‘5 Years / 5 Questions’ with Aaron Nagel – Thinkspace’s 5 Year Anniversary Show (Sat, Nov. 6th)

Aaron Nagel 'Spotless' - Oil on maple panel

“If you’re looking for one art show to attend this year, I’d like to suggest Thinkspace’s upcoming 5 Year Anniversary blow out. Established in 2005, Thinkspace is one of the few galleries who doesn’t just follow trends, they start them.” MyModernMet.com

’5 Years / 5 Questions’ with Aaron Nagel

Tell us a little bit about your piece for Thinkspace’s ‘5 Year Anniversary Show’ this November?
My piece is called “Spotless” and is oil on panel. It’s not really about anything, but is meant to convey a mood. For me, that mood is similar to what I feel like viewing certain iconography… foreboding yet inspiring.

What were you doing back in 2005 when Thinkspace started?
I was working a torturous office job, playing and touring on/off with a band, and painting…but painting in a totally different style than I do now. I had no idea how to paint flesh tones five years ago.

Name 5 things you can’t live without in your studio?
My computer (for playing audiobooks — really), naples yellow Italian, coffee, my cat Ty, and paper towels.

Where do you hope to be 5 years from now?
I hope to be painting in a bigger studio, and showing in more cities/countries. I’m happy where I am, so if I can keep this trajectory going, I should be ok.

What have you got coming up in 2011?
I have another solo show at the Shooting Gallery in San Francisco in May ’11. Then a 2-person show in September ’11 at Thinkspace… and probably some group stuff in between all that.

Artist website: www.aaronnagel.com

Check out the ‘Sneak Peek’ for our 5 Year Anniversary group show here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/thinkspace/sets/72157625035068712/

‘5 Year Anniversary Show’
Group exhibition showcasing 48 artists representing our past, present and future with a featured installation from Johnny ‘KMNDZ’ Rodriguez

Opening Reception: Sat, Nov. 6th, 2010 7-10PM
On view: Nov. 6th – Nov. 27th, 2010

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

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