“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 Chet Zar
Tell us a little bit about your piece for Thinkspace’s ‘5 Year Anniversary Show’ this November?
I started this piece in July at the Visionary Expo in New Jersey. I was there painting live. It was still loose but looking good so I brought it home. It sat in my studio for a while, and after a couple months it started begging me to be finished. I took a digital snapshot of it and started messing with it in Photoshop, added some new elements and started playing around with color. Using my Photoshop comp for reference, I finished the painting up for real.
What were you doing back in 2005 when Thinkspace started?
My paintings were finally starting to sell and my career was beginning to take off. I was also still working a 40 hr a week day job in the film industry. So I guess the best answer is that I was working- constantly.
Name 5 things you can’t live without in your studio?
My electronic cigarette
The Howard Stern Show
Where do you hope to be 5 years from now?
Out of credit card debt.
What have you got coming up in 2011?
I am curating a sculpture show at Copro Gallery in January. In June, I have a solo show at Last Rites in NYC and then a solo show with Dan Quintana at Copro Gallery in October of 2011. Also at Copro that night, in gallery 3, I will be curating the return of The Talking Board Show! Should be a fun year.
Artist website: www.chetzar.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