Scarface, and SpongeBob SquarePants. She is also recognizable and known for her distinctive accent, retro-style Cazal glasses, and ironic Supreme hat which is typically considered to be a brand for Generation Z.

On Instagram, Hayes has 650K followers and over 5.1 million followers on TikTok.

About the C.O.A.: The C.O.A. is a multiversal organization on a mission to make art a part of everyone’s live’s. We believe everyone’s an artist and Every. Thing. Is. Art.
About Thinkspace Projects:Thinkspace Projects was founded in 2005; now in LA’s burgeoning West Adams District, the gallery has garnered an international reputation as one of the most active and productive exponents of the New Contemporary Art Movement. Maintaining its founding commitment to the promotion and support of its artists, Thinkspace has steadily expanded its roster and diversified its projects, creating collaborative and institutional opportunities all over the world. Founded in the spirit of forging recognition for young, emerging, and lesser-known talents, the gallery is now home to artists from all over the world, ranging from the emerging, mid-career, and established.

About Green Street: We’re currently curating Green Street’s first building project; 718 South Hill, a 67,000 SqFt business and community social center in Los Angeles, soon home to the world’s leading Cannabis brands. Our goal is to make Green Street the epicenter of cannabis in Los Angeles, therefore the world. 
The building was originally constructed over a century ago for The Los Angeles Furniture Factory, decades later renovated into a jewelry factory, then, years later, a featured location in the 1984 blockbuster Terminator. Just south of Pershing Square, our incredible neighbors include Ace Hotel, Shack Shack, NoMad, Whole Foods, Sweetgreens, Freehand, Sugarfish, RSVP Gallery, Tacos 1986, The LA Athletic Club, Vans, Uncle Paulie’s & more.

The building will now serve as a professional and social hub for the cannabis community, entrepreneurs & creatives. Green Street will be completed in 2021 and will feature over 50 companies and brands including an award-winning restaurant, a private club, art gallery, retail space, co-working suites, brand showrooms, content studios, and a state-of-the-art rooftop event space.

About ALTA: ALTA is a multifaceted event venue in DTLA bringing to life the best of hospitality and entertainment in a cannabis-friendly space. A joint venture between thought-leaders Gusto Green and Green Street, ALTA occupies the penthouse (and soon the rooftop) of 718 S Hill St hosting a rotating calendar of lifestyle events. Available for intimate events and events up to 300 guests. Full production available including catering by Gusto Green.

Photo Tour of Super A (aka Stefan Thelen) exhibition ‘The Other Way Around’ showing at MOAH Lancaster

A photo tour of Super A (Aka Stefan Thelen) debut solo museum exhibition ‘The Other Way Around’. An absolutely stellar show and a must-see this summer.

‘The Other Way Around’ is on view through August 21 at the Museum of Art and History in Lancaster, California.

‘AHORA’ a co-curated exhibition from Thinkspace Projects and Tlaloc Studios showing at Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center | June 11, 2022 – July 24, 2022

Haylie Jimenez

‘AHORA’
Curated by Thinkspace Projects and Tlaloc Studios

On view June 11 – July 24, 2022

Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center
241 S. Anaheim Blvd
Anaheim, California
www.muzeo.org

‘AHORA’ is on display free to the public in the Historic Carnegie Galleries

Bringing together two of LA’s most revered incubators for emerging art, ‘AHORA’ will showcase the work of 44 contemporary artists from around the world, with a focus on Southern California. This special exhibition is being curated by Ozzie Juarez from Tlaloc Studios and Andrew Hosner from Thinkspace Projects. Each curator has chosen a vast array of creatives across various mediums, each with that special something that places them firmly in the current zeitgeist.

From the delicate ceramic work of Lizette Hernandez, Sachi Moskowitz and Maria Paz to the more figurative-based ceramic creations of Sydnie and Haylie Jimenez, Abi Castillo and Kristy Moreno and the sculptural creations of Aaron Estrada, Kiko Miyares, Maria Maea and Toco-Oco, this exhibition run the gamut! Including the photographic work of Felix Quintana and Valerie J. Bower alongside the contemporary portraiture of Brian ‘Dovie’ Golden and Manuel Zamudio, and the surrealist leanings of Young-Ji Cha and Ryo Laksamana (aka Ryol) the juxtaposition is clear and powerful. These perfectly compliment the street art-infused work of Sentrock, Mr. B Baby, Loser Angeles and Motelseven and the observational works of the Perez Bros, Hely Gonzales, Johnny Quintanilla and Alvaro Naddeo. ‘AHORA’ aims to be a snapshot of the now, highlighting the creatives who make work that speak to the major upheavals of our modern times.

