’5 Years / 5 Questions’ with Jen Lobo
Tell us a little bit about your piece for Thinkspace’s ‘5 Year Anniversary Show’ this November?
My piece is a painting of the ‘Horsehead Nebula’. I keep getting drawn back to the skies lately. I may just eventually make my way through all the animal named nebulae.
What were you doing back in 2005 when Thinkspace started?
I had a baby girl in 2005! What a good year!
Name 5 things you can’t live without in your studio?
2. Public radio. Music and TV can be a bit distracting when I’m working. I live for new episodes of RadioLab.
3. Books! I have more books than I know what to do with. They are literally stacked on every surface. Everything from children’s books from the ’60s to natural history texts.
4. Naples yellow & gold ochre.
5. My curio trinkets. My husband calls them my jars of weirdness. I keep little glass jars with stuff in them. I’ve got a tuft of a lion’s mane, some wolf fur, a hummingbird nest made with some of my hair (long story), three shark egg sacs, a sparrow skull…. You get the idea. These are the things I would grab in a fire.
Where do you hope to be 5 years from now?
In the same place with the same people.
What have you got coming up in 2011?
I’ll be showing in the project room at Thinkspace in June, along with a couple other projects and group shows in the mix.
Artist website: www.jenlobo.com
Check out the works featured in our 5 Year Anniversary show here:
‘5 Year Anniversary Show’
Group exhibition showcasing 49 artists representing our past, present and future with a featured installation from Johnny ‘KMNDZ’ Rodriguez
LAST DAY TO VIEW: This Sat, Nov. 27th from 1-6PM
(* please note we are closed this Thurs and Fri for Thanksgiving)
Thinkspace / 6009 Washington Blvd in Culver City / www.thinkspacegallery.com