‘Launching Your Art Career’ with a contribution from Andrew Hosner

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Launching Your Art Career is now available on Amazon and through SloanFineArt. com. This book is a no-nonsense guide to navigating the incredibly elusive art world. With over 40 working artists and art dealers, including Thinkspace co-owner/curator Andrew Hosner, contributing to this practical guide – it’s time to get to work.

In this no nonsense, easy-to-read handbook, experienced arts professional Alix Sloan shares advice, information and encouragement to help artists successfully launch, re-launch or refocus their careers. Topics include: setting goals, networking, finding & creating exhibition opportunities, pricing & selling art, working with galleries, effective web sites & artist statements, studio management and more. Also included: helpful online resources and additional advice from over forty working artists and art dealers.

The News Sentinel drops by ‘Invisible College’ Fort Wayne Museum of Art

*Update: The News Sentinel full article is now up on their website, Invisible College” will be seen starting Saturday.

Local Fort Wayne, IN newspaper The News Sentinel came by the Fort Wayne Museum of Art the other day and interviewed Thinkspace’s co-owner/curator Andrew Hosner and co-curator of ‘Invisible College’ Josef Zimmerman. Look for a full piece on the exhibition in tomorrow’s newspaper, but the paper posted a lil’ snippet of the interview in video form today here:

‘Invisible College’ Exhibit Brings the Streets Indoors – 89.1 WBOI Press

Invisible College Podcast

89.1 WBOI in Indiana interviewed ‘Invisible College‘ co-curator Josef Zimmerman and artist Andrew Schoultz to discuss the upcoming exhibition at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art. The three-minute segment touches on ‘new contemporary’ arts’ place in the traditional art world and how artists are developing outside white walls. Please visit WBOI website to listen to the full segment.

But a new exhibit at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art is blurring those lines – bringing traditional public and street art inside its walls.  “Invisible College” includes pieces from all over the world, and five original murals painted right inside the museum.

Fort Wayne Museum of Art ‘Invisible College’ Teaser

Front of Fort Wayne Museum of Art

July 11th – September 27th, 2015

We’ve been in Indiana this week getting Invisible College up at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art. Co-curated by Andrew and Shawn Hosner of Los Angeles’ Thinkspace Gallery, and Josef Zimmerman of the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Invisible College offers a cross-section of some of the most exciting artists working in the New Contemporary genre. As it continues to evolve and expand, the movement embraces talent from all over the world and ushers in a new guard that seeks to increase the social and popular relevance of contemporary art. Below are process shots of a few of the mural installations coming from Andrew Schoultz, Cyrcle, Mark Dean Veca and Troy Lovegates. The exhibition will also include a featured installation by Brett Amory.

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detail shot of mural

FWMOA hanging

FWMoA mural

FWMoA mural 2

Fort Wayne Museum of Art
311 E Main Street
Fort Wayne, Indiana
46802
www.fwmoa.org
(260) 422-6467

Please visit the Thinkspace Gallery website for more information.

New Works by Nosego for ‘Along Infinite River’ opening July 18th

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Nosego – Along Infinite River
On View July 18th – August 8th

Thinkspace (Los Angeles) – is pleased to present Along Infinite River, featuring new works by Philadelphia based artist Yis Goodwin. An imaginative painter, illustrator and urban muralist known for his work’s unrestrained creativity, Goodwin, or “Nosego”, brings detailed totemic pieces to life. Rich with symbolic suggestion, personal excavation and uninhibited play, his character driven works host countless creature composites, their parts assembled from the fluid intermingling of imaginary worlds. A process inspired by his childhood memory of recombining elements from the characters in his toy box, Nosego creates new forms from borrowed individual parts. Weaving in and out of multiple worlds and references, he combines surreal cartoonish mutations with elements of detailed realism. The resulting bionic universe is made up of anthropomorphic animals, fractured and reassembled figures and spaces, and a child-like nostalgia offset by something darker lurking in adult shadows.

When not creating huge architecturally scaled murals with spray paint, Nosego is working primarily in acrylic on wood panel. Uniting reality with fiction through an intuitive stream of consciousness, he captures his free associations, in defiance of plausible relationships, and playfully allows the works to come to life. A floating wolf head emerges from an orb of flowers, a mountainous expanse is glimpsed through the open mouth of a duck head, a cartoon-like cat emerges high above a forest as a waterfall cascades from its mouth…There are no limits in Nosego’s world and everything is connected. The animals become relatable symbolic vehicles for human impulses and expressions, while the landscapes combine everything from forests to galactic skies.

Nosego’s work conveys something far more profound than inventive “Frankensteining”. It’s personal and explosively emotive. His wonderfully offbeat hybrids of animals, objects and environments are always dynamically evolving; sloughing off and building up new parts and skins before our eyes, revealing a simultaneity of multiple, actively changing, selves. Though an artist who encourages his work to be freely interpreted by the viewer, the idea of capturing a feeling of psychological interconnectedness and continuity is apparent in the work. Movement is literal and figurative, and nothing is static or remains still. Nosego’s work is always shedding layers and pushing new propositions through its newly opened spaces, puzzling together a legion of disparate pieces, places, bodies and selves. Along Infinite River is inspired by this fluidity of consciousness, so integral to Nosego’s process, and by the deeply interconnected nature of life as a journey coming in and out of present and introspective focus.

There is a childlike joy in the way Nosego creates his work; the kind of honest enthusiasm for creation that is so quickly consumed by the cynicism of adulthood. He captures this indiscriminate creative impulse, commingling play with the dark, ridiculous and uncanny….the end result is nothing short of spellbinding.