Featuring new works from:

Valerie J. Bower

Jamiah Calvin

Abi Castillo

Young-Ji Cha

Lauren D’amato

Aaron Estrada

Paul Flores

Abe Garcia

Brian ‘Dovie’ Golden

Hely Gonzales

Lizette Hernandez

Cody Jimenez

Haylie Jimenez

Sydnie Jimenez

Ozzie Juarez

Yasuhito Kawasaki

Ryo Laksamana (aka Ryol)

Loser Angeles

Kiara Machado

Maria Maea

Steve Martinez

Juan Median

Kiko Miyares

Kristy Moreno

Sachi Moskowitz

Motelseven

Mr. B Baby

Alvaro Naddeo

The Perez Bros

Michael Polakowski

Felix Quintana

Johnny Quintanilla

Maria Paz

Carlos Ramirez

Albert Reyes

Gustavo Rimada

Rossana Romero

Javier Ruiz

Sentrock

Dulcito Soledad

Toco-Oco

Issac Vazquez

Josh Vazquez

Josh Young

Manuel Zamudio

About Tlaloc Studios:

Tlaloc Studios is an interdisciplinary creative space with a diverse range of artists and practices, including Film Photography, Printmaking, Ceramics, Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Graphic design , Videography and Fashion Design. Tlaloc Studios also host workshops and curates exhibitions and events for the Los Angeles community.

About Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center:

The Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center engages the community in exploring and celebrating our diverse heritage, culture and arts through creative programming.
Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center is located in downtown Anaheim near the intersection of Broadway and Anaheim Boulevard. There are two galleries at Muzeo, the Main Gallery (which has an admission fee and houses rotating exhibits) and the Carnegie Gallery (which offers free admission and houses both rotating exhibits and a permanent exhibit on the history of Anaheim). NOTE that admission fees vary with each Muzeo Main Gallery exhibit. 

Opening Reception:

Saturday, June 11

‘Ahora’ is on display free to the public in the Historic Carnegie Galleries.

Scott Listfield exhibition ‘The Multiverse’ showing at Thinkspace Projects | June 4,2022 – June 25, 2022

SCOTT LISTFIELD
‘The Multiverse’

Opening Reception
Saturday, June 4 from 6PM-10PM
DJ + Refreshments Served

Thinkspace Projects is presenting Scott Listfield’s latest show with the gallery, ‘The Multiverse.’ This complex show is the result of two years of feeling stuck, both physically and mentally. On the other side of a difficult period globally and personally, Listfield set out to make a show that was autobiographical in nature.

Looking back at the different lives he’s lived, people he’s known, and almost 600 paintings he’s created, Listfield was able to see his signature astronaut in a new light. Revisiting some of the earliest settings as a means to revisit the time in his life when he first created those pieces, and walk in the shoes of a much younger version of himself.

The result is striking, balancing the alien with the familiar, the realistic with the fantastic. At its core, the show is about escaping—escaping as both a means of relief and self-discovery. As Listfield relives some of his earliest days and earliest work, he finds his way back to his own beginnings in parallel with the astronaut. The work is vast and varied.

“The centerpiece of this show are the three largest paintings I’ve ever made, each a literal monument to memories of those I’ve lost along the way. I needed to build those monuments to remember. I needed to build those monuments to move on. I’ve been inside lately, looking back. It’s time to go outside again and look to the future.”

‘The Multiverse’ opens Saturday, June 4th with a reception from 6PM to 10PM. The show will remain on view until June 25th at Thinkspace Projects.

About Scott Listfield
Scott Listfield is known for his paintings featuring a lone exploratory astronaut lost in a landscape cluttered with pop culture icons, corporate logos, and tongue-in-cheek science fiction references. Scott grew up in Boston, MA and studied art at Dartmouth College. After some time spent living abroad, Scott returned to America and, shortly before the real life, non-movie version of the year 2001, began painting astronauts and, sometimes, dinosaurs.

Scott has been profiled in Juxtapoz, Wired Magazine, the Boston Globe, New American Paintings, and on at least one local television station. He has exhibited his work in Los Angeles, London, Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Miami, Montreal, Boston, and many other nice places.

TRNZ exhibition ‘Cotton Harlequins’ showing at Thinkspace Projects | June 4, 2022 – June 25, 2022

TRNZ
‘Cotton Harlequins’
Gallery II

Opening Reception
Saturday, June 4 from 6 PM-10 PM
DJ + Refreshments Served

Thinkspace Projects is presenting TRNZ’s debut US solo show, ‘Cotton Harlequins.’ Inspired by the artist’s recent trips to local thrift shops and his childhood love of anime, the resulting collection is a colorful story told through clothing and facial expressions.

“Ukay-ukay” is a store in the Philippines where secondhand clothes, shoes, bags, and accessories are sold at a cheap price. The items sold are usually brought from European countries and North America, and resold to the community, bringing fashion influence and history.

In this collection, TRNZ breathes life into the garments for a third time, painting portraits featuring various pieces, patterns, and textures, each found during trips to the Ukay-ukay store. The result is layered and complex, just like the pieces of clothing, offering a window into cultural influence and the power of fashion as a visual medium.

‘Cotton Harlequins’ opens Saturday, June 4th with a reception from 6PM to 10PM. The show will remain on view until June 25th at Thinkspace Projects.

About TRNZ
Born in Manila, TRNZ (Terence) was introduced to art through dubbed Japanese anime which aired daily on his family’s local television. After receiving a BFA Major in Advertising, he spent his early years as an art director at TBWA/SMP, a global network advertising agency. In 2017, he shifted directions and started dabbling in visual art. His time in advertising taught him to embrace a multimedia approach in his work. Now, he creates a world with alluring narration while keeping characteristics that are unique to him and his style.