“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 Joshua Petker
Tell us a little bit about your piece for Thinkspace’s ‘5 Year Anniversary Show’ this November?
My painting continues with the theme I’ve focused on all year: the balance between identity and reality. I incorporated elements from the two shows I had this year. I am really happy with the painting.
What were you doing back in 2005 when Thinkspace started?
In 2005 I was just barely getting my feet wet as an artist. It’s been five years and I’ve done a lot but I still feel like I am just getting barely my feet wet.
Name 5 things you can’t live without in your studio?
Paint, brushes, books, tea, and smoke.
Where do you hope to be 5 years from now?
I hope to be making a much wider variation of art than I am known for now.
What have you got coming up in 2011?
I’m doing a mini show of 5 large works at the Corey Helford Gallery next summer. Other than that I am taking the year off to paint for shows in 2012.
Artist website: www.joshuapetker.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