Coming Up November 7th at the Brand Library and Arts Center

Brand Library & Art Center presents:
NEXUS III – curated by Thinkspace Projects
November 7, 2020 through January 6, 2021

Featuring solo projects from:
YOSUKE UENO – Majestic Parade
THE PEREZ BROS – More Bounce
AMY SOL – Forest Dreams
LEON KEER – Luke Warm
REEN BARRERA – Dull Maker
URIGINAL (aka URI MARTINEZ) – Sweet Rage

Brand Library & Art Center and Thinkspace Projects are pleased to present Nexus III, showcasing a curated selection of international artists belonging to the New Contemporary Art Movement. This special exhibition will include mini solo shows from Yosuke Ueno, The Perez Bros, Amy Sol, Leon Keer, Reen Barrera and Uriginal (aka Uri Martinez).

Known for it’s renewed emphasis on figuration, representational genres, and narrative in the wake of art academe’s conceptual turn of the 90s, the New Contemporary Art Movement is shaped by a foundational countercultural edge, public activations, and its social impetus. Largely self-supported and community-driven, the movement has taken shape beyond gallery walls and outside of traditional institutional vetting. Now, as diverse and heterogeneous aesthetically as it is geographically and culturally expansive, the New Contemporary has come into its own as a globally energized art movement.

BRAND LIBRARY & ART CENTER: Brand Library & Art Center has been a cornerstone for the arts in Southern California since 1956. This unique public library focuses on visual arts and music and provides free services and programs for a diverse community, including a collection of over 110,000 items, subject specialist librarians, exhibitions, concerts, lectures, dance performances, films, and hands-on craft programs for children and adults. Always evolving, Brand Library utilizes new technologies and continues to develop innovative programs to serve an ever-widening public interested in the arts. Brand Library & Art Center is a branch of the City of Glendale Library, Arts & Culture Department.

YOSUKE UENO
Majestic Parade

Photo Tour of New Works from Kaili Smith, Nuno Viegas, and STOM500

A photo tour through Kaili Smith’s ‘A Utopia Where The Problems Are Not Fixed‘, Nuno Viegas’s ‘Yard Romance‘, and STOM500’s ‘Infra Red‘.

Exhibitions can be viewed in person each Saturday during the duration of the shows by scheduled appointment. Please visit our website for additional details and to book your appointment. Masks are required at all times, no exceptions.

Photos by Birdman.

Virtual Tour of New Works from Kaili Smith, Nuno Viegas, and STOM500

October 17, 2020 – November 7, 2020

Thinkspace is pleased to present a virtual tour through Kaili Smith’s ‘A Utopia Where The Problems Are Not Fixed‘, Nuno Viegas’s ‘Yard Romance‘, and STOM500’s ‘Infra Red‘.

Visit https://players.cupix.com/p/uMhoHIqw for a self-guided virtual tour.

Exhibitions can be viewed in person each Saturday during the duration of the shows by scheduled appointment. Please visit our website for additional details and to book your appointment. Masks are required at all times, no exceptions.

Tour created by Birdman.

Video Tour of New Works from Kaili Smith, Nuno Viegas, and STOM500

Thinkspace is pleased to present Kaili Smith’s ‘A Utopia Where The Problems Are Not Fixed‘, Nuno Viegas’s ‘Yard Romance‘, STOM500’s ‘Infra Red‘.

October 17, 2020 – November 7, 2020

Kaili Smith –  ‘A Utopia Where The Problems Are Not Fixed

Inspiration behind the exhibition: After reflecting on my last body of work from my show with Thinkspace in 2018, I had several points of changes I wanted for this show. The first was to move away from the “Le Petit Prince” reference in my paintings. Secondly, to include backgrounds that placed the context and environment of the figures, and lastly, work more on narrative in my paintings. I spent a long time working on a mind map drawn on to my studio wall. The mind map was made out of keywords that branched into sentences, rough painting sketches, photos from my childhood etc. This ended up with three themes that the works would center around: Violence/Vulnerability, Crime/Prize, and Companionship/Lotgenoot. The title of the show came up through the mind mapping process and is the perfect contradiction that in so many ways captures the world I’m trying to create in the paintings, as well as the environment and memories the works are inspired by.

Nuno Viegas – ‘Yard Romance

Inspiration behind the exhibition: The main focus of my body of work for the last years has been the graffiti scene. Graffiti shaped my life and I keep evoking its elements in my work while paying a constant tribute to all the graff writers out there. I have huge respect for this scene and consider this way of life inspiring besides all the negativity associated with it. Even though graffiti can be visually aggressive, dirty, and disturbing to a lot of people I consider it carries many values humanity should be aware of and look up to. Values like brotherhood, teamwork, dedication, loyalty,  passion, equality, amongst others, while having fun and living the moment pumped by adrenaline – to FEEL ALIVE! Graffiti only disturbs people who don’t like it, It doesn’t hurt anyone. The only “downside” I see to it is the fact that if you don’t like it and you wish to clean it up, you will need to spend money to do so and sometimes people are trapped in a position where they have to pay for it even if they don’t want to or can’t afford to – for example if you live in a condo and all of a sudden you have a massive condo bill to pay for maintenance of the building. That’s why I always avoided painting in private spots. But hey nothing is perfect in life!

This is not graffiti!

STOM500 – ‘Infra Red

Inspiration behind the exhibition: For the last couple of years, I have worked with light in my composition. The bees are like a kind of spot and they create some spectacular lights which are often colored. For this mini solo show, I wanted to create some works only with this same colored light. Also, I think the red is an interesting color choice because it creates something energetic and cozy too.

Also for me, it’s another highlight to show and make the focus on my bees. They are always the smallest part of my work but currently the most important because they give all the flow and the atmosphere.

The exhibition will be on view from October 17 through November 7.

We plan to have visitation for the show each Saturday, including opening day from noon to 6 pm. We will post a scheduling platform link on our website this coming week.

Video courtesy of Birdman

New Print Set from GIORGIKO

Excited to share details on a very special print set with GIORGIKO that we have been working on over the past few months. The original paintings for Transition Lenses were exhibited as part of the duo’s recent sold-out solo show Horizon Light that took place this past February.

The goal was to have the character’s sunglasses look real, with a reflective sheen to them, especially when viewed from the sides or via a passing glance. The resulting print set has perfectly captured this effect and we are all thrilled with how they came out. Super impressive.

GIORGIKO
Transition Lenses (print set)
Edition of 25 (two print set)
Fine art print on Entrada Rag Natural 300gsm paper with foil stamping on the sunglasses
21 x 22.5 inches / 53.3 x 57.2 cm (18 x 18 inch image area)
Signed, numbered and embossed by the artists
$575 for the set

The team at POV Evolving and the Foil Place really did an incredible job on this deluxe print set. We are so excited to make this available to you all.

Available next Friday, October 16 at 9 am Pacific Time. There are no pre-sales or reserves. We will send out an e-mail that day at roughly 9 am Pacific Time to our newsletter list and we will fill requests in the order in which e-mail replies are received. A direct buy link will then be shared with you and you will have 2 hours to make payment and secure your sale before we move on to the next patron.

E-mailing to request before does not count, only replies to the official solicitation mail will be replied to.

Please do not e-mail now to ask questions or favors, all details are shared above.

Thank you.