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

Jacub Gagnon 'Elementary, Deer Watson' - Acrylic on canvas

This November Thinkspace will celebrate our 5 Year Anniversary. To help celebrate we’ve put together a group show we can’t wait for everyone to see this coming November.

’5 Years / 5 Questions’ with Jacub Gagnon

Tell us a little bit about your piece for Thinkspace’s ‘5 Year Anniversary Show’ this November?
My piece, “Elementary, Deer Watson” is not only the title but is the (unspoken) dialogue between the stag to its young buck. A remark from the fatherly stag to the buck explaining the natural order in becoming an adult, which in this case is the rudimentary transformation into more than just a deer, but in fact a hot-air balloon/deer hybrid. Some thoughts that crossed my mind while working on this piece were, father son relations, animal comradery and the unnatural state of nature. Of course this is my thought process and story I’ve attached to the piece and I am always interested and pleasantly intrigued when I hear another give a different interpretation on it.

What were you doing back in 2005 when Thinkspace started?
At the beginning of 2005 I was still in high school and not really sure what I wanted to do with my life. Shortly after I decided to go to Art College and come that September had started my first year at OCAD in Toronto.

Name 5 things you can’t live without in your studio?
-Lots of lighting for those late nights
-Lots of artwork hung on the walls
-My computer
-Music, audiobooks, movies and of course my seasons of South Park that have got me through many long nights!
-Although I am currently living without one, I would say a pet is a must!

Where do you hope to be 5 years from now?
I hope to continue my art career and possibly move to a new city for a change in scenery and atmosphere.

What have you got coming up in 2011?
I’ll be in a 2 man show at Thinkspace Gallery with Yosuke Ueno in the spring which I am really excited for. Beyond that doing some group shows and hopefully picking up some more commission work along the way.

Artist website: www.jacubgagnon.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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