“To celebrate their 5 Year Anniversary, Thinkspace Gallery is putting on the mother of all shows.” – MyModernMet.com
’5 Years / 5 Questions’ with Brett Amory
Tell us a little bit about your piece for Thinkspace’s ‘5 Year Anniversary Show’ this November?
I will be putting “Waiting#63” in the anniversary show. This painting is part of my “Waiting Night” series. I took the pic for the reference when I was down in LA for my solo at Thinkspace last June. I was in Fulerton with Julianne Yates from Gallery Heist and we stopped at this old retro diner to get some food. The place made me feel like I was in another time. It had this melancholy feeling like it didn’t belong in the world as we know it. It was perfect for the “Waiting” series. I had Julianne pose in front for awhile till she was able to express the emotion of the place.
What were you doing back in 2005 when Thinkspace started?
I had just graduated from art school and was starting to show in galleries.
Name 5 things you can’t live without in your studio?
Brushes Paint Terpentine Computer Music
Where do you hope to be 5 years from now?
As an artist I just want to go bigger. Bigger ideas, bigger work, bigger spaces. In 5 years I really hope I have the the means of doing my work on a very large scale. I want to awaken the viewer to a new state of consciousness and bring them to the now while looking at my work. To do this I feel the work has to be larger than life. Paintings with ten foot figures and larger than life environments. I hope to have the means to do this work and big enough spaces to show it in.
What have you got coming up in 2011?
I will be in a three person show at Thinkspace in January and a three person show at Bold Hype in January. That’s it so far.
Artist website: www.brettamory.com
Check out the ‘Sneak Peek’ for our 5 Year Anniversary group show here:
‘